Among very low risk patients seen in emergency departments with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), the use of PE rule-out criteria did not result in more thromboembolic events in the next 3 months. Medscape Medical News
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A look at Fournier’s gangrene, a potentially life-threatening form of necrotizing fasciitis. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook.
In this article, we examine the symptoms of poisoning from organophosphate, a form of insecticide. We also look at the risks and treatment options.
Internal bleeding or hemorrhaging is bleeding that occurs inside the body when a blood vessel is damaged. This can cause serious complications.
Head injuries require immediate medical attention. In some cases, a person can develop internal bleeding around the brain called an epidural hematoma.
Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Association warns in a new publication directed at travelers. Reuters Health Information
After Hurricane Harvey flooded her city of Houston in August, Dr. Jennifer McQuade planned to donate socks to those affected. Instead, McQuade became the unofficial leader of a group of physicians and mothers providing emergency aid at the George R. Br…
A combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen was as effective as opioid-acetaminophen combinations in patients presenting to the emergency department with acute extremity pain in a randomized trial. Medscape Medical News
Immediate treatment with clot-stabilizing tranexamic acid could save thousands of lives every year, a new study showed. Medscape Medical News
About 500 physicians, researchers, and academics marched on Capitol Hill as part of White Coat Day, November 1, to advocate for protections for themselves and the patients in their care. Medscape Medical News
Briefly applying an ice cube to the skin could diminish the pain associated with local anesthetic injections, a small study suggests. Reuters Health Information
A carefully defined group of pulmonary embolism patients can avoid hospitalization, saving healthcare systems time and money, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
These people are at extremely high risk, but a lack of accessible detox and rehabilitation facilities hampers efforts to help them. Medscape Medical News
Hurricanes and mass shootings are testing front-line clinicians, who will share what they’ve learned at the upcoming American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly. Medscape Medical News
In asymptomatic patients with blunt trauma, negative CT of the abdomen and pelvis (CTAP) suggests that clinically significant abdominal injury is unlikely, according to a prospective study. Reuters Health Information
An Anthem official said the company is trying to keep overall health costs down by weeding out inappropriate emergency department use. Medscape Medical News
Hospitals view adding trauma care as a potential profit tool, but experts say more centers do not necessarily improve the system’s ability to respond to a mass casualty event. Kaiser Health News
Critically ill postoperative patients fare better when sedation is interrupted as soon as possible after admission to the ICU, compared with usual sedation care, according to results from the SOS-Ventilation trial. Reuters Health Information
A simple prediction model based on readily available data accurately estimated the 30-day mortality risk for patients admitted to the ED with acute heart failure.