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May 2020 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for May 2020. This roundup includes the...
From 2004 to 2017

AAOS: Opioid Prescribing Down for Minor Ortho Injuries in Youth

However, 54.3 percent of patients received at least one dose of opioid during ED or clinic visit
Emergency department patients with nonfatal opioid or sedative/hypnotic drug overdose have exceptionally high risks for death in the following year

One-Year Mortality High Following ED Visit for Overdose

Mortality rates higher from unintentional overdose, suicide, and natural causes at one year
In a guidance statement from the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology

Guidance Issued for Acute Large Vessel CVA During COVID-19 Pandemic

Recommendations relate to prehospital care, pre-, intra-, postthrombectomy care
Emergency department opt-out universal hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening can identify a large number of unrecognized HCV infections

Opt-Out Universal Hep C Screening in Emergency Dept Is Useful

47.8 percent of cases reactive to HIV antibody were among those born after 1965
From 2007 to 2016

2007 to 2016 Saw Increase in Peds ED Visits for Mental Health

Visits for deliberate self-harm increased by 329 percent; substance use disorder visits jumped 159 percent
In COVID-19 patients

Early Awake Proning for COVID-19 Improves Oxygen Saturation

Improvement in oxygen saturation seen with awake early self-proning in the emergency department
Adults are avoiding emergency medical care for fear of catching COVID-19

Fear of COVID-19 Keeping Adults From Emergency Care

About 80 percent of poll respondents concerned about contracting COVID-19 from another patient, visitor

April 2020 Briefing – Emergency Medicine

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Emergency Medicine for April 2020. This roundup includes the...
For adult emergency department patients with syncope

NT-proBNP Does Not Improve Evaluation of Syncope in the ED

Serum NT-proBNP concentrations were generally higher in patients with 30-day serious adverse events