Emergency Trauma

  • Follow-up care for pediatric concussions not heeded in Ontario

    on March 15th, 2018
    FROM THE JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS Despite the rise in pediatric concussions, two-thirds of these youth do not return for recommended follow-up care in Ontario, reported Liraz Fridman, PhD, of York University, Toronto, and associates. In a 10-year, retrospective, population-based study, 126,654 children[...]
  • Transporting stroke patients directly to thrombectomy boosts outcomes

    on March 13th, 2018
    REPORTING FROM ISC 2018 LOS ANGELES (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Evidence continues to mount that in the new era of thrombectomy treatment for selected acute ischemic stroke patients outcomes are better when patients go directly to the closest comprehensive stroke center that offers intravascular pr[...]
  • Peanut is most prevalent culprit in anaphylaxis PICU admits

    on March 9th, 2018
    REPORTING FROM AAAAI/WAO JOINT CONGRESS ORLANDO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Food was found to be the most commonly identified trigger, with peanuts the most prevalent food cause, in what researchers say is the largest comprehensive review of anaphylaxis episodes in North America that led to pediatr[...]
  • CIRCI guidelines explained

    on March 8th, 2018
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM THE CCC47 SAN ANTONIO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – When corticosteroids are used for septic shock, the dose should be low to moderate, the timing should be early, and the duration should be at least 3 days, said a speaker at the Critical Care Congress sponsored by the Society fo[...]
  • Death rate steady with pediatric early warning system

    on March 8th, 2018
    REPORTING FROM CCC47 SAN ANTONIO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Use of a pediatric early warning system reduced the incidence of late ICU admissions among hospitalized pediatric patients, but did not reduce the rate of all-cause hospital mortality, according to results of a large, multicenter trial. T[...]
  • Haloperidol does not prevent delirium in ICU patients

    on March 7th, 2018
    FROM JAMA Prophylactic haloperidol did not prevent delirium or improve survival in a placebo-controlled trial of 1,789 critically ill adults at 21 ICUs in the Netherlands. Haloperidol is used routinely in ICUs to both treat and prevent delirium, which strikes up to half of ICU patients and is associ[...]
  • ALT-70 score outperformed thermal imaging for cellulitis diagnosis

    on March 7th, 2018
    REPORTING FROM AAD 18 SAN DIEGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – A simple scoring system surpassed thermal imaging for diagnosing lower extremity cellulitis in a head-to-head, single-center comparison in 67 patients. The ALT-70 score – which tallies points for asymmetry, leukocytosis, tachycardia, and[...]
  • Prehospital antibiotics improved some aspects of sepsis care

    on March 7th, 2018
    REPORTING FROM CCC47 SAN ANTONIO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Training EMS personnel in early recognition of sepsis improved some aspects of care within the acute care chain, but did not reduce mortality, according to results of a randomized trial. Emergency medical service (EMS) personnel were able[...]
  • Study finds AD accounts for hundreds of thousands of annual ED visits

    on March 2nd, 2018
    REPORTING FROM AAD 18 SAN DIEGO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – A new study finds that primary diagnoses of atopic dermatitis (AD) are made hundreds of thousands of times in United States emergency departments each year. The numbers appear to be rising along with costs, researchers reported, and there [...]
  • Increasing sepsis survivorship creates new challenges

    on February 28th, 2018
    AT CCC47 SAN ANTONIO (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – An upward trend in sepsis survivorship drove increases in sepsis survivors at risk for readmission and returns of these patients to the hospital via the emergency department, results of a retrospective, single-center analysis suggest. The number of s[...]
  • Thrombectomy’s success treating strokes prompts rethinking of selection criteria

    on February 28th, 2018
    EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM ISC 2018 LOS ANGELES (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – CT or magnetic resonance brain imaging of acute ischemic stroke patients was the key triage tool in two groundbreaking thrombectomy trials, DAWN and DEFUSE; results from both showed that patients found by imaging to have limited [...]
  • Perfusion-only scan rules out PE in pregnancy

    on February 23rd, 2018
    FROM Chest For pregnant women with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), evaluation with low-dose perfusion scintigraphy may be preferable to computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA), according to authors of a recent retrospective study. Pulmonary embolism causes 9% of maternal deaths in the U[...]
  • Flu season shows signs of slowing

    on February 23rd, 2018
    Flu-related outpatient activity dropped for the second week in a row as the cumulative hospitalization rate continues to rise, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the week ending Feb. 17, the proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) was [...]
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