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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918297/a-rare-case-of-spontaneous-rupture-of-an-aneurysm-of-the-right-gastric-artery
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Yu-Ki Takemoto, Nobuaki Fujikuni, Kazuaki Tanabe, Hironobu Amano, Toshio Noriyuki, Masahiro Nakahara
BACKGROUND: Visceral artery aneurysms at the origin of the gastric and gastroepiploic artery are uncommon. Raptured visceral aneurysms cause high mortality and require urgent and adequate intervention and treatment. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 65-year-old woman was transferred to the emergency department with sudden abdominal and back pain. Radiographically, we diagnosed intra-abdominal bleeding due to a ruptured aneurysm of the right gastric artery. Although her vital signs were relatively stable, transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) could not be performed due to thrombotic occlusion of her abdominal aorta, and bilateral axillary arteries...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917436/comparison-of-the-loop-technique-with-incision-and-drainage-for-soft-tissue-abscesses-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Michael Gottlieb, Gary D Peksa
INTRODUCTION: Skin and soft tissue infections are a common presentation to the emergency department. Traditional management of abscesses involves a linear incision through the center of the abscess with packing placed. The loop drainage technique (LDT) is an alternate approach that may reduce pain and scarring, as well as decrease the number of follow up visits needed. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to compare the efficacy of the LDT with conventional incision and drainage (CID) in the treatment of soft tissue abscesses...
September 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916143/violent-behavior-by-emergency-department-patients-with-an-involuntary-hold-status
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Nancy L Dawson, Christian Lachner, Tyler F Vadeboncoeur, Michael J Maniaci, Veronica Bosworth, Teresa A Rummans, Archana Roy, M Caroline Burton
BACKGROUND: Violence against health care workers has been increasing. Health care workers in emergency departments (EDs) are highly vulnerable because they provide care for patients who may have mental illness, behavioral problems, or substance use disorders (alone or in combination) and who are often evaluated during an involuntary hold. Our objective was to identify factors that may be associated with violent behavior in ED patients during involuntary holds. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients evaluated during an involuntary hold at a suburban acute care hospital ED from January 2014 through November 2015...
August 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916122/myasthenia-gravis-and-crisis-evaluation-and-management-in-the-emergency-department
#4
Jamie Roper, M Emily Fleming, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an uncommon autoimmune disorder affecting the neuromuscular junction and manifesting as muscle weakness. A multitude of stressors can exacerbate MG. When symptoms are exacerbated, muscle weakness can be severe enough to result in respiratory failure, a condition known as myasthenic crisis (MC). OBJECTIVE: This review discusses risk factors, diagnosis, management, and iatrogenic avoidance of MC. DISCUSSION: MC can affect any age, ethnicity, or sex and can be precipitated with any stressor, infection being the most common...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916120/does-early-and-appropriate-antibiotic-administration-improve-mortality-in-emergency-department-patients-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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Robert Sherwin, Michael E Winters, Gary M Vilke, Gabriel Wardi
BACKGROUND: Severe sepsis and septic shock remain significant public health concerns. Appropriate emergency department management includes early recognition, hemodynamic resuscitation, source control, and prompt antibiotic administration. Current international guidelines strongly recommend administration of early and appropriate antibiotics for patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Interestingly, a recent Cochrane Review found insufficient evidence to provide a similar recommendation on antibiotic administration...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916013/the-emergency-department-challenges-and-opportunities-for-suicide-prevention
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REVIEW
Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, Kalina Babeva, Elizabeth Horstmann
Emergency departments (EDs) can offer life-saving suicide prevention care. This article focuses on the ED and emergency services as service delivery sites for suicide prevention. Characteristics of EDs, models of emergency care, ED screening and brief intervention models, and practice guidelines and parameters are reviewed. A care process model for youths at risk for suicide and self-harm is presented, with guidance for clinicians based on the scientific evidence. Strengthening emergency infrastructure and integrating effective suicide prevention strategies derived from scientific research are critical for advancing suicide prevention objectives...
October 2017: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915161/unenhanced-dual-energy-computed-tomography-visualization-of-brain-edema
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Mohammed F Mohammed, Olivia Marais, Adam Min, David Ferguson, Sabeena Jalakhan, Faisal Khosa, Michael OʼKeeffe, Tim OʼConnell, Heiko Schmiedeskamp, Bernhard Krauss, Axel Rohr, Savvas Nicolaou
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) imaging is superior to conventional noncontrast computed tomography (CT) imaging for the detection of acute ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center study of 40 patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) of a major, acute care, teaching center with signs and symptoms of acute stroke. Only those patients who presented to the ED within 4 hours of symptom onset were included in this study...
