Emergency Medicine

Home Emergency Medicine
Up to 47.5 percent of patients withhold potentially life-threatening issues from their physicians

Up to Half of Patients Do Not Disclose Imminent Threats to Physicians

Patients withhold issues of depression, suicidality, abuse due to embarrassment, fear of being judged
Four cases of severe lung injury possibly linked with vaping in Minnesota are similar to dozens of cases in Wisconsin and Illinois. The patients had symptoms such as shortness of breath

Cases of Severe Lung Injury After Vaping Reported in Three States

Health care providers should consider vaping as a cause for unexplained breathing problems, lung injury
Following medical marijuana legalization in Massachusetts in 2012

Pediatric Cannabis Exposure Up After Medical Legalization

Cannabis exposure calls to poison control increased 140 percent after legalization in Massachusetts
Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research

Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

Short-term interest significantly increased for those viewing large TV monitors in ED waiting room
Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is missed less frequently when patients present during childhood or adolescence

Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in One-Fourth of Children, Adults

Misdiagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children, but not adults, associated with diabetic ketoacidosis
Ultrasound guidance improves first-attempt success in establishing intravenous lines in children

Ultrasound Aids IV Line Placement in Children

Findings showed success of first attempts in children with presumed difficult peripheral access
Use of non-hospital-based provider-to-patient telehealth grew almost 1

Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing

2014 to 2018 saw increase of 1,393 percent from 0.007 to 0.104 percent of all medical claim lines
Miracle Mineral Solution

‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ Is No Miracle Cure, FDA Warns

When mixed, the solution develops into a dangerous bleach
Few patients with undiagnosed prediabetes are told that they are at high risk for diabetes

Few at Risk for Diabetes Report Being Informed by Provider

Many individuals with elevated glucose levels are unaware of their heightened diabetes risk
Strategies for perfusion assessment necessary for critical limb ischemia diagnosis remain limited

Perfusion Assessment Key for Critical Limb Ischemia Diagnosis

Emerging technologies may improve diagnosis and management for critical limb ischemia