Annals of Emergency Medicine

The Annals of Emergency Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal. It is the official journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Annals is the foremost journal in emergency medicine. It has the largest circulation at over 28,000 subscribers, several times its nearest competitor. It is the emergency medicine journal most frequently cited by authors and by other emergency medicine journals. It has the highest impact factor of all 11 emergency medicine/resuscitation journals tracked by the Science Citation Index. It has even been called one of the 100 most influential scientific journals of the past century.

Publisher
Elsevier
Website
http://www.annemergmed.com/

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Medications

Imodium for a legal high is as dumb and dangerous as it sounds

The over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication Imodium, or its key ingredient loperamide, is increasingly being abused by people attempting to self-treat their opioid addiction, with sometime fatal results. Two case studies ...

Cardiology

High blood pressure by itself is not necessarily an emergency

Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those visits declined by 28 percent. A study published online yesterday in Annals of ...

Cardiology

Chest pain risk assessment may reduce treatment disparities

The use of a standardized tool for assessing the risk of serious outcomes in patients with chest pain was associated with women at high risk receiving comparable care to men, according to new research published in the Annals ...

Diabetes

Daily text messages improve diabetes outcomes

(HealthDay)—Patients with poorly controlled diabetes have improvements in hemoglobin A1c and medication adherence and fewer trips to the emergency room after receiving daily text messages, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Got hives? Hold the steroids

Despite standard use for the itching associated with urticaria (commonly known as hives), prednisone (a steroid) offered no additional relief to emergency patients suffering from hives than a placebo did, according to a randomized, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Teenager with stroke symptoms actually had Lyme disease

A Swiss teenager, recently returned home from a discotheque, came to the emergency department with classic sudden symptoms of stroke, only to be diagnosed with Lyme disease. The highly unusual case presentation was published ...

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