September 14, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914227/a-system-analysis-of-delay-in-outpatient-respiratory-equipment-delivery
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Sheila Kun, Gregory Placencia, Sally Davidson Ward, Thomas Keens
OBJECTIVES: To systematically assess barriers delaying home respiratory equipment requisition and to evaluate for temporal correlation between delays and emergency room or hospitalization episodes. BACKGROUND: Initiation of home respiratory treatments is delayed because of delays in delivery of durable medical equipment (DME). This study assesses root causes of such delays from a system perspective. We also describe clinical consequences by measuring emergency room visits and hospitalization days for temporal correlations...
December 1, 2016: Care Management Journals: Journal of Case Management ; the Journal of Long Term Home Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913694/emergency-neurological-life-support-traumatic-spine-injury
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Deborah M Stein, William A Knight
Traumatic spine injuries (TSIs) carry significantly high risks of morbidity, mortality, and exorbitant health care costs from associated medical needs following injury. For these reasons, TSI was chosen as an ENLS protocol. This article offers a comprehensive review on the management of spinal column injuries using the best available evidence. Though the review focuses primarily on cervical spinal column injuries, thoracolumbar injuries are briefly discussed as well. The initial emergency department (ED) clinical evaluation of possible spinal fractures and cord injuries, along with the definitive early management of confirmed injuries, are also covered...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913001/methamphetamine-use-and-emergency-department-utilization-20-years-later
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John R Richards, Sheiva Hamidi, Connor D Grant, Colin G Wang, Nabil Tabish, Samuel D Turnipseed, Robert W Derlet
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (MAP) users present to the emergency department (ED) for myriad reasons, including trauma, chest pain, and psychosis. The purpose of this study is to determine how their prevalence, demographics, and resource utilization have changed. METHODS: Retrospective review of MAP patients over 3 months in 2016. Demographics, mode of arrival, presenting complaints, disposition, and concomitant cocaine/ethanol use were compared to a 1996 study at the same ED...
2017: Journal of Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911830/norovirus-infection-in-older-adults-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-opportunities-for-prevention-and-control
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REVIEW
Cristina V Cardemil, Umesh D Parashar, Aron J Hall
Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis. In older adults, it is responsible for an estimated 3.7 million illnesses; 320,000 outpatient visits; 69,000 emergency department visits; 39,000 hospitalizations; and 960 deaths annually in the United States. Older adults are particularly at risk for severe outcomes, including prolonged symptoms and death. Long-term care facilities and hospitals are the most common settings for norovirus outbreaks in developed countries. Diagnostic platforms are expanding...
September 12, 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905531/elucidation-of-bacterial-pneumonia-causing-pathogens-in-patients-with-respiratory-viral-infection
#12
Hwa Sik Jung, Byung Ju Kang, Seung Won Ra, Kwang Won Seo, Yangjin Jegal, Jae Bum Jun, Jiwon Jung, Joseph Jeong, Hee Jeong Jeon, Jae Sung Ahn, Taehoon Lee, Jong Joon Ahn
BACKGROUND: Bacterial pneumonia occurring after respiratory viral infection is common. However, the predominant bacterial species causing pneumonia secondary to respiratory viral infections other than influenza remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to know whether the pathogens causing post-viral bacterial pneumonia vary according to the type of respiratory virus. METHODS: Study subjects were 5,298 patients, who underwent multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction for simultaneous detection of respiratory viruses, among who visited the emergency department or outpatient clinic with respiratory symptoms at Ulsan University Hospital between April 2013 and March 2016...
September 1, 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903578/mental-health-services-use-trends-in-canadian-veterans-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-in-ontario
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Alyson L Mahar, Alice B Aiken, Heidi Cramm, Marlo Whitehead, Patti Groome, Paul Kurdyak
OBJECTIVE: A substantial evidence base in the peer-reviewed literature exists investigating mental illness in the military, but relatively less is documented about mental illness in veterans. This study uses provincial, administrative data to study the use of mental health services by Canadian veterans in Ontario. METHOD: This was a retrospective cohort study of Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police veterans who were released between 1990 and 2013 and resided in Ontario...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902700/effectiveness-of-collaboration-between-emergency-department-and-intensive-care-unit-teams-on-mortality-rates-of-patients-presenting-with-critical-illness-a-systematic-review
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Kerchelle McDowald, Svetlana Direktor, Elizabeth A Hynes, Anna Sahadeo, Margaret E Rogers
BACKGROUND: The increasing volume of adult patients with critical illness entering emergency departments (EDs) burdens the resources of EDs worldwide. This subpopulation faces a high risk of mortality because they require specialized care which many EDs are not yet poised to deliver. An element crucial to delivering care and decreasing the mortality of critically ill patients in the ED is expert collaborative practice across disciplines. Several ED and intensive care unit (ICU) collaborative models exist including: emergency department intensive care units (EDICU) and medical emergency teams (MET)...
