Emergency Medicine

Home Emergency Medicine
For active-duty military personnel

Adding Chiropractic to Usual Care Beneficial for Low Back Pain

Improvements in low back pain intensity and disability among active-duty military personnel
Stigmatizing language used in medical records to describe patients can influence medical students and residents in terms of their attitudes towards the patient and their clinical decision-making

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

Stigmatizing language may transmit bias, influence trainees' attitudes
Emergency room physicians report that their use of point-of-care ultrasound is usually followed by confirmatory testing

Confirmatory Testing Follows ER Use of Ultrasound

Majority of emergency doctors rely on gold standard testing in addition to point of care ultrasound
Inhaled combined budesonide-formoterol used as needed is beneficial for mild asthma

Budesonide-Formoterol Used As Needed Beneficial in Mild Asthma

Superior to terbutaline with respect to asthma control, non-inferior to budesonide for exacerbations
From 2008 to 2015 there was an increase in encounters for suicide ideation and suicide attempts among U.S. children

Suicide Ideation, Attempts Increasing Among U.S. Children

Increase in annual percentage of all visits for suicide ideation, attempts from 2008 to 2015
A nonprofit manufacturer could help keep generic drug prices down and maintain their supply

Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

Nonprofit manufacturer will pursue cost-plus strategy to cover costs, maintain financial viability
For patients with ischemic stroke with an unknown time of onset

Alteplase Good for Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Onset Time

Better functional outcomes with alteplase, but small increased rate of intracranial hemorrhage
A new rapid rabies test for animals could revolutionize screening and spare humans unnecessary painful treatment

New Rabies Test Could Radically Change Testing, Treatment

LN34 is highly accurate and produces results more quickly and cost-effectively than current methods
For children and younger adults with asthma

Asthma Mortality Inversely Tied to Deprivation in English Young

For those aged 5 to 44 years, positive link for deprivation with asthma prevalence, admissions
Hyoscyamine can prevent pacemaker placement in a patient with symptoms caused by a slow ventricular response during atrial fibrillation

Hyoscyamine Helps in A-Fib With Slow Ventricular Response

Successful response in patient with comorbidities who was a poor candidate for pacemaker placement