Difficultly Managing a Patient's Airway? Bougie Tips and More Difficultly Managing a Patient's Airway? Bougie Tips and More
Dr Amy Faith Ho demonstrates four important, if uncommon, intubation techniques, with visual aids.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

FDA OKs ClearMate Device for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning FDA OKs ClearMate Device for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
The ClearMate device speeds up elimination of CO from the body by delivering 100% oxygen plus a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide, causing the patient to breathe faster.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Missed Despite'Red Flag' of Spinal Fracture Osteoporosis Missed Despite'Red Flag' of Spinal Fracture
In the year after an ER visit for a spinal compression fracture,"recognition and treatment of osteoporosis...remained dismal," researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Physician Loneliness: Just Me and My EHR Physician Loneliness: Just Me and My EHR
Physicians weigh in on the reasons why they think loneliness is more prevalent in their profession.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Dozens Fired After Actor's Health Info Viewed, Reports Claim Dozens Fired After Actor's Health Info Viewed, Reports Claim
One news report says as many as 50 employees at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Illinois may have been fired after they were accused of snooping into the EHR of former"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Adrenal Fatigue:'Just a Myth'? Adrenal Fatigue:'Just a Myth'?
This controversial diagnosis may not have scientific merit as a real hormonal condition, but simply waving it off as'just a myth'may be doing patients more harm than good.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

' Hero' Doctor Shot While Stopping Gunman at Florida Hospital'Hero' Doctor Shot While Stopping Gunman at Florida Hospital
The physician was shot when he jumped in front of an armed gunman who opened fire in the emergency department, likely saving a lot of lives, officials say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Hospital Transfer for Stroke Thrombectomy Tied to Worse Outcomes Hospital Transfer for Stroke Thrombectomy Tied to Worse Outcomes
Interhospital transfer of patients who are candidates for endovascular therapy is causing treatment delays and poorer outcomes, suggesting the need for more efficient systems of care for stroke patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ERs Often Miss Chance to Set Overdose Survivors on'Better Path'ERs Often Miss Chance to Set Overdose Survivors on'Better Path '
Fewer than 10% of nonfatal overdose patients in West Virginia ERs received follow-up care, study says. It's a scenario that plays out across the US.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Amateur Rock Climbers Often Lack Skills to Save Themselves Amateur Rock Climbers Often Lack Skills to Save Themselves
Most hobbyist rock climbers lack the basic rescue skills needed to save themselves in dangerous situations, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Misdiagnosis Tied to Death From Rabies Infection Misdiagnosis Tied to Death From Rabies Infection
An American patient bitten by a puppy while on a lengthy yoga tour in India became symptomatic 6 weeks later, after returning home; misdiagnoses delayed appropriate treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Buprenorphine Prescribing Restrictions in the Opioid Epidemic Buprenorphine Prescribing Restrictions in the Opioid Epidemic
Dr Hanson makes a strong argument for why buprenorphine should be considered in the ED after an opioid-related overdose or withdrawal.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

' Stop the Bleed' Kits--Preparing Everyone for Mass Casualties'Stop the Bleed' Kits--Preparing Everyone for Mass Casualties
Should bleeding kits become as readily available as the automated external defibrillator?Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Steer Clear of Driving While Taking Prescribed Opioids? Steer Clear of Driving While Taking Prescribed Opioids?
Higher-dose opioids impair driving performance to a minor degree, but patients still need to be advised of this risk so they can decide whether to steer clear of driving while taking these meds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Emergency'MacGyver' Tips for Physicians Emergency'MacGyver' Tips for Physicians
MacGyver as an inspiration for problem-solving in the emergency room setting: Dr Amy Faith Ho discusses her tricks of the trade.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Hypothermia Use Falling in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Hypothermia Use Falling in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
There has been a decline in application of therapeutic hypothermia in people who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a large retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

EEG in the ICU: Key to Detecting Covert Consciousness? EEG in the ICU: Key to Detecting Covert Consciousness?
Studies with EEG and fMRI show the presence of consciousness in patients diagnosed as being in a vegetative state, even in noisy intensive care units.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Clinicians Can Help Inpatients Vote on Election Day Clinicians Can Help Inpatients Vote on Election Day
Helping hospitalized patients vote is a vital part of caring for their whole beings and a hospital's responsibility, two physicians argue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

