Sumary of Point-of-care ultrasound algorithm offers ‘rule-in diagnostic tool’ for transient synovitis:
- Back to Healio In children who present to the pediatric ED, a point-of-care ultrasonography decision-support algorithm — a rule-in tool — accurately diagnosed transient synovitis, according to data published in JAMA Network Open.
- Ultrasonography examination frequently reveals hip effusion.
- ” In children who present to the pediatric emergency department a point-of-care ultrasonography decision-support algorithm — a rule-in tool — accurately identified transient synovitis, according to data.
- Source: Adobe Stock “A point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) decision-support algorithm (DSA) is regularly used to identify TS in the pediatric ED of Rambam Health Care Campus, a tertiary hospital in Haifa, Israel,” they added.
- “The POCUS-DSA includes a set of 5 clinical criteria that must be met, followed by bedside ultrasonography examination of the hip joint.
- Those with hip effusion received a diagnosis of transient synovitis in the ED and were scheduled for a follow-up visit in 5 to 7 days.
- Meanwhile, those without hip effusion were assessed with laboratory or imaging tests based on clinician determination.
- A final diagnosis of transient synovitis was made for any patient who demonstrated spontaneous resolution of symptoms and a reduction in effusion at follow-up.