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
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