Emergency Medicine News

Pharmaceutical Treatments for Opioid Abuse May Benefit Teens
Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims Seventh Victim
Initiating Empirical Tx for Sepsis Reduces Blood Culture Sensitivity
Optimized AED Placement Might Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes
No New U.S. Measles Cases Reported Last Week
Continued Use Low Three Months After ED Opioid Rx for Acute Pain
ED Openings, Closures May Affect Tx, Outcomes for Acute MI
Suicide Rates Increasing for Male, Female Youths in U.S.
CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses to 380
FDA to Assess First Drug Meant to Prevent Peanut Allergy
Women With Heart Attack Do Present With Typical Symptoms
Helmets Are Underutilized by Cyclists in the United States
VA May Have to Pay Billions for Veterans' Emergency Care Claims
HIV Infection May Raise Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
Risk for Long-Term Opioid Use Up in Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Mild Cognitive Impairment Incidence Higher for WTC Responders
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
President Pushing for Nationwide Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes
New Tool Measures Patients' Perceptions of Stroke Care
Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
AMA: Do Not Use Electronic Cigarettes
Gun Owners, Nonowners Support Strengthening U.S. Gun Laws
Studies Look at E-Cigarette Use Linked to Pulmonary Illness
Racial/Ethnic Variation Found in ED Destination of EMS Transport
Hearing Aid Use Tied to Lower Risk for Dementia, Depression, Falls
Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants
1999 to 2016 Saw Increase in Suicide Rates Across the U.S.
Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care
Health Officials Close in on Culprit in Vaping Lung Injury Cases
ESC Guidelines Updated for Diagnosis, Treatment of PE
Second Possible Death Reported in U.S. From Vaping-Related Lung Illness
Poll: Not All Older Adults Prepared for Emergency Situations
Decreased Humoral Immunity to Mumps Seen in Young Adults
Officials Say New York City Measles Outbreak Over
Pediatric Flu Vaccine Guidelines Updated for 2019-20 Season
As Lung Injury Cases Rise, CDC Advises 'Do Not Vape'
eScooter-Related Injuries Have Increased Over Time
NFL Seasons of Play, Playing Position Affect Mental Health
CDC: January to July 2018 Saw Decrease in Opioid Deaths
Plasma Marker May Help Detect Traumatic Brain Injury
Millions of Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles Recalled
Tourist With Measles Visited Southern California Attractions
In-Store E-Cigarette Marketing Influences Use in Young People
Peds Mortality Down for Presentation at ED With Higher Readiness
As-Needed Inhaler Use an Option for Children With Mild Asthma
Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Characterized
Opioid Addiction Treatment Used More in States That Expanded Medicaid
Some Cities in Texas Susceptible to Measles Outbreaks
Tuberculosis Rates for U.S. Children Are Low and Declining
Mobile Stroke Unit Speeds Access to Intraarterial Thrombectomy
Taking Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder May Up Other Med Compliance
Certain Dietary Supplements Tied to Dysphagia, Choking in Seniors
Association for Diabetes, Stroke Risk Varies by Age, Race, Sex
Extreme Risk Protection Orders May Help in Averting Shootings
New Antibiotic Approved for Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
Hypoglycemia Up With Intensive Glucose-Lowering Therapy
Pediatric Cannabis Exposure Up After Medical Legalization
Cases of Severe Lung Injury After Vaping Reported in Three States
Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease
Up to Half of Patients Do Not Disclose Imminent Threats to Physicians
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing
'Miracle Mineral Solution' Is No Miracle Cure, FDA Warns
Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in One-Fourth of Children, Adults
Ultrasound Aids IV Line Placement in Children
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
Few at Risk for Diabetes Report Being Informed by Provider
Perfusion Assessment Key for Critical Limb Ischemia Diagnosis
High Temps May Up Admissions, Deaths in End-Stage Renal Disease
Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs
Warnings Issued to Companies Illegally Selling E-Liquid, Hookah Products
FDA Reports More Seizures Among Vapers
Persistent Inflammation After Sepsis Linked to Higher Mortality
Younger CRC Patients More Likely to Present With Abdominal Pain
Patient Who Caught Legionnaires' Disease at Atlanta Hotel Dies
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
High-Intensity Lipid Lowering May Aid Very Elderly After ACS
2012 to 2018 Saw Substantial Rise in Naloxone Dispensing
Infant Suffocation Deaths in Bed Increased From 1996 to 2016
Electric Fans Help in Hot, Humid Conditions but Not Hot, Dry Ones
Vaping Likely to Blame for 14 Hospitalizations in Two States
0.49 Percent of U.S. Population Reports Current Sesame Allergy
U.S. Air Force Orders Day Off Training to Focus on Suicide Epidemic
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Recommendations Decreased for Cough, Cold Medicine in U.S.
