Emergency Medicine

Home Emergency Medicine
Physicians from the United States and other high-income countries report difficulties with care coordination

U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care

Substantial proportion of U.S. doctors do not get timely notifications, information needed from specialists
For patients aged 65 years or older with atrial fibrillation

Receipt of Anticoagulant Rx in ED Linked to Use at Six Months

Findings seen in patients aged 65 years or older with atrial fibrillation who present to emergency department
Sudden unexpected infant death can be classified into two groups based on the age of death

Distinct Populations of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death ID’d

Two populations identified: sudden unexpected early neonatal deaths and postperinatal SUIDs
From 2016 to 2019

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities

Increases seen in psychological disabilities, chronic health conditions
In 2017

Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students

Number of rural medical students would need to quadruple to meet share of rural residents in U.S. population
The number of head and neck injuries related to cellphone use that require emergency department attention has increased during a 20-year period

Cellphone-Related Injuries to Head, Neck on the Rise

Many of these injuries, particularly in younger patients, result from distraction while using cellphone
Cases of a serious

CDC: All 50 States Now Reporting Cases of Severe Vaping-Linked Lung Injury

As of Dec. 4, agency said it plans to only report cases that required hospitalization
Overall

6.5 Percent of Adults Report Prescription Opioid Analgesic Use

Percentage using prescription opioid analgesic increased with age; use up for women versus men
Federal health officials are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli infection linked to romaine lettuce thought to be grown in Salinas

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Twenty-three states have now reported cases, up from 19 last week; no deaths reported so far
Infections linked to injections of black tar heroin have killed seven people in San Diego County in the past two months

Seven Deaths in California From Infections Tied to Black Tar Heroin

Nine people, aged 19 to 57, have been admitted to area hospitals with myonecrosis bacterial infections