Obtaining a screening chest CT for thoracic aortic injury poses a higher risk of cancer than the likelihood of identifying an aortic injury in injured children.
The physician response to an incendiary tweet by the NRA last week has been striking. It has led to the hashtag #ThisIsOurLane, as the NRA admonished physicians to “stay in their lane” regarding gun policy. This is a review of the position statement by the American College of Physicians on reducing firearm deaths and injuries that sparked it all.
Whole body CT vs selective CT in children with trauma did not result in mortality benefit. This large, retrospective study with propensity matching suggested that any additional injuries found on pan-CT may have been either not life-threatening or did not change management to produce mortality benefit.