10.6 Percent of Seniors Estimated as Current Binge Drinkers
Hot Pavement Can Burn Feet in Seconds
Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians
$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case
Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Linked to Atlanta Hotel
National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy
Serious Falls Pose Risk to People Living With HIV
Consumer Products Tied to Three-Fourths of Youth Brain Injuries
Most Pediatric In-Flight Medical Events Handled by Crew
Increase in Rates of Medical Imaging in Pregnancy in U.S., Canada
FDA Approves First Noninjection Glucagon Therapy
Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors
Initiating Stroke Tx 15 Minutes Earlier Can Improve Outcomes
State-Level Firearm Ownership Linked to Domestic Firearm Homicide
Supply of Opioids Predicts Long-Term Use in Injured Workers
Recovery From Concussion Longer for Athletes With ADHD
Transfers Up for Mental Health Disorders in Uninsured Children
People Living With HIV Have Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Medical Marijuana Laws May Not Impact Opioid Use
Safety Practice Violations ID'd in Septic Arthritis Outbreak
U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades
Intranasal Sufentanil Cuts Acute Trauma Pain Treated in the ED
Subclinical Cardiovascular Dz May Up Fall Risk in Older Adults
1999 to 2017 Saw Increase in Unintentional Injury Death Rates
Race, Neighborhood Impact Bystander CPR in Pediatric OHCA
Opioids Commonly Prescribed in Emergency Department for Gout
Firearm-Related Pediatric Mortality Down With Stricter Laws
Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Resort Area
CRP-Guided Testing Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations
U.S. Health, Economic Burden of Uncontrolled Asthma Projected
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Kratom Use Associated With Significant Toxicities
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Rimegepant Shows Promise for Relief From Migraine Attacks
PE, Death Not Reduced With Early Vena Cava Filter Placement
High Incarceration Rates Tied to More Drug-Related Deaths
About 12 Percent With Ankle Sprain Fill Opioid Prescriptions
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
CDC Updates Data on Cases Meeting Criterion for Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Neuropsychiatric Morbidity Up With Synthetic Cannabinoid Use in Teens
IL-6 Level May Predict Symptom Duration in Concussed Athletes
DOJ Asks Congress to Permanently Classify Fentanyl-Like Drugs
Most U.S. Adults Are Concerned About Antibiotic Resistance
Lack of Evidence for Treating Chronic Pain in Children
Interventions Linked to Drop in Unvaccinated Kindergartners
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Claims Life of Florida Woman
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
Combo of Mental Disorders and Physical Illness Ups ED Visits
Stewardship Intervention Can Cut Inappropriate Rx by a Third
High-Sensitivity Troponin Levels Can Predict MI Risk
Infections Tied to Subsequent Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke
CT Use to Evaluate Suspected Urolithiasis Significantly Increased
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Mortality Not Higher With Transfusions From Female Donors
FDA Warns Two Kratom Marketers About False Claims
Smoking Confers Greatest Risk for Major Heart Attack for Women
Greater Long-Term Decline in Stroke Seen Among Older Adults
Anxiety With Type 2 Diabetes Tied to High-Cost Health Care Use
2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Outpatient Office Visits Increased With Access to Patient Portal
Sudden Death Can Occur in Full Spectrum of Epilepsies
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
Suicide Rates Peaked for Teens, Young Adults in 2017
High Temperature Records Will be 'Smashed' in Coming Century
Many Young Children Treated in ED for Injuries From Personal Care Products
Feelings of Powerlessness Tied to Delays in Seeking Care for Acute MI
Recommendations Developed to Prepare Children for Camp
Head, Facial Injuries From Motorized Scooters on the Rise
More Aggressive Statin Tx Needed After Heart Attack in Young Patients
Opioid-Sparing Strategy Still Provides Good Pain Control
Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Deaths Up Among Millennials
Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors
Gabapentinoids Linked to Increased Risk for Significant Adverse Outcomes
CDC: Wildlife Rabies, Especially in Bats, Poses Risk in U.S.
