Fascia Iliaca Block in Hip and Femur Fractures to Reduce Opioid Use
: Fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) has become a keystone technique for acute pain management in patients with hip and proximal femur fractures. (Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - April 29, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nirpeksh Jain, Charles Kotulski, Ali Al-Hilli, Paul Yeung-Lai-Wah, Joanna Pluta, David Heegeman Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Product-Related Ocular Injuries in the United States from 2001 to 2020
: While ocular injuries are a major cause of ocular morbidity, ocular trauma secondary to consumer related products is often preventable and epidemiological data can highlight potential avenues for intervention. (Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - April 29, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Cammille C. Go, Lillian Chien, Gabriela M. Lahaie Luna, C ésar A. Briceño Source Type: research

Which blood glucose levels affect in-hospital mortality?
This study is well designed and important for emergency and intensive care physicians. We want to congratulate the authors fo r this research article and make some contributions. (Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - April 19, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kubra Parpucu Bagceci Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Corporate Control of Emergency Departments: Dangers from the Growing Monster
Corporate control in emergency departments (EDs) has increased during the past 20 years through hospital consolidation and the growth of ED contract management groups. (Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - April 8, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Robert W. Derlet, Robert M. McNamara, Christian Tomaszewski Tags: Administration of Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety in personnel working in emergency department settings: a systematic review
Professionals working in the emergency department (ED) are regularly exposed to traumatic events. Rates of posttraumatic mental health conditions vary widely in the literature and there is no agreement that rates in ED staff are elevated relative to other populations. (Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - April 2, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lynda R. Matthews, Lynn E. Alden, Shannon Wagner, Mary G. Carey, Wayne Corneil, Trina Fyfe, Christine Randall, Cheryl Regehr, Marc White, Nicholas Buys, Nicole White, Alex Fraess-Phillips, Elyssa Krutop Tags: Clinical Review Source Type: research

Outcomes Associated with Introduction of the 5th Generation High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin in Patients Presenting with Cardiovascular Disorders
The new high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) is now widely used in the United States. (Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - April 2, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Arwa Younis, Shamroz Farooq, John D. Bisognano, Thomas Welch, John P. Gassler, Alexander Diamond, Andrew Mathias, Mehmet K. Aktas, Scott McNitt, Anita Y. Chen, Ilan Goldenberg Tags: Clinical Laboratory in Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Assessing Catastrophic Health Expenditures among Uninsured People Who Seek Care in US Hospital Based Emergency Departments Scott K, Scott J, Sabbatini A, et al. JAMA Health Forum. 2021;2(12):e214359. Doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.4359
Uninsured patients have less healthcare options and often rely on the emergency department (ED) as a safety net despite having a higher cost of care. Catastrophic health expenditures (CHE) (annual out-of-pocket medical expenses exceed 40% of one's post-subsistence income) is a term used by the World Health Organization to compare out-of-pocket health care expenses with income. Studies have shown how the majority of uninsured patients are at risk of CHE when emergently hospitalized for emergency conditions, but previously there were no studies to evaluate how a single treat-and-release ED visit may contribute to CHE for uni...
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - April 1, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of a Diagnostic Strategy Using an Elevated and Age-Adjusted D-Dimer Threshold on Thromboembolic Events in Emergency Department Patients With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism: A Randomized Clinical Trial Freund Y, Chauvin A, Jimenez S, et al. JAMA.  2021;326(21):2141–2149. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.20750
This study was developed to determine if PE can safely be ruled out by using the YEARS rule and the age-adjusted D-dimer cutoff (age x 10ng/mL in patients aged> 50 years) in ED patients with a suspicion of PE that cannot be excluded by the PE rule-out criteria (PERC) rule. (Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - April 1, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluating Vitamin C in Septic Shock: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Vitamin C Monotherapy. Wacker D, Burton S, Berger J, et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2022; online PDF only
This study focuses its primary outcome on adjuvant vitamin C monotherapy and its impact on all cause ICU 28-day mortality in patients with septic shock. (Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - April 1, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Emergency Department Discharge Among Patients with Sepsis. Peltan ID, McLean SR, Murnin E, et al. JAMA Network Open. Feb 10, 2022; PMID:  35142831, DOI 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.47882
While there are extensive guidelines defining sepsis and its appropriate management, there are very few validated risk scores, clinical trials, or guidelines to help determine the disposition for patients with suspected sepsis within the acute care setting. With most sepsis patients being admitted to the hospital, further evaluation of sepsis patients that are discharged could improve resource management. (Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - April 1, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Issue Highlights
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