Emergency Medicine News

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
Serious Medical Outcomes Reported With Kratom Exposure
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