Chest radiograph deterioration during follow-up was not associated with poor outcome, so in our opinion, routine in-hospital follow-up radiographs
in severe CAP have no additional value," she said.
4-year period were reviewed to locate children whose initial radiographs were interpreted as normal by a pediatric radiologist and whose subsequent bone scans or follow-up radiographs showed toddler's fractures.
The sets of films were equally composed of 16 sets of true-positive films (ie, toddler's fractures that were confirmed by bone scan or follow-up radiographs revealing a healing fracture line) and 16 sets of films from normal age-matched controls selected by the process described.
That is, 13 patients had tibial radiographs that were read as normal by pediatric radiologists and subsequently were found to have toddler's fractures when either bone scan or follow-up radiographs revealed a healing fracture.