Added On : 7th November 2011
Don't Withhold Feeds After Reduction of Intussusception in the ED Feeding children within 2 hours after air or contrast enema reduction did not increase risk for complications.
Added On : 19th November 2011
Utility of Urinalysis in Evaluation of Adolescent Males for STIs Findings from a retrospective study support empirical treatment and testing for sexually transmitted infections in adolescent males with urinary complaints; urinalysis is unnecessary.
Added On : 3rd December 2011
Rise in Fatal Overdoses of Prescription Opioid Pain Relievers Prescription opioid overdoses kill more people each year than heroin and cocaine overdoses combined.
Added On : 16th December 2011
Adult Blunt Splenic Injury: Observation vs. Splenic Artery Embolization Embolization is associated with lower failure rates among patients with the most severe injuries.
Added On : 29th December 2011
In a large study, 1 in 2000 adult patients died within 7 days after ED discharge. Predictors of death included increasing age, noninfectious lung disease, and renal disease. To determine the rate and predictors of death within 7 days after emergency department (ED) evaluation in adults, researchers studied data from the Kaiser Permanente system in Southern California and government databases.
Added On : 11th January 2012
Severe Chest Pain Does Not Herald Worse Outcomes In a large study of patients presenting with chest pain, severity of pain did not predict acute myocardial infarction, death, or revascularization.
Added On : 25th January 2012
Helium-Oxygen Therapy Improves Bronchiolitis Scores in Infants Receiving Nebulized Epinephrine Improvement was noted on each of two validated severity scores.
Added On : 8th February 2012
Admission and Repeat Head CT for Patients on Warfarin with Minor Head Injury? This approach identifies most delayed intracranial bleeds, but whether it changes patient outcomes and justifies the increased resources is not clear.
Added On : 22nd February 2012
Intramuscular vs. Intravenous Prehospital Treatment of Status Epilepticus IM midazolam was superior to IV lorazepam for terminating seizures before arrival at the emergency department.
Added On : 6th March 2012
Septic Shock? Reach for Norepinephrine After Fluid Resuscitation A meta-analysis shows that dopamine is associated with increased risk for death and arrhythmic events compared with norepinephrine.
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