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By David Rhine MD FRCPC. Emergency medicine. Special interest in concussion management.
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526667/patient-centered-decision-support-formative-usability-evaluation-of-integrated-clinical-decision-support-with-a-patient-decision-aid-for-minor-head-injury-in-the-emergency-department
#1
Edward R Melnick, Erik P Hess, George Guo, Maggie Breslin, Kevin Lopez, Anthony J Pavlo, Fuad Abujarad, Seth M Powsner, Lori A Post
BACKGROUND: The Canadian Computed Tomography (CT) Head Rule, a clinical decision rule designed to safely reduce imaging in minor head injury, has been rigorously validated and implemented, and yet expected decreases in CT were unsuccessful. Recent work has identified empathic care as a key component in decreasing CT overuse. Health information technology can hinder the clinician-patient relationship. Patient-centered decision tools to support the clinician-patient relationship are needed to promote evidence-based decisions...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506329/what-to-do-when-a-patient-wants-to-record-a-patient-physician-interaction-in-the-emergency-department
#2
Brodie Nolan, Alun Ackery, Bryan Au
Recent technological advances allow for instantaneous high quality video and audio recordings with the touch of a button. In Canada, patient privacy is highly regulated by provincial legislation, although patients themselves have little in the way of laws or regulations to observe. Patients taking video recordings of their own medical care does not currently fall under any of the provincial privacy laws. With no such governance for the general public, patients generally have greater freedom to record a patient-physician interaction...
May 16, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406879/physical-examination-of-the-knee-meniscus-cartilage-and-patellofemoral-conditions
#3
Robert D Bronstein, Joseph C Schaffer
The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. Its superficial anatomy enables diagnosis of the injury through a thorough history and physical examination. Examination techniques for the knee described decades ago are still useful, as are more recently developed tests. Proper use of these techniques requires understanding of the anatomy and biomechanical principles of the knee as well as the pathophysiology of the injuries, including tears to the menisci and extensor mechanism, patellofemoral conditions, and osteochondritis dissecans...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291144/physical-examination-of-knee-ligament-injuries
#4
Robert D Bronstein, Joseph C Schaffer
The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. A thorough history and physical examination of the knee facilitates accurate diagnosis of ligament injury. Several examination techniques for the knee ligaments that were developed before advanced imaging remain as accurate or more accurate than these newer imaging modalities. Proper use of these examination techniques requires an understanding of the anatomy and pathophysiology of knee ligament injuries. Advanced imaging can be used to augment a history and examination when necessary, but should not replace a thorough history and physical examination...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385102/introduction-of-the-abbreviated-westmead-post-traumatic-amnesia-scale-and-impact-on-length-of-stay
#5
C E Watson, E A Clous, M Jaeger, S K D'Amours
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Mild traumatic brain injury is a common presentation to Emergency Departments. Early identification of patients with cognitive deficits and provision of discharge advice are important. The Abbreviated Westmead Post-traumatic Amnesia Scale provides an early and efficient assessment of post-traumatic amnesia for patients with mild traumatic brain injuries, compared with the previously used assessment, the Modified Oxford Post-traumatic Scale. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study reviewed 270 patients with mild traumatic brain injury assessed for post-traumatic amnesia over a 2-year period between February 2011 and February 2013...
April 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366351/when-to-pick-the-nose-out-of-hospital-and-emergency-department-intranasal-administration-of-medications
#6
REVIEW
Megan A Rech, Brian Barbas, Whitney Chaney, Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Charles Turck
The intranasal route for medication administration is increasingly popular in the emergency department and out-of-hospital setting because such administration is simple and fast, and can be used for patients without intravenous access and in situations in which obtaining an intravenous line is difficult or time intensive (eg, for patients who are seizing or combative). Several small studies (mostly pediatric) have shown midazolam to be effective for procedural sedation, anxiolysis, and seizures. Intranasal fentanyl demonstrates both safety and efficacy for the management of acute pain...
March 25, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366288/the-diagnostic-value-of-the-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-distinguishing-between-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-migraine
#7
Umut Eryigit, Vildan Altunayoglu Cakmak, Aynur Sahin, Ozgur Tatli, Sinan Pasli, Gurkan Gazioglu, Yunus Karaca
OBJECTIVE: Migraine and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients present to emergency departments with the similar symptoms as headache, nausea, and vomiting. This study investigated whether the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) could distinguish patients with SAH from those with migraine. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed after research ethics committee approval. Data were gathered from the ED and neurology clinics of a university hospital between January 2015 and January 2016, from patients with symptoms of headache (primarily), nausea and vomiting...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343463/prospective-head-to-head-study-of-three-computerized-neurocognitive-assessment-tools-part-2-utility-for-assessment-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-emergency-department-patients
#8
Lindsay D Nelson, Robyn E Furger, Peter Gikas, E Brooke Lerner, William B Barr, Thomas A Hammeke, Christopher Randolph, Kevin Guskiewicz, Michael A McCrea
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of three computerized neurocognitive assessment tools (CNTs; i.e., ANAM, DANA, and ImPACT) for assessing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in patients recruited through a level I trauma center emergency department (ED). METHODS: mTBI (n=94) and matched trauma control (n=80) subjects recruited from a level I trauma center emergency department completed symptom and neurocognitive assessments within 72 hr of injury and at 15 and 45 days post-injury...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193791/epinephrine-for-first-aid-management-of-anaphylaxis
#9
Scott H Sicherer, F Estelle R Simons
Anaphylaxis is a severe, generalized allergic or hypersensitivity reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. Epinephrine (adrenaline) can be life-saving when administered as rapidly as possible once anaphylaxis is recognized. This clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics is an update of the 2007 clinical report on this topic. It provides information to help clinicians identify patients at risk of anaphylaxis and new information about epinephrine and epinephrine autoinjectors (EAs). The report also highlights the importance of patient and family education about the recognition and management of anaphylaxis in the community...