September 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901005/delivery-arrangements-for-health-systems-in-low-income-countries-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
#15
REVIEW
Agustín Ciapponi, Simon Lewin, Cristian A Herrera, Newton Opiyo, Tomas Pantoja, Elizabeth Paulsen, Gabriel Rada, Charles S Wiysonge, Gabriel Bastías, Lilian Dudley, Signe Flottorp, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sebastian Garcia Marti, Claire Glenton, Charles I Okwundu, Blanca Peñaloza, Fatima Suleman, Andrew D Oxman
BACKGROUND: Delivery arrangements include changes in who receives care and when, who provides care, the working conditions of those who provide care, coordination of care amongst different providers, where care is provided, the use of information and communication technology to deliver care, and quality and safety systems. How services are delivered can have impacts on the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of health systems. This broad overview of the findings of systematic reviews can help policymakers and other stakeholders identify strategies for addressing problems and improve the delivery of services...
September 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899421/scrotoschisis-a-case-report
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Souleymane Sidibe, Maxime Coulibaly, Salman Ghazwani
BACKGROUND: Scrotoschisis is a rare congenital anomaly of the scrotal wall with idiopathic etiology and unknown prevalence. This pathology is extremely rare. We report a new case and review the literature for relevant data. CASE PRESENTATION: A 3-day-old full-term baby boy of African ethnicity, who had a homebirth, with birth weight of 2.7 kg presented to our emergency department with exteriorization of left testis; after clinical examination and proper investigations the diagnosis was scrotoschisis...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895038/a-retrospective-external-validation-study-of-the-heart-score-among-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-chest-pain
#17
Matthew Jay Streitz, Joshua James Oliver, Jessica Marie Hyams, Richard Michael Wood, Yevgeniy Mikhaylovich Maksimenko, Brit Long, Robert Michael Barnwell, Michael David April
Emergency physicians must be able to effectively prognosticate outcomes for patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with chest pain. The HEART score offers a prognostication tool, but external validation studies are limited. We conducted an external retrospective validation study of the HEART score among ED patients presenting to our ED with chest pain from 1 January 2014 to 9 June 2014. We utilized chart review methodology to abstract data from each patient's electronic medical record. We collected data relevant to each of the five elements of the HEART score: history, electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, patient age, patient risk factors, and troponin levels...
September 11, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894775/pregnancy-screening-before-diagnostic-radiography-in-emergency-department-an-educational-review
#18
REVIEW
Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Morteza Sanei Taheri, Parichehr Pooransari, Sahar Mirbaha, Alaleh Rouhipour, Alireza Baratloo
In modern medical practice, there is an increasing dependence on imaging techniques in most medical specialties. Radiation exposure during pregnancy may have serious teratogenic effects to the fetus. Therefore, checking the pregnancy status before imaging women of child bearing age can protect against these effects. Lack of international regulations and standard protocols exposes the patient to unexpected fetal radiation effects and the health professionals to medicolegal suits. Recently, the American Academy of Radiology and the European community of Medical Ionizing Radiation Protection released national guidelines regarding pregnancy screening before imaging potentially pregnant females...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894772/epidemiologic-features-and-outcomes-of-caustic-ingestions-a-10-year-cross-sectional-study
#19
Athena Alipour Faz, Fahimeh Arsan, Hassan Peyvandi, Mahbobeh Oroei, Omid Shafagh, Maryam Peyvandi, Maryam Yousefi
INTRODUCTION: Caustic ingestions are among the most prevalent causes of toxic exposure. The present 10-year survey aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic features and outcomes of caustic ingestion cases presenting to emergency department. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study on patients who were admitted to a referral toxicology center during 2004 to 2014, following caustic ingestion. Baseline characteristics, presenting chief complaint, severity of mucosal injury, complications, imaging and laboratory findings as well as outcomes (need for ICU admission, need for surgery, mortality) were recorded, reviewing patients' medical profile, and analyzed using SPSS 22...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894618/percutaneous-emergency-needle-caecostomy-for-prevention-of-caecal-perforation
#20
Alexandra M Limmer, Zackariah Clement
Caecal perforation is a life-threatening complication of large bowel obstruction with a reported mortality of 34% to 72%. This case describes the novel use of percutaneous needle caecostomy as a life-saving measure to prevent imminent caecal perforation in a 68-year-old lady with large bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated incisional hernia. After careful review of computed tomography images and measurement of distances from the abdominal wall to the caecum, the patient's caecum was decompressed in the emergency department using a needle under local anaesthetic...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
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