Emergency Medicine

Home Emergency Medicine
Among adolescents and young adults

Suicide Rates Peaked for Teens, Young Adults in 2017

Rates of suicide increased among youth aged 15 to 24 years
For patients with diabetes

Outpatient Office Visits Increased With Access to Patient Portal

For patients with diabetes and chronic conditions, portal linked to fewer ED visits
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy can occur across the full spectrum of epilepsies

Sudden Death Can Occur in Full Spectrum of Epilepsies

Only 37 percent of patients with sudden unexpected death in epilepsy took last dose of antiseizure meds
Patients whose surgeons have higher numbers of coworker reports about unprofessional behavior may be at increased risk for postsurgical complications

Surgeons’ Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk

Risk increased when four or more reports were made in the 36 months before a patient's surgery
A steady and persistent number of personal care product-related injuries were reported for young children from 2002 to 2016

Many Young Children Treated in ED for Injuries From Personal Care Products

During 15-year study period, 64,686 children younger than 5 treated in emergency departments
Climate change will cause some regions of the world to "smash" high temperature records every year in the coming century

High Temperature Records Will be ‘Smashed’ in Coming Century

High temps increase risk for heat stroke, breathing issues, heart attacks, kidney problems
Patients' perceived inability to act is associated with a delay in seeking medical care for acute myocardial infarction

Feelings of Powerlessness Tied to Delays in Seeking Care for Acute MI

Perceived inability to act, inaccurate symptom appraisal associated with delayed care
In a policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published online June 17 in Pediatrics

Recommendations Developed to Prepare Children for Camp

Parents should discuss camper health needs with camp staff before enrolling their children
The majority of young heart attack patients with familial hypercholesterolemia still have elevated cholesterol levels a year later

More Aggressive Statin Tx Needed After Heart Attack in Young Patients

Majority of patients with heart attack <50 years still have high cholesterol one year later
Following implementation of an opioid-sparing pain management strategy

Opioid-Sparing Strategy Still Provides Good Pain Control

Patients surveyed following surgery and only a small 'rescue' opioid Rx postop