Prescription Opioid Use Up Among Binge Drinkers
Pertussis Risk Up for Undervaccinated, Unvaccinated Children
Diagnostic Testing, Antibiotics Overused in Pediatric CAP
Targeting Barriers to Self-Care Benefits Seniors With Asthma
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Naloxone Available in One in Three Philadelphia Pharmacies
Misuse of Alprazolam Common in the United Kingdom
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
App Helps Pediatric Asthma Patients, Parents Self-Monitor
Dietary Supplements May Up Risk for Severe Medical Events
2000 to 2016 Saw Mortality From Falls Increase for Seniors
Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Rate Up in Sexual-Minority Youth
Zerbaxa Approved for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Number, Rate of Detergent Pod Exposures Modestly Declined
Noncompliance Common in Teens Prescribed STI Treatment in ED
More Opioids Given Than Prescribed in Emergency Department
Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Rate of Opioid Prescribing High for Teens, Young Adults in ED
Postdischarge Fall-Related Injury a Top Readmission Diagnosis
Most Patients at High Risk of Opiate Overdose Do Not Receive Naloxone Rx
U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax
High-Deductible Health Plans May Be Harmful for Patients With COPD
Firearms Leading Cause of Death Among Young Adult Men
Classification System Developed for Cardiogenic Shock
Bystander Resuscitation Attempted Less Often for Women in Cardiac Arrest
Non-Rx Fentanyl Up in Urine Tests Positive for Other Drugs
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Dupilumab Cuts Exacerbations in Late-Onset Asthma
Mometasone, Tiotropium Do Not Top Placebo in Mild Asthma
Millennial Parents Found More Likely to Drive Distracted
DDW: Ingested Button Battery Can Cause Gastric Injury
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Pool Chemical Injuries Led to ~13,500 ED Visits in 2015-2017
CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry
Heroin Overdose ED Visits Decreased From 2017 to 2018
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Cannabis Legalization Not Tied to Higher Health Care Utilization
FDA: Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination
Risk for Repeat Concussion Quantified for Pediatric Patients
CDC: U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839
Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
Fatal Overdoses Reduced With Pharmacist Dispensation of Naloxone
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have Increased in Teens
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
Prehospital Tx Guidelines May Improve Outcomes in Severe TBI
Model Predicts Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreak
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
Alteplase Seems Beneficial at 4.5 to 9.0 Hours After Stroke
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Scientology Cruise Ship Passengers, Crew Still Under Quarantine
Alcohol Consumption Per Capita Increasing Among Adults
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Radiology Residents Often Miss Child Abuse
Combat Application Tourniquet Suitable for Use in Children
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Gentamicin Appropriate Second-Line Therapy to Ceftriaxone for Gonorrhea
CDC: Number of Measles Cases in the United States Reaches 764
FDA: French Soft Ripened Cheese Possibly Contaminated
U.S. Energy Drink Consumption Rose From 2003 to 2016
CDC: Foodborne Infections Increased From 2015 to 2018
Vascular Surgery for Gun Injuries Carries Higher Mortality Risk
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Cocaine-, Psychostimulant-Involved Death Rates Increasing
FDA Approves Dengue Vaccine for Endemic Regions
Measles Case Leads to Quarantine of Cruise Ship in St. Lucia
FDA Puts Tough Warning Label on Ambien, Lunesta, Other Sleep Aids
CDC: 704 Measles Cases Reported in U.S. Through April 26, 2019
Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Confidence in Inhaler Technique Poor Proxy for Correct Use
Most Pediatric Residents Report Caring for Gun Injuries
12 Percent of Caregivers Have Pediatric Flu Vaccine Hesitancy
Psychostimulant Use Pervasive in Young Adults' Fatal Strokes
CDC: First Confirmed ID of 'Kissing Bug' in Delaware
Hundreds Quarantined for Measles at Two Los Angeles Universities
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Up Allergic Reaction Risk
FDA Announces New Steps to Reduce Risks Tied to Surgical Staplers
Interdisciplinary Care Pathway Helps Manage Frail, Elderly Trauma Patients
Stroke Patients Infrequently Screened, Treated for Bone Loss
Emergency Medical Diseases Account for About Half of Mortality
U.S. Death Rate From Drug Poisoning Up for Teens, Young Adults
CDC: Number of U.S. Measles Cases Reaches New High
CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
New York City Measles Cases Increase to 390
Some Children With Asthma Miss Critical Step in Inhaler Use
Los Angeles County Measles Outbreak Under Investigation
Outcomes Worse for Cancer Patients Seen at Noncancer EDs
CDC: United States Set to Break Measles Cases Record