March 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250071/child-sexual-abuse
#10
Antonia Chiesa, Edward Goldson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Pediatrics in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169053/management-of-cancer-associated-venous-thromboembolism-in-the-emergency-department
#11
REVIEW
Rahul V Nene, Christopher J Coyne
Patients with cancer are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism, and emergency physicians can play a significant role in addressing one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in this patient population. However, there are no comprehensive guidelines addressing the approach to cancer-associated venous thromboembolism in the emergency department. Here, we review the guidelines put forth by various national and international cancer societies and highlight how emergency physicians can help institute appropriate treatment and prevent the recurrence of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126124/when-more-isn-t-better-visits-for-hypertension-answers-to-the-september-2016-journal-club-questions
#12
Elizabeth M Goldberg, Phillip D Levy, Candace D McNaughton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110992/idarucizumab-for-the-reversal-of-dabigatran
#13
REVIEW
Michael Gottlieb, Basem Khishfe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055075/oral-pharmacologic-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-clinical-practice-guideline-update-from-the-american-college-of-physicians
#14
Amir Qaseem, Michael J Barry, Linda L Humphrey, Mary Ann Forciea
Description: The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. This guideline serves as an update to the 2012 ACP guideline on the same topic. This guideline is endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Methods: This guideline is based on a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials and observational studies published through December 2015 on the comparative effectiveness of oral medications for type 2 diabetes...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010937/clinical-relevance-of-the-nonvisualized-appendix-on-ultrasonography-of-the-abdomen-in-children
#15
Shireen Anne Nah, Sophie Sihui Ong, Wei Xiang Lim, Sanjena Kumar Amuddhu, Phua Hwee Tang, Yee Low
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical relevance of the nonvisualized appendix on ultrasound imaging in children with right lower quadrant pain. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed 1359 children admitted for abdominal pain between January and December 2013 who had abdominal ultrasound imaging for right lower quadrant pain. Patients who had scans for genitourinary symptoms or intussusception were excluded from the study. When the appendix was not visualized, secondary signs indicating right lower quadrant inflammatory pathology were noted...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974335/advances-in-the-medical-management-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
#16
REVIEW
Sarah L McClain, Jefferson G Bohan, Dennis L Stevens
Skin and soft tissue infections are some of the most common infectious disease diagnoses in both inpatient and outpatient settings. With bacterial resistance to antimicrobials growing, decision making on empiric antibiotics is becoming increasingly difficult. Additionally, the most recent guidance from a professional society on the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections was published in 2014 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and is now two years old. New antimicrobial agents have been developed and approved for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections since then, and more are in the pipeline...
December 14, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927638/assessment-of-shoulder-pain-for-non-specialists
#17
Matthew Gray, Alasdair Wallace, Stephen Aldridge
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926470/bet-2-is-ultrasound-a-reliable-way-of-detecting-rotator-cuff-injuries-of-the-shoulder
#18
REVIEW
(no author information available yet)
A shortcut review was carried out to establish whether ultrasonography was a reliable and accurate imaging modality to detect rotator cuff tears in adult patients. Four papers were found to be relevant to the clinical question following the below-described search strategies. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of those best papers are tabulated. It is concluded that ultrasound has a diagnostic accuracy high enough to detect full-thickness rotator cuff tears...
July 2014: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912926/acute-management-of-refractory-and-unstable-pediatric-supraventricular-tachycardia
#19
Jonathan Lewis, Gaurav Arora, Dana L Tudorascu, Robert W Hickey, Richard A Saladino, Mioara D Manole
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the management of acute pediatric supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), placing special emphasis on infants, patients refractory to adenosine (refractory SVT), and patients with hypotension, poor perfusion, or altered mental status (unstable SVT). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of patients 0-18 years of age without congenital heart disease who presented to our pediatric hospital from January 2003 to December 2012 for the treatment of acute SVT...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908918/alpha-blockers-for-treatment-of-ureteric-stones-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
John M Hollingsworth, Benjamin K Canales, Mary A M Rogers, Shyam Sukumar, Phyllis Yan, Gretchen M Kuntz, Philipp Dahm
OBJECTIVE:  To investigate the efficacy and safety of alpha blockers in the treatment of patients with ureteric stones. DESIGN:  Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES:  Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, Embase, LILACS, and Medline databases and scientific meeting abstracts to July 2016. REVIEW METHODS:  Randomized controlled trials of alpha blockers compared with placebo or control for treatment of ureteric stones were eligible...
December 1, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
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