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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
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
From 2012 to 2018

2012 to 2018 Saw Substantial Rise in Naloxone Dispensing

Regional variation in naloxone dispensing considerable; rates lowest in most rural counties

July 2019 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for July 2019. This roundup includes the...
Nearly three-quarters of traumatic brain injuries in children and teens are attributable to consumer products that are regulated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Consumer Products Tied to Three-Fourths of Youth Brain Injuries

Findings indicate priority areas for TBI prevention and intervention, including floors and beds
Most pediatric in-flight medical events are handled by crewmembers

Most Pediatric In-Flight Medical Events Handled by Crew

Overall, 16.5 percent require additional care on landing; 0.5 percent lead to aircraft diversion
Shorter time to endovascular-reperfusion therapy is associated with improved outcomes among patients with acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion

Initiating Stroke Tx 15 Minutes Earlier Can Improve Outcomes

Findings seen in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with endovascular-reperfusion therapy
For children presenting to the emergency department with a mental health disorder

Transfers Up for Mental Health Disorders in Uninsured Children

Odds of transfer relative to admission higher for children without insurance versus with insurance
Intranasal sufentanil is comparable to intravenous morphine for acute severe trauma pain treated in the emergency department

Intranasal Sufentanil Cuts Acute Trauma Pain Treated in the ED

Larger studies needed to further assess safety of intranasal sufentanil
Synthetic cannabinoid exposure is associated with increased odds of neuropsychiatric morbidity versus cannabis exposure among adolescents presenting to the emergency department

Neuropsychiatric Morbidity Up With Synthetic Cannabinoid Use in Teens

Coma and/or CNS depression, seizures more common with single-drug synthetic cannabinoid exposure