Annals of Emergency Medicine

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For kids with injured ankles, less treatment may be more

Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with hurt ankles by as much as 23 percent and save emergency patients both money and time. The results of a cost analysis of the Low Risk Ankle Rule (LRAR) were published ...

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Seniors don't bounce back fast from car crashes

Many seniors injured in motor vehicle crashes remain in pain for months afterwards, which negatively affects their quality of life, including the ability to live independently. The results of a study of older auto accident ...

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How to manage pain in the ER: Ask the patient

Simply asking the question, "Do you want more pain medication?" resulted in satisfactory pain control in 99 percent of emergency department patients participating in a study. The study of a new evidence-based protocol to ...

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Many seniors overestimate their mobility

Many seniors who visit emergency departments require more assistance with physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on. The results of the study were published online Friday in Annals ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Urban ERs see high rates of hepatitis C infection

An urban emergency department that set up a hepatitis C testing protocol saw high rates of infection among intravenous drug users and Baby Boomers, with three-quarters of those testing positive unaware they were infected. ...

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Five ways to improve health information exchange in ERs

An emergency physician-led workgroup has published five primary and seven secondary recommendations about how to maximize the value of health information exchange (HIE) in emergency departments. The recommendations were published ...

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Emoji buttons gauge emergency department sentiments in real time

Simple button terminals—featuring "emoji" reflecting a range of emotions and sentiments—stationed around emergency departments (EDs) are effective in monitoring doctor and patient sentiments in real time, a Penn Medicine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hemodialysis is recommended for acute salicylate poisoning

The best remedy for severe salicylate poisoning is hemodialysis, according to a comprehensive systematic review of the medical literature published on Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Salicylate is an active ingredient ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Irrigation of cutaneous abscesses may not be necessary

A procedure commonly performed in emergency departments on cutaneous abscesses may not have any impact on the need for further interventions and therefore may not be necessary, according to a study published online Friday ...

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