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1 Use of bundled interventions, including a checklist to promote compliance with aseptic technique, to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit Full Text Paediatrics & Child Health, April 18, 2014    Review Article

2 Diminished bone strength is observed in adult women and men who sustained a mild trauma distal forearm fracture during childhood Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Physician orders for life-sustaining treatment and emergency medicine: ethical considerations, legal issues, and emerging trends Annals of Emergency Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Early feeding factors associated with exclusive versus partial human milk feeding in neonates receiving intensive care Full Text Journal of Perinatology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Effective use of the Bakri postpartum balloon for posthysterectomy pelvic floor hemorrhage American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Evidence for acute central sensitization to prolonged experimental pain in posttraumatic stress disorder Pain Medicine, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

7 Cerebral oximetry with blood volume index in asystolic pediatric CSF malfunctioning shunt patients The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, April 18, 2014    Review Article

8 How do physicians adopt and apply opioid prescription guidelines in the emergency department? a qualitative study Annals of Emergency Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Guideline    Clinical Article

9 A belief that should shape our efforts to promote participation in falls prevention strategies Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Changes in the clinical features of older patients admitted from the emergency department Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Rigid gas-permeable contact lenses for visual rehabilitation of traumatized eyes in children Cornea, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Skin stretching for primary closure of acute burn wounds Burns, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Looking in the mirror for the first time after facial burns: A retrospective mixed methods study Burns, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Plasma FGF23 and the risk of stroke: The Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS) Neurology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Causes of death following spinal cord injury during inpatient rehabilitation and the first five years after discharge. A Dutch cohort study Spinal Cord, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Improving adherence to PALS septic shock guidelines Full Text Pediatrics, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Comparison of the Canadian CT head rule and the New Orleans Criteria in patients with minor head injury Full Text World Journal of Emergency Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Falls and self-assessment of eyesight among elderly people: A population-based study in a south Brazilian municipality Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Inpatient costs of fire-related injuries in Finland Burns, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Naproxen-induced methemoglobinemia in an alcohol-dependent patient The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, April 18, 2014

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Clinical Pearls in Emergency Medicine

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Procalcitonin and CRP predict identify high-risk children with appendicitis

As published in Pediatric Emergency Care, procalcitonin and CRP levels discriminate between children admitted with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis who may require closer monitoring. The study involved 111 children who were divided into 2 groups based on intra-operative diagnoses of appendicitis (n=69) and peritonitis (n=42). Patients with peritonitis, who were more likely to have complications and require intensive care unit admission, had significantly higher procalcitonin (0.15 vs. 4.95 ng/ml) and CRP levels (3 vs. 14.3 mg/dl) on admission than patients with appendicitis. Using a cut-off procalcitonin level of 0.18 ng/ml, the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value for peritonitis were 97%, 80%, 72%, and 89.3%, respectively. Using a cut-off CRP level of 3 mg/dl, the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value for peritonitis were 95%, 74%, 68%, and 96.2%, respectively.

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Vomiting during acute stroke increases mortality

As published in the Emergency Medicine Journal, patients who vomit during acute strokes have an increased risk of mortality (HR=5.06). Of 1968 stroke patients enrolled in the study, 1349 had cerebral infarctions, 459 had cerebral hemorrhages, and 152 had subarachnoid hemorrhages; 14.5% of all stroke patients vomited during the acute stage of the stroke (cerebral infarction, 8.7%; cerebral hemorrhage, 23.7%; and subarachnoid hemorrhage, 36.8%).

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Association between tight glycemic control and hip fracture in diabetics

As published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, patients with T2DM (mean age, 77.3 y; n=932) with a HbA1c < 6% (OR=3.01) or 6.1-7% (OR=2.34) are more likely to sustain a hip fracture than patients with a HbA1c > 8%. All patients had a HbA1c level determined within 3 months preceding the hip fracture. No differences in risk existed between patients treated with oral hypoglycemics or insulin.

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Most Popular Emergency Med Articles

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1 Randomized clinical trial of hydrocodone/acetaminophen versus codeine/acetaminophen in the treatment of acute extremity pain after emergency department discharge Academic Emergency Medicine, March 21, 2014

2 Hypertonic saline as a therapy for pediatric concussive pain: a randomized controlled trial of symptom treatment in the emergency department Pediatric Emergency Care, March 5, 2014

3 Homeopathic medicine for acute cough in upper respiratory tract infections and acute bronchitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, February 13, 2014

4 Risk stratification of adult emergency department syncope patients to predict short-term serious outcomes after discharge (RiSEDS) study BMC Emergency Medicine, March 19, 2014    Free full text

5 Retrospective analysis of etomidate versus ketamine for first-pass intubation success in an academic emergency department Academic Emergency Medicine, January 21, 2014

6 Safety and efficacy of flumazenil for reversal of iatrogenic benzodiazepine-associated delirium toxicity during treatment of alcohol withdrawal, a retrospective review at one center Journal of Medical Toxicology, March 12, 2014

7 The role of postoperative prophylactic antibiotics in the treatment of facial fractures: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot clinical study British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, March 13, 2014

8 Effectiveness of inhaled corticosteroids in the treatment of acute asthma in children in the emergency department: A meta-analysis Annals of Medicine, January 20, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

9 Mechanical pacing and induction of ventricular fibrillation by chest compressions: An unexpected phenomenon with possible implications for resuscitation algorithms Resuscitation, February 26, 2014

10 The role of venous blood gas in the Emergency Department: a systematic review and meta-analysis European Journal of Emergency Medicine, March 3, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

11 Detection of regional myocardial ischaemia by a novel 80-electrode body surface Delta map in patients presenting to the emergency department with cardiac-sounding chest pain European Journal of Emergency Medicine, March 3, 2014

12 Effect of MicroEEG on clinical management and outcomes of emergency department patients with altered mental status: a randomized controlled trial Academic Emergency Medicine, March 27, 2014

13 Screening, detection and management of delirium in the emergency department - a pilot study on the feasibility of a new algorithm for use in older emergency department patients: the modified Confusion Assessment Method for the Emergency Department (mCAM-ED) Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, March 14, 2014    Free full text

14 Causes of diplopia in the emergency department: diagnostic accuracy of clinical assessment and of head computed tomography European Journal of Emergency Medicine, March 6, 2014

15 Elevated CK-MB with a normal troponin does not predict 30-day adverse cardiac events in emergency department chest pain observation unit patients Critical Pathways in Cardiology, February 27, 2014

16 Acute exercise prevents the development of neuropathic pain and the sprouting of non-peptidergic (GDNF- and artemin-responsive) c-fibers after spinal cord injury Experimental Neurology, March 11, 2014

17 Liberal versus restricted fluid resuscitation strategies in trauma patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and observational studies Critical Care Medicine, March 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

18 A systematic review and critical appraisal of quality measures for the emergency care of acute ischemic stroke Annals of Emergency Medicine, March 13, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

19 Prescription opioid misuse among emergency department patients discharged with opioids The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, March 3, 2014

20 Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation versus conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation in adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A prospective observational study Resuscitation, February 24, 2014

Indexed Journals in Emergency Medicine: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Injurymore

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