FDA Approves First Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States
iADL Dependency May Up Mortality in Hematologic Cancers
One in Three U.S. Adults Aged 35 to 44 May Have Drinking Problem
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Abnormal Romberg Test Predicts Prolonged Concussion in Children
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
CDC: 555 Confirmed Measles Cases in U.S. Since Jan. 1
Foreign Body Ingestions Increasingly Common in Young Children
Prevalence of Extragenital STDs High in Men Who Have Sex With Men
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
CDC: Still No Source As E. Coli Outbreak Grows to 96 Cases
FDA Warns of Consumer Devices That Claim to Diagnose Concussion
CDC: Measles Cases Reach 465 This Year in the United States
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Suicide-Related ED Visits Increased in Children From 2007 to 2015
Ten Infant Deaths Linked to Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers
Alcohol, Drug Misuse Tied to Long-Term Health Problems
Seniors Less Likely to Receive or Have Timely PCI for Acute MI
Model Can Predict Sepsis Risk for Emergency Medical Admissions
State Texting-While-Driving Bans Cut Crash-Related ED Visits
CDC: Violence Against Seniors on Rise, Especially Among Men
FDA: High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Kratom Products
FDA Issues Warning on E-Cigarette Liquids Resembling Cough Syrup
FDA Reports Cases of Seizures Among Young Vapers
Many ICU Workers Contaminated With Drug-Resistant Bacteria
U.S. Measles Cases Already Top Last Year's Total
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Best Practices Developed for Diagnosing, Managing MINOCA
Discharge, Interhospital Transfer Varies With Insurance Status
Rates of CPR Before EMS Arrival Increased From 2000 to 2017
Three Interventions Involved in Decrease in Combat Mortality
CDC: 2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Enterovirus D68 Detection
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
$775 Million Settlement Reached in Xarelto Lawsuits
U.S. Measles Cases Hit 314 This Year
Blindfolding Leader Improves Pediatric Resuscitation Training
ED Visits in Colorado More Frequent for Inhaled Versus Edible Cannabis
Risk for Miscarriage Increased With Night Work During Pregnancy
Avocados Recalled by California Company
Mumps Outbreak at Temple University Reaches 74 Cases
Aspiration Noninferior to Stent Retriever for Clot Removal
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Recent Increase Reported in Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl
DG/health NATURALS Cough Syrup + Mucus for Infants Recalled
Three Factors Predict Psych Events With Drugs for Smoking Cessation
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Daily Cannabis Use May Up Risk for Developing Psychotic Disorder
Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Female Emergency Physicians Paid Less Than Males
Multiple Layers of Protection Recommended to Prevent Drowning
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Outcomes for AMI Improved During 1995 to 2014
2011 to 2015 Saw Increase in Psychiatric ED Visits for Youth
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Young Child Goes to ED for Medicine Poisoning Every 10 Minutes
Opioid Prescriptions Dropped for New Users From 2012 to 2017
Average of 283,000 Children Have Sports-Related TBIs/Year
Troponin Assay Confusion May Cause Misdiagnosis of Acute MI
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Mumps Causes Quarantine of Over 2,200 Immigrant Detainees
Bronchiolitis Hospitalization in Infancy Predicts More Admissions
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
CDC: 228 Measles Cases Already in 2019
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Third Leading Cause of DALYs
Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma Suffer Academically
Mumps Outbreak Reported at Temple University
Probiotic Sanitation Cuts Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals
ACC: Long-Term Outcomes for MI Similar at ≤40, 40 to 50
2004 to 2017 Saw Increase in Fractures for Elderly Dog Walkers
About 360,000 ED Visits Were for Nonmedical Drug Abuse in 2016
Mental Health Symptoms Common After Mild Brain Injury
FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression
Heat Alerts May Come Too Late in Northern States
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Methanol Toxicity Can Result From Occupational Exposure
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
New York City Measles Outbreak Cases Reach 121
Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
HEART Care Pathway Reduces Admission, Stress Testing in ACS
AAAAI: Small Amounts of Dietary Peanuts Beneficial After Immunotherapy
Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Converting Naloxone to OTC Expected to Increase Sales
MRI Cardiac Stress Test Predicts Death From Heart Disease
Prediction Rule IDs Febrile Infants 0 to 2 Months Old at Low Risk for SBIs
Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Opioid-Related Mortality Up From 1999 to 2016 in Eastern U.S.