EDs See More Patients, Fewer Inpatient Admissions EDs See More Patients, Fewer Inpatient Admissions
US acute care hospitals had a marked increase in the number of patients seeking care in emergency departments (EDs) nationally but proportionally fewer hospital admissions from the ED trend, data showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

New AMA Policy Calls for Physician Training on Suicide New AMA Policy Calls for Physician Training on Suicide
The American Medical Association encourages physician training on suicide risk assessment and prevention and how to counsel patients on gun safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Five More Deaths Linked to Intragastric Balloons for Obesity Five More Deaths Linked to Intragastric Balloons for Obesity
The FDA alerts providers that the 2-year death toll involving the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System and the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System is up to 12 worldwide.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Did Grey's Anatomy Get It Right for Women With Heart Disease? Did Grey's Anatomy Get It Right for Women With Heart Disease?
An episode of the hospital drama featured a female surgeon having a heart attack but meeting disbelief (including her own) along the way. TV critic and cardiologist Dr Walton-Shirley gives her review.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

How Computer-Interpreted ECGs May Lead to Errors How Computer-Interpreted ECGs May Lead to Errors
Dr Mattu reviews a paper that summarized the benefits and limitations of computer interpretation programs.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

One in 10 Opioid Users Treated With Naloxone Die One in 10 Opioid Users Treated With Naloxone Die
These people are at extremely high risk, but a lack of accessible detox and rehabilitation facilities hampers efforts to help them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

ED Clinical Care Pathway Sustains Improvement in Acute Gastroenteritis ED Clinical Care Pathway Sustains Improvement in Acute Gastroenteritis
A clinical care pathway implemented in the pediatric ED at Seattle Children's Hospital has produced sustained improvement in acute gastroenteritis (AGE) care, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How Clinicians Can Prepare for Active Shooter Incidents How Clinicians Can Prepare for Active Shooter Incidents
Disaster-preparedness expert Michael T. Hilton offers tips for how hospitals and group and private practices can protect themselves in case the worst happens.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Article Source Type: news

Fewer U.S. Hospitals Can Care for Children Fewer U.S. Hospitals Can Care for Children
In Massachusetts, a child who winds up in an emergency room - whether for a routine or a serious problem - is likely to be transferred to a second hospital for care, a'potentially concerning'trend that's being reported by physicians throughout the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Crowded U.S. EDs Tied to Worse MI Survival for Blacks Crowded U.S. EDs Tied to Worse MI Survival for Blacks
When ambulances go on diversion, bypassing the nearest hospital because emergency departments are overcrowded, black patients may be more likely to die following myocardial infarction than their white counterparts, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Epinephrine Prefilled Syringe FDA Approves New Epinephrine Prefilled Syringe
Symjepi, from Adamis Pharmaceuticals, is for the emergency treatment of type I allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

Consider Optic Nerve Head Edema in Some ED Patients Consider Optic Nerve Head Edema in Some ED Patients
Emergency department physicians should check certain patients for optic nerve head edema (ONHE) by fundus photography, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Emergency-Medicine Partnership: Top 10 Research Priorities Emergency-Medicine Partnership: Top 10 Research Priorities
The Emergency Medicine Priority Setting Partnership has identified the top 10 research priorities for emergency medicine, which cover a range of logistics and subspecialty areas.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Tocilizumab (Actemra) for Giant Cell Arteritis FDA Approves Tocilizumab (Actemra) for Giant Cell Arteritis
The FDA has expanded the approved use of subcutaneous tocilizumab (Actemra, Hoffman LaRoche) to include treatment of adults with giant cell arteritis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Best Practice for Older Patients Fails to Curb Readmissions Best Practice for Older Patients Fails to Curb Readmissions
A large study of an intervention to reduce the hospital readmission of older adults discharged from the emergency department suggests that resources might be better invested elsewhere.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cotton-tip Swabs Send Dozens of Kids to the ED Every Day Cotton-tip Swabs Send Dozens of Kids to the ED Every Day
Almost three dozen children end up in U.S. hospital emergency departments every day thanks to injuries that result from using cotton-tipped swabs to clean their ears, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Blood Donor Age, Sex Do Not Affect Outcomes After All Blood Donor Age, Sex Do Not Affect Outcomes After All
After full adjustment for total number of units transfused, a previously observed association between increased mortality and blood from young, old, and female donors disappeared, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

