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Study: Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Pushing More People To the ER

A new study finds that home blood pressure monitoring is leading more and more people to emergency rooms when true emergency symptoms aren't present. Published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the study analyzed more than 200,000...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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Immediate Past President Dr. Jay A. Kaplan will honor incoming president Dr. Rebecca B. Parker and the 2016 President’s Awards winners on Oct. 18 during ACEP16. If you are already registered for