Retinal Hemorrhage in Kids: Vaccines Are Not the ReasonRetinal Hemorrhage in Kids: Vaccines Are Not the Reason
Could vaccine administration ever explain a retinal hemorrhage in a child under the age of 2 years? CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 2, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Epinephrine: The 'Backboard' of Cardiac Arrest?Epinephrine: The 'Backboard' of Cardiac Arrest?
Epinephrine continues to be recommended for use in cardiac arrest, but is it warranted? Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 31, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Tips on Billing for Wound CareTips on Billing for Wound Care
Billing and reimbursement for wound care services can be quite challenging. Dr Okudo outlines the key issues and how best to approach them. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 29, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Article Source Type: news

Comorbidities Common in Children With HeadacheComorbidities Common in Children With Headache
Epilepsy, depression, and anxiety disorders are among the most common conditions overlapping headache, particularly migraine, in kids, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 29, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Diagnosing ACS in Chest Pain With Normal ECG and TroponinDiagnosing ACS in Chest Pain With Normal ECG and Troponin
This paper describes a new score that could be helpful in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome in ED patients with chest pain and normal ECG and troponin values. Emergency Medicine Journal (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What Everyone Needs to Know About Legionnaires DiseaseWhat Everyone Needs to Know About Legionnaires Disease
This report tells you what you need to know to recognize and manage this bacterial infection. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Drug-Naive Teenagers at Greater Risk for Opioid MisuseDrug-Naive Teenagers at Greater Risk for Opioid Misuse
Risk after opioid prescription increased threefold among teenagers who had little drug experience or who disapproved of illegal drug use. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Emergency Physicians Say Narrow Networks Push Patients to EDEmergency Physicians Say Narrow Networks Push Patients to ED
They are also seeing patients who have skipped or delayed needed care because of high deductibles, according to a new ACEP survey. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Ebola: One Year LaterEbola: One Year Later
The Nebraska Biocontainment Unit has emerged as a model and leader in preparedness for highly infectious diseases. (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Burnout in ED Professionals Is Associated With Coping StyleBurnout in ED Professionals Is Associated With Coping Style
A new study examines how different coping styles affect the level of burnout among ED clinicians and staff. Emergency Medicine Journal (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Postconcussive Syndrome Following Sports-Related ConcussionPostconcussive Syndrome Following Sports-Related Concussion
Primary care physicians are often the first to evaluate patients with postconcussion syndrome. This review summarizes both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options for PCS in primary care. Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 5, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Clutch Mechanism Issues in Cranial PerforatorsFDA Warns of Clutch Mechanism Issues in Cranial Perforators
An FDA safety communication warns of problems that have occurred when the automatic clutch mechanism on cranial perforators used to make burr holes during neurosurgery failed to disengage. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 29, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Blunt Trauma Patients May Be Discharged After Negative Abdomen CTBlunt Trauma Patients May Be Discharged After Negative Abdomen CT
Negative computed tomography (CT) imaging of the abdomen is highly sensitive for ruling out clinically significant injury in asymptomatic blunt trauma patients, new research shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Real-time PCR Test for Influenza A/BFDA Clears First Real-time PCR Test for Influenza A/B
Roche received a FDA CLIA waiver for its rapid point-of-care test to detect and differentiate influenza A virus and influenza B virus, using its cobas Liat PCR System. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 24, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Risk for Dosing Errors With AvycazFDA Warns of Risk for Dosing Errors With Avycaz
Three reports of medication errors caused by confusion over the drug strength displayed on the label of the intravenous antibacterial combination ceftazidime-avibactam (Avycaz) prompts label change. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 23, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Patients With Pneumonia Who Are Admitted to ICU Do Better Patients With Pneumonia Who Are Admitted to ICU Do Better
Results suggested that even moderately ill elderly patients with pneumonia may benefit from intensive care, with no significant increase in cost. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Investigates Risk for Reprocessed BronchoscopesFDA Investigates Risk for Reprocessed Bronchoscopes
So far, the agency has found that problems revolve around not following the manufacturer's directions for reprocessing precisely or not replacing scopes when damage is evident. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 18, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Drug Diversion and What Doctors Can DoDrug Diversion and What Doctors Can Do
An expert in fighting drug diversion and abuse updated physicians on the state of the problem in 2015 and provided tips on how they can be part of the solution. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 17, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Is Migraine a Lipid Disorder?Is Migraine a Lipid Disorder?
New research has suggested migraine may be linked to irregularities in the metabolism of certain lipids, opening new avenues for research into new possible treatments and biomarkers for the condition. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 17, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

