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

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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 ...

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

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 ...

Health

You want shorter ER stays? Bring in the nurses

Protocols allowing nurses to administer certain types of treatment in the emergency department can dramatically shorten length of stay for patients with fever, chest pain, hip fractures and vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, ...

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