Steve Beningfield

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic equivalence, radiation dose, clinical usefulness and radiographic aspects of a low-dose, full-body digital X-ray machine in a busy trauma unit. A digital trauma X-ray machine known as "LODOX" was compared with conventional radiography between June 1999 and November 2001 in the Groote Schuur Hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the sensitivity of emergency department ultrasonography (US) in the diagnosis of occult cardiac injuries. BACKGROUND Internationally, US has become the investigation of choice in screening patients for a possible cardiac injury after penetrating chest trauma by detecting blood in the pericardial sac. METHODS Patients presenting(More)
Detection of a cardiac injury in a stable patient after a penetrating chest injury can be difficult. Ultrasound of the pericardial sac may be associated with a false negative result in the presence of a hemothorax. A filling in of the left heart border inferior to the pulmonary artery, called the straight left heart border (SLHB), is a radiological sign on(More)
7864 infants were examined within 48 h of birth by junior medical staff; 5 with dislocation, 16 with dislocatable hip, and 25 with joint laxity were referred for abduction splinting. 622 of the infants (7.9%) had minor signs (clicking or grating hip). When these 622 infants underwent clinical and radiological examination at 4 months of age, 34 had serious(More)
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