'Is There a Doctor on Board?' Keeping Quiet vs Stepping Up'Is There a Doctor on Board?' Keeping Quiet vs Stepping Up
Thousands of in-flight medical emergencies occur annually. Some physicians are nervous about offering their services. Here are some key factors. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 17, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Diltiazem vs Metoprolol for AF With Rapid Ventricular RateDiltiazem vs Metoprolol for AF With Rapid Ventricular Rate
Which of these agents is more effective for the ED management of atrial fibrillation and flutter? A new study compares the efficacy. The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 16, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Idarucizumab May Reverse Anticoagulation Before Emergency SurgeryIdarucizumab May Reverse Anticoagulation Before Emergency Surgery
Although very preliminary, one expert says the study "could have a great impact on clinical practice." A quick reversal of dabigatran, "which we really don't have right now, is going to be very useful." Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 11, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

West Nile Virus Rising in California, CDC ReportsWest Nile Virus Rising in California, CDC Reports
A new report from the CDC summarized 2014 surveillance data for nationally notifiable arboviral diseases in the United States. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 9, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pregnancy-Related Sepsis Deaths Linked to Delays in CarePregnancy-Related Sepsis Deaths Linked to Delays in Care
Sepsis accounted for a substantial proportion of pregnancy-related deaths in Michigan during an 8-year period. The deaths may have been preventable with better and timelier care. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 9, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Heart-Attack Patients More Likely to Die After Ambulances Are DivertedHeart-Attack Patients More Likely to Die After Ambulances Are Diverted
Heart-attack patients whose ambulances were diverted from crowded emergency rooms to hospitals farther away were more likely to be dead a year later than patients who weren’t diverted. Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Transfusion in Critically Ill Adults: Does Blood Age Matter?Transfusion in Critically Ill Adults: Does Blood Age Matter?
If blood stored
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 3, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Tips for Treating Pain in Hospitalized PatientsTips for Treating Pain in Hospitalized Patients
Understanding and treating a patient's uncontrolled pain is one of the biggest challenges for physicians. Here are some tips to help with the hurdles. Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 3, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Strep Throat: Treated Kids Can Return to School in 12 HoursStrep Throat: Treated Kids Can Return to School in 12 Hours
Instead of waiting 24 hours, children with strep throat can return to school as early as 12 hours after their first dose of amoxicillin without posing a risk to other children. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 2, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Minutes Count in Post-Stroke Endovascular ReperfusionMinutes Count in Post-Stroke Endovascular Reperfusion
A delay of even 5 minutes in removing clots blocking vessels in stroke patients can mean the difference between walking independently or not, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 27, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Human Plague Cases Up in the United StatesHuman Plague Cases Up in the United States
Clinicians should consider human plague in any patient with compatible symptoms and risk factors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 26, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HEART Score vs Clinical Gestalt for Diagnosing ACS in the EDHEART Score vs Clinical Gestalt for Diagnosing ACS in the ED
A new study assesses the diagnostic value of the HEART score compared with clinical judgement for ACS in patients with undifferentiated chest pain. Emergency Medicine Journal (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 24, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Link Between Glycemia and ACS in ED Patients With Chest PainLink Between Glycemia and ACS in ED Patients With Chest Pain
This study investigates the possible connection in ED patients with suspected ACS. Emergency Medicine Journal (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 10, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Reassessing After-Hour Arrival Patterns, Outcomes in STEMIReassessing After-Hour Arrival Patterns, Outcomes in STEMI
How do time to treatment and mortality rates vary in after-hour STEMI patients compared with those who present during regular business hours? Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Bupropion Abuse on the Rise, Study SuggestsBupropion Abuse on the Rise, Study Suggests
A study has shown an increasing number of questionable bupropion prescriptions in Ontario, Canada, suggesting abuse may be on the rise. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 24, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Safety and Efficacy of Milk and Molasses Enemas in the EDSafety and Efficacy of Milk and Molasses Enemas in the ED
A milk and molasses enema may be an efficient means of relieving constipation, but how safe is it? The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 22, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Cases Rising in Affected RegionsLyme Disease Cases Rising in Affected Regions
In a 20-year period, the number of high-incidence counties more than tripled in the northeastern states and more than doubled in north-central states. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 17, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis: Underutilized and UnavailableEpinephrine for Anaphylaxis: Underutilized and Unavailable
Prompt epinephrine administration is vital for the treatment of anaphylactic reactions, so why aren't they more readily available in public locations? Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 16, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