EM Docs Should Get Involved in Health Reform, ACEP Prez Says EM Docs Should Get Involved in Health Reform, ACEP Prez Says
Rebecca Parker, MD, outlines what the organization wants to see in any health reform proposals.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) 2017 Annual Meeting American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) 2017 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAPMR 2017.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Baby Gear Injuries Surging, Often Due to Falls Baby Gear Injuries Surging, Often Due to Falls
Every eight minutes in the U.S., a child younger than age three has an accident related to baby products like strollers, carriers, cribs and walkers, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Simple Steps Reduce Pain During IV Placement in Children Simple Steps Reduce Pain During IV Placement in Children
Quality improvement methods increased use of jet-injected lidocaine in a pediatric emergency department, with robust results, researchers said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Sharp Increase in US Stroke Thrombectomy After Major Trials Sharp Increase in US Stroke Thrombectomy After Major Trials
New data show thrombectomy has increased dramatically in the United States since publication of major trials showing benefit; other results show outcomes are still good in patients who don't meet top-tier evidence criteria.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nimodipine Does Not Prevent Cognitive Decline After Stroke Nimodipine Does Not Prevent Cognitive Decline After Stroke
Treatment with the calcium-channel blocker showed no improvement over placebo in prevention of cognitive decline following acute stroke, according to a new trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

5 Tech Tools That Make Me a More Productive EM Doc 5 Tech Tools That Make Me a More Productive EM Doc
I spent the past 18 months of residency trying out many tools and technologies. Here are five that I use daily.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Article Source Type: news

NSAIDs With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Diabetes May Cause Renal Injury NSAIDs With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Diabetes May Cause Renal Injury
The authors point to evidence linking SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes with hypoxic kidney damage if patients are dehydrated or when the agents are used concomitantly with NSAIDs or during radiocontrast studies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Three Must-Read Emergency Medicine Articles of 2016 Three Must-Read Emergency Medicine Articles of 2016
Each of these papers promotes concepts that can be employed during your next shift and might be lifesaving, Amal Mattu says.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

High Early Lactate Tied to Mortality in Children With Sepsis High Early Lactate Tied to Mortality in Children With Sepsis
Children with suspected sepsis were more likely to die within 30 days if their initial serum lactate was more than 36 mg/dL, but the test had low sensitivity, so is an inadequate stand-alone screen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

CHA2DS2-VASc Score and Risk for Major Bleeding CHA2DS2-VASc Score and Risk for Major Bleeding
Dr Patel reviews a study, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, that examined the relationship between CHA2DS2-VASc scores and major bleeding in atrial fibrillation patients on rivaroxaban.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Trump's Impact on Emergency Medicine Trump's Impact on Emergency Medicine
What impact will the recent election have on the medical care acts and emergency medicine? This is part 2 of a two-part series of discussions between physicians Dr Glatter and Dr Pines.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Trump's Impact on the ACA, MACRA, and MIPS Trump's Impact on the ACA, MACRA, and MIPS
What impact will the recent election have on the medical care acts and payment systems? This is part 1 of a two-part series of discussions between emergency medicine physicians Drs Glatter and Pines.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Survey: Most Want Some Parts of ACA to Stay Survey: Most Want Some Parts of ACA to Stay
Despite the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new WebMD/Medscape survey has found broad support for keeping parts of the law intact -- even among those who say they want it repealed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

NY'Zombie' Outbreak, Value of Predicting Future Designer Drugs NY'Zombie' Outbreak, Value of Predicting Future Designer Drugs
Researchers in California say they have found a faster method for identifying designer drugs similar to one that caused a'zombie'outbreak on a Brooklyn, New York block this summer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news