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Tranexamic acid given in the prehospital setting to injured patients at risk for hemorrhage does not lower 30-day mortality

ACS: Tranexamic Acid No Better Than Placebo After Severe Injury

Antifibrinolytic agent may lower 30-day mortality when used within one hour of injury, for severe shock

September 2020 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for September 2020. This roundup includes the...
Actual health care costs increase up to 20-fold in the six months after a gunshot injury versus the six months before

Health Care Use, Costs Increase 20-Fold After Firearm Injury

Findings compared six months before and after injury across patients in five states
Use of a stroke alarm clock demanding active feedback significantly improves management metrics for acute stroke

Stroke ‘Alarm Clock’ Improves Acute Stroke Management Metrics

Time from door to completion of diagnostic work-up improved with feedback-demanding clock
From 2006 to 2017

Mental Illness Recognition Up in U.K. General Hospital Admissions

Diagnostic recording less accurate for those with minority ethnicity, married status, better health
Injuries associated with glass tables are common

Injuries Associated With Glass Tables Common in U.S.

56 percent of injuries in National Electronic Injury Surveillance System database due to faulty tables
The incidence of emergency department visits for electric scooter injuries increased from 2014 to 2019

Emergency Visits for E-Scooter Injuries Up From 2014 to 2019

Injuries nearly doubled, with head injuries most common

August 2020 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for August 2020. This roundup includes the...
Admissions for stroke and transient ischemic attack have decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Admissions for Stroke, TIA Down Early in COVID-19 Pandemic

Emergency department stroke alerts decreased, and stroke severity as measured by NIHSS increased
Increased levels of comorbidity and socioeconomic deprivation are associated with mortality

Health, Economic Factors Tied to Outcomes of Emergency Surgery

Comorbidity, deprivation worsen outcomes of emergency general surgery for patients in Scotland