Serious Medical Outcomes Reported With Kratom Exposure
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Intervention Can Reduce Orders for Inpatient Urine Cultures
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Sports Medicine Society Updates Concussion Guidelines
CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019
FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-Like Drug for Depression
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke
ASA: Intensive BP Control Lowers Bleeding Risk in Stroke Patients
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation ID'd in the Opioid Epidemic
Predictors of Kidney Stone Recurrence Identified
Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine
Delayed EMS Response Time Tied to Mortality After Car Accident
CDC: Heart Attack Awareness Improved Since 2008
Dialysis Staff-Initiated CPR Ups Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest
FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased
Radiologists Can Help ID Intimate Partner Violence
Burden of Sudden Cardiac Death Higher in Black Men, Women
Washington State Measles Cases Now at 48 Since Jan. 1
Unrestrained Driver Predicts Unrestrained Child Passenger
Direct-to-Doctor Payments May Increase Opioid Prescribing
Medical Scribes Up Productivity for Emergency Medicine Doctors
Infective Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use Rising
More Severe Injuries Sustained at Jump Parks Versus Home Trampolines
Hand Hygiene Compliance Low Among EMS Providers
Older Adults With Comorbidities Identified as Frequent ED Users
NOACs Recommended as First-Line Prevention of Stroke in A-Fib
Helmet Use Low Among Standing Electric Scooter Riders
Washington State Declares Health Emergency as Measles Spreads
Comorbid Neck Injury Up for Women With Concussion
Increase Seen in Multiple-Victim School-Related Homicide Rate
Likelihood of Engaging in Choking Game Higher in Troubled Teens
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Gun Injury Hospitalization Cost Over $911 Million 2010 to 2015
Measles Outbreak Prompts Public Emergency in Washington State
Three-Week Immobilization Feasible for Some Ankle Fractures
Marketing of Opioids Linked to Increased OD Mortality
Benzodiazepine, Opioid Co-Usage Up in the United States
Canadian Syncope Risk Score IDs ED Monitoring Time Postsyncope
Antibiotics Often Inappropriately Prescribed for Bronchiolitis in ED
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Asthma Undiagnosed in One in Five Urban Adolescents
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common
Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
800-662-HELP Underappreciated in Media, General Population
Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations
Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding
Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
Chronic Fatigue Patients May Not Receive Proper ED Care
CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
Smartphone App Can Detect Early Signs of Opioid Overdose
Measles Outbreak in New York State Largest in Recent History
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Nine Cases of Wound Botulism ID'd in Injection Drug Users
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Antibiotics Prescribed for Children More Often at Nonpediatric EDs
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
About 11 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Food Allergy
Discharge One Hour After Naloxone for OD May Be Option
Pediatric Mortality Rate From Opioid Poisoning Rose 1999 to 2016
Artificial Intelligence Can Detect, Classify Acute Brain Bleeds
Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Study Reveals High Rate of Phlebitis Caused by IV Cannulas
Sexual-Minority Patients Prefer Nonverbal Data Collection
One in 10 EMS Encounters for Involuntary Psychiatric Holds
Many EDs Do Not Have Pediatric Area, Emergency Care Coordinator
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids
Opioid Prescribing Patterns Vary for Pediatric Patients
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex
FDA: Teething Jewelry Linked to at Least One Infant Death
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
Evidence on ED Diversion Strategies Inconclusive
Incident Concussion 5.1 Percent Per Season for Youth Football
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013
Fall Risk Factors Vary by Gender in Older Adults
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Follow-Up Within Seven Days of Heart Failure Discharge Beneficial
Risk for Later Suicide Up for Certain Youth Presenting to ED
Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Heart Attacks
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
CDC: More Cases in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Influenza Hospitalization More Likely in Underweight, Obese
FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Considerable Morbidity, Mortality Due to Animal Encounters
Greater Patient Delays for Women With STEMI Than Men
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
CDC Identifies Drugs Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Case Numbers of U.S. Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods
FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug
Machine Learning Models May Predict Emergency Admissions
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Younger Patients Account for Increasing Proportion of AMI
Risk Scale Predicts Short-Term Serious Outcomes in COPD
CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Appear to Have Peaked for 2018
Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Lower Mortality Seen for Cardiac Care at Top-Ranked Hospitals
FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals
FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Clinical Decision Support System Ups Outpatient PE Management
Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
FDA Approves Drug for Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea
ED Utilization Up for Pediatric mTBI After TBI Legislation
