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Here Are The Top 10 Most Unnecessary Medical Treatments, According to Scientists
 

Here Are The Top 10 Most Unnecessary Medical Treatments, According to Scientists

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A recent literature study on medical care in the US has put forward ten diagnostic procedures and treatments that were overused in 2016, with the intention of highlighting ways that the medical system could be made more effective and more efficient.
 
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12 Oct 2017 - General
 
Peratining to the second test: Computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA). CTPA is generally used to detect pulmonary embolism and is very sensitive. I do agree that it may delay the treatment of patients, which is why when pulmonary embolism is suspected clinically based on certain scoring - eg Wells Scoring, then empircal treatment with anticoagulations will be used first while awaiting for the scan. The scan is actually important to visualise for saddle embolus and proceed with alternat...
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Pertaining to the first test: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). TEE is often done to have a better visualization of the cardiac function, as well as the valves particularly the mitral valve. It is certainly superior to transthoracic echocardiography TTE, and it is routinely used intra-operatively for valvular surgery on table. I believe it is important to use it intra-operatively, however to specially sedate someone, the indications of doing it has to be strong ie. unable to visualise on T...
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