An Intranasal Diamorphine Spray for Acute Pain in ChildrenAn Intranasal Diamorphine Spray for Acute Pain in Children
Is this new diamorphine nasal spray a safe and effective means of relieving severe pain in children presenting to the ED? Emergency Medicine Journal (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 3, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine for Cough in Kids Under 18 FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine for Cough in Kids Under 18
The FDA is investigating the safety of using codeine-containing medicines to treat coughs and colds in children younger than 18 years because of the potential for serious adverse effects. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 2, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

Pneumonia in Kids: Antibiotic Guideline Adherence RisingPneumonia in Kids: Antibiotic Guideline Adherence Rising
The use of narrow-spectrum antibiotics to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia has been on the rise since the release of 2011 consensus guidelines, a prospective study showed. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 24, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Low-Risk Chest Pain Admissions: A Waste of Time?Low-Risk Chest Pain Admissions: A Waste of Time?
Dr Amal Mattu reviews current data on whether to admit patients with potential acute coronary syndrome but a negative emergency department workup. Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 17, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Young Patients With Suspected Uncomplicated Renal ColicYoung Patients With Suspected Uncomplicated Renal Colic
Immediate CT may not be necessary in adult patients under 50 who present with suspected uncomplicated renal colic, a new study suggests. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 5, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Some Bird Flu Viruses in US Potential Threat to Humans: CDCSome Bird Flu Viruses in US Potential Threat to Humans: CDC
Birds infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza A H5 viruses in the United States could cause human infection, the CDC says in a new advisory. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 4, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

A History of Treating 'Madness'A History of Treating 'Madness'
Sociologist and mental health historian Andrew Scull, PhD, looks at the evolution of mental health care and psychiatry's reputation. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 2, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Patients Who Use Multiple EDsPatients Who Use Multiple EDs
This article examines the patterns of patients who seek care from more than one ED. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Noteworthy EM Advancements: A 20-Year ReviewNoteworthy EM Advancements: A 20-Year Review
Robert Glatter, MD, highlights progress in the past two decades that has dramatically improved emergency care. Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 27, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Article Source Type: news

Hospira Infusion Pumps at Risk for Hacking, FDA SaysHospira Infusion Pumps at Risk for Hacking, FDA Says
The FDA warns of "security vulnerabilities" with Hospira LifeCare PCA3 and PCA5 infusion pumps. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Anesthesiology News Alert Source Type: news

Confusing Zerbaxa Label Could Lead to Dosing Errors: FDAConfusing Zerbaxa Label Could Lead to Dosing Errors: FDA
Seven reported cases of dosing errors for the dual antibacterial ceftolozane/tazobactam prompts FDA to issue safety communication, change label. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Novel ER Protocol for AF Cuts Admissions, Length of StayNovel ER Protocol for AF Cuts Admissions, Length of Stay
Part of the difference came from early inclusion of electrophysiologists, an expedited pathway to cardioversion as needed, and novel oral anticoagulants to simplify initiation of anticoagulation. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 19, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Women With Acute Asthma in the ED Have a Higher Risk of HospitalizationWomen With Acute Asthma in the ED Have a Higher Risk of Hospitalization
Women with acute asthma who go to the emergency department (ED) have a nearly doubled risk of hospitalization compared to men, despite having less severe attacks and better long-term care, according to new research. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 12, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news