CDC Announces Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force
FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Better Work Environment Tied to Better Patient Safety
Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
Even With Standing Orders, Naloxone Access Varies
Cap'n Crunch Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Scare
HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance
ACAAI: Oral Immunotherapy Is Protective in Peanut Allergy
Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation
Prevalence of Food Allergy 7.6 Percent in U.S. Children
AAP Updates Management of Sport-Related Concussion
Epinephrine Personal Autoinjectors Cost-Effective at $24
CDC: Increase Seen in Salmonella Illnesses From Ground Beef
Treatments Appear No Better Than Placebo for Tennis Elbow
Drug Overdose Mortality Rates Highest in United States
ACAAI: Hospital Stay, Caregiver Knowledge of Asthma Linked
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Harms ID'd With Nonoperative Management of Appendicitis
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Ahead of the Holidays
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Rise
Repetitive Hits May Predispose Athletes to Concussion
One-Third of Peds Medication Errors Due to Usability Issues
No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis
CDC: Gun Deaths on the Rise in the United States
FDA Approves New Version of OTC Primatene Mist
CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Turkey
Concussion-Related Biomarkers Vary Based on Sex, Race
Possible Salmonella Prompts Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recall
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Naloxone Products Stay Effective Long After Expiration Date
Peds Firearm-Related Injuries Lead to Clinical, Financial Burden
CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the U.S.
Blood Donations Exceeded Demand After Las Vegas Shooting
New Guidelines Issued for Patellofemoral Pain Management
Characteristics of Black AMI Patients Impact Mortality Rate
Surgery Restores Boy's Ability to Walk Post-Acute Flaccid Myelitis
AHA: Public Automated External Defibrillators Are Cost-Effective
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AAP: More Children Visiting Pediatric EDs for Mental Health
Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
Sub-Concussive Hits May Not Be Tied to Neurocognitive Changes
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
No Drop Seen in CT Use for Pediatric Head Trauma
Novel Troponin Assay, hs-cTnI Comparable in Ruling Out AMI
Millions of ER Visits for Asthma Due to Air Pollution
Oxygen Saturation Should Not Top 96 Percent in Acutely Ill
HEART Pathway Can Safely Identify Low-Risk ER Patients
Nearly Half of Children Seen in ED for Bronchiolitis Get Radiography
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Almost One in 10 Treated in Hospital for Non-Fatal Injury
FDA Approves First New Influenza Drug in 20 Years
7 Children Dead From Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey
Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Cut Hospitalizations, Costs
Deep Neural Network Improves Detection of Wrist Fractures
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Policy Denying Coverage for Nonemergent ED Visits Imprecise
Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women
High Uptake, Acceptability of Rapid Fentanyl Test Strips
CDC: First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
Simple Clinical Assessment in ED Best for Predicting Mortality
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Chicken
CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Children
High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome
Change in Shelter Eligibility Policy Tied to More ED Visits
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
FDA Approves New DNA-Based Test to Verify Blood Compatibility
Eye Trauma Secondary to Falls in Older Adults Increasing
Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise Again in the United States
Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
AZ Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella
Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis
One-Third of Older Adults Die After Emergency Intubation
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
47 Percent of Emergency Doctors Have Been Assaulted at Work
CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs
Red Tide May Be Cause of Florida Beachgoers' Breathing Problems
Opioid-Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Fall Risk Screening Strategy Cuts Fall-Related Hospitalizations
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Blacks Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Based NSTEMI Therapy
Telemedicine RTI Visits Shorter When Antibiotic Prescribed
Insufficient Sleep Tied to Unsafe Behaviors in High School Students
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Prevalence of TBI 2.5 Percent Among U.S. Children
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support
80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
Final Update on Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Time to Defib Not Linked to Survival in Pediatric IHCA
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Lawn-Mower-Related Injuries Are Most Often Lacerations
Head CT Decision Aid Ups Parent Knowledge in Child Head Trauma
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Interpreter Services Critical for Emergency Care
Gender Nonconformity Linked to Students' Mental Distress
Heart Failure Patients Enrolled in Hospice Use Less Health Care
Mortality for Unintentional Drug Poisonings Up Since 1979
Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
Repeat CT Common in Peds Traumatic Epidural Hematoma
More Hurt, Killed in Shootings With Semiautomatic Rifles
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Black Individuals at Highest Risk of Legal Intervention Injury
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
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