Medcape Medical News Features New Emergency Medicine Research
Emergency Medicine specialist, Dr. Rakesh Mistry, presented new research this weekend at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2011 conference in Boston showing that ultrasound is superior to 2-view abdominal radiography to rule out, or confirm, a diagnosis of ileo-intussusception in children. Intussusception is a blockage of the intestines often treated by surgery.
"Ileo-colic intussusception is a common surgical emergency in young children who come into the emergency department with abdominal pain, and we often have to image these patients," Dr. Mistry told Medscape Medical News. To read the full Medscape Medical News article, click here.