This prospective cohort study found that health outcomes for elderly patients with back pain were no better for those who underwent early diagnostic imaging than those who did not.
To prevent complications when thoracentesis is performed to find the cause of pleural effusion, Wilcox and colleagues assessed randomized and observational studies of adults undergoing the procedure that examined diagnostic tests for differentiating exudates from transudates.
This case series of children with autism spectrum disorder compares the diagnostic yield of chromosomal microarray analysis vs whole-exome sequencing.
This observational study uses computerized radiology order entry and clinical decision support systems to examine the proportion and appropriateness of those orders placed by participating clinicians in 8 states between the baseline and intervention periods.
This case series describes the clinical characteristics and natural course of patients with acute flaccid paralysis reported to the California Department of Public Health between June 2012 and July 2015, and compares case incidence during a US enterovirus D68 outbreak with other monitoring periods.
This cluster random clinical trial tested the effects of reversing the order in which mammograms were read by a second radiologist on the rates of breast cancer detection among 46 screening centers in England.