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17 papers 100 to 500 followers Official guidelines pertinent to Emergency Medicine providers.
By Merlin Curry MD, EMT-P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417010/management-of-patients-with-nste-acs-a-comparison-of-the-recent-aha-acc-and-esc-guidelines
#1
REVIEW
Fatima Rodriguez, Kenneth W Mahaffey
Non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease worldwide. The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology periodically release practice guidelines to guide clinicians in the management of NSTE-ACS, most recently in in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The present review compares and contrasts the 2 guidelines, with a focus on the strength of recommendation and level of evidence in the approach to initial presentation and diagnosis of NSTE-ACS, risk assessment, treatments, and systems of care...
July 19, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26977696/cdc-guideline-for-prescribing-opioids-for-chronic-pain-united-states-2016
#2
REVIEW
Deborah Dowell, Tamara M Haegerich, Roger Chou
IMPORTANCE: Primary care clinicians find managing chronic pain challenging. Evidence of long-term efficacy of opioids for chronic pain is limited. Opioid use is associated with serious risks, including opioid use disorder and overdose. OBJECTIVE: To provide recommendations about opioid prescribing for primary care clinicians treating adult patients with chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. PROCESS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated a 2014 systematic review on effectiveness and risks of opioids and conducted a supplemental review on benefits and harms, values and preferences, and costs...
April 19, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26903338/the-third-international-consensus-definitions-for-sepsis-and-septic-shock-sepsis-3
#3
Mervyn Singer, Clifford S Deutschman, Christopher Warren Seymour, Manu Shankar-Hari, Djillali Annane, Michael Bauer, Rinaldo Bellomo, Gordon R Bernard, Jean-Daniel Chiche, Craig M Coopersmith, Richard S Hotchkiss, Mitchell M Levy, John C Marshall, Greg S Martin, Steven M Opal, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Tom van der Poll, Jean-Louis Vincent, Derek C Angus
IMPORTANCE: Definitions of sepsis and septic shock were last revised in 2001. Considerable advances have since been made into the pathobiology (changes in organ function, morphology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, and circulation), management, and epidemiology of sepsis, suggesting the need for reexamination. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and, as needed, update definitions for sepsis and septic shock. PROCESS: A task force (n = 19) with expertise in sepsis pathobiology, clinical trials, and epidemiology was convened by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine...
February 23, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26811420/the-2015-advanced-life-support-guidelines-a-summary-and-evidence-for-the-updates
#4
REVIEW
Sophie T Williams, Mark C Sykes, Phang Boon Lim, Justin D Salciccioli
The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation recently released updated 2015 recommendations for resuscitation. The guidelines form the basis for all levels of resuscitation training, now from first aid to advanced life support (ALS), and for trainees of varying medical skills, from schoolchildren to medical students and consultants. We highlight major updates relating to intra-arrest and postarrest care, and the evidence for their recommendation. We also summarise areas of uncertainty in the evidence for ALS, and highlight current discussions that will likely inform the next round of recommendations...
May 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26547467/does-this-patient-with-chest-pain-have-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-rational-clinical-examination-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Alexander C Fanaroff, Jennifer A Rymer, Sarah A Goldstein, David L Simel, L Kristin Newby
IMPORTANCE: About 10% of patients with acute chest pain are ultimately diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Early, accurate estimation of the probability of ACS in these patients using the clinical examination could prevent many hospital admissions among low-risk patients and ensure that high-risk patients are promptly treated. OBJECTIVE: To review systematically the accuracy of the initial history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, and risk scores incorporating these elements with the first cardiac-specific troponin...
November 10, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26022637/guidelines-for-the-management-of-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-a-guideline-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
#6
J Claude Hemphill, Steven M Greenberg, Craig S Anderson, Kyra Becker, Bernard R Bendok, Mary Cushman, Gordon L Fung, Joshua N Goldstein, R Loch Macdonald, Pamela H Mitchell, Phillip A Scott, Magdy H Selim, Daniel Woo
PURPOSE: The aim of this guideline is to present current and comprehensive recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. METHODS: A formal literature search of PubMed was performed through the end of August 2013. The writing committee met by teleconference to discuss narrative text and recommendations. Recommendations follow the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association methods of classifying the level of certainty of the treatment effect and the class of evidence...
July 2015: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26342901/pulmonary-hypertension-and-right-ventricular-failure-in-emergency-medicine
#7
REVIEW
Susan R Wilcox, Christopher Kabrhel, Richard N Channick
Pulmonary hypertension is a hemodynamic condition, defined as a mean pulmonary artery pressure by right-sided heart catheterization of at least 25 mm Hg at rest. It is classified into 5 general groups based on the underlying cause, with left ventricular failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease being 2 of the most common causes in the United States. Although the specifics of the pathophysiology will vary with the cause, appreciating the risks of pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular failure is critical to appropriately evaluating and resuscitating pulmonary hypertension patients in the emergency department (ED)...
December 2015: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26284722/septic-shock-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#8
REVIEW
Christopher W Seymour, Matthew R Rosengart
IMPORTANCE: Septic shock is a clinical emergency that occurs in more than 230,000 US patients each year. OBSERVATIONS AND ADVANCES: In the setting of suspected or documented infection, septic shock is typically defined in a clinical setting by low systolic (≤90 mm Hg) or mean arterial blood pressure (≤65 mm Hg) accompanied by signs of hypoperfusion (eg, oliguria, hyperlactemia, poor peripheral perfusion, or altered mental status). Focused ultrasonography is recommended for the prompt recognition of complicating physiology (eg, hypovolemia or cardiogenic shock), while invasive hemodynamic monitoring is recommended only for select patients...
August 18, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25578887/managing-nontraumatic-acute-back-pain
#9
REVIEW
Jonathan A Edlow
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2015: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23465250/a-prospective-validation-of-the-heart-score-for-chest-pain-patients-at-the-emergency-department
#10
MULTICENTER STUDY
B E Backus, A J Six, J C Kelder, M A R Bosschaert, E G Mast, A Mosterd, R F Veldkamp, A J Wardeh, R Tio, R Braam, S H J Monnink, R van Tooren, T P Mast, F van den Akker, M J M Cramer, J M Poldervaart, A W Hoes, P A Doevendans
BACKGROUND: The focus of the diagnostic process in chest pain patients at the emergency department is to identify both low and high risk patients for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The HEART score was designed to facilitate this process. This study is a prospective validation of the HEART score. METHODS: A total of 2440 unselected patients presented with chest pain at the cardiac emergency department of ten participating hospitals in The Netherlands. The HEART score was assessed as soon as the first lab results and ECG were obtained...
October 3, 2013: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25179762/management-of-venous-thrombo-embolism-an-update
#11
REVIEW
Stavros Konstantinides, Adam Torbicki
Venous thrombo-embolism is the third most frequent acute cardiovascular syndrome after myocardial infarction and stroke. Recently published landmark trials paved the way for significant progress in the management of the disease and provided the evidence for the ESC Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Guidelines 2014 update. Risk stratification strategies for non-high-risk PE continue to evolve, with an increasing emphasis on clinical prediction rules and right ventricular (RV) assessment on computed tomographic pulmonary angiography...
November 1, 2014: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25173341/2014-esc-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#12
Stavros V Konstantinides, Adam Torbicki, Giancarlo Agnelli, Nicolas Danchin, David Fitzmaurice, Nazzareno Galiè, J Simon R Gibbs, Menno V Huisman, Marc Humbert, Nils Kucher, Irene Lang, Mareike Lankeit, John Lekakis, Christoph Maack, Eckhard Mayer, Nicolas Meneveau, Arnaud Perrier, Piotr Pruszczyk, Lars H Rasmussen, Thomas H Schindler, Pavel Svitil, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf, Jose Luis Zamorano, Maurizio Zompatori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2014: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25061324/management-of-adult-diabetic-ketoacidosis
#13
REVIEW
Aidar R Gosmanov, Elvira O Gosmanova, Erika Dillard-Cannon
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a rare yet potentially fatal hyperglycemic crisis that can occur in patients with both type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus. Due to its increasing incidence and economic impact related to the treatment and associated morbidity, effective management and prevention is key. Elements of management include making the appropriate diagnosis using current laboratory tools and clinical criteria and coordinating fluid resuscitation, insulin therapy, and electrolyte replacement through feedback obtained from timely patient monitoring and knowledge of resolution criteria...
2014: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24947530/practice-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-2014-update-by-the-infectious-diseases-society-of-america
#14
Dennis L Stevens, Alan L Bisno, Henry F Chambers, E Patchen Dellinger, Ellie J C Goldstein, Sherwood L Gorbach, Jan V Hirschmann, Sheldon L Kaplan, Jose G Montoya, James C Wade
A panel of national experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to update the 2005 guidelines for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). The panel's recommendations were developed to be concordant with the recently published IDSA guidelines for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. The focus of this guideline is the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of diverse SSTIs ranging from minor superficial infections to life-threatening infections such as necrotizing fasciitis...
July 15, 2014: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24481970/recommendations-for-the-management-of-cerebral-and-cerebellar-infarction-with-swelling-a-statement-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
#15
Eelco F M Wijdicks, Kevin N Sheth, Bob S Carter, David M Greer, Scott E Kasner, W Taylor Kimberly, Stefan Schwab, Eric E Smith, Rafael J Tamargo, Max Wintermark
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are uncertainties surrounding the optimal management of patients with brain swelling after an ischemic stroke. Guidelines are needed on how to manage this major complication, how to provide the best comprehensive neurological and medical care, and how to best inform families facing complex decisions on surgical intervention in deteriorating patients. This scientific statement addresses the early approach to the patient with a swollen ischemic stroke in a cerebral or cerebellar hemisphere...
April 2014: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23417174/introduction-to-the-guidelines-for-the-management-of-acute-cervical-spine-and-spinal-cord-injuries
#16
Mark N Hadley, Beverly C Walters
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2013: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23247304/2013-accf-aha-guideline-for-the-management-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-foundation-american-heart-association-task-force-on-practice-guidelines
#17
Patrick T O'Gara, Frederick G Kushner, Deborah D Ascheim, Donald E Casey, Mina K Chung, James A de Lemos, Steven M Ettinger, James C Fang, Francis M Fesmire, Barry A Franklin, Christopher B Granger, Harlan M Krumholz, Jane A Linderbaum, David A Morrow, L Kristin Newby, Joseph P Ornato, Narith Ou, Martha J Radford, Jacqueline E Tamis-Holland, Carl L Tommaso, Cynthia M Tracy, Y Joseph Woo, David X Zhao, Jeffrey L Anderson, Alice K Jacobs, Jonathan L Halperin, Nancy M Albert, Ralph G Brindis, Mark A Creager, David DeMets, Robert A Guyton, Judith S Hochman, Richard J Kovacs, Frederick G Kushner, E Magnus Ohman, William G Stevenson, Clyde W Yancy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 29, 2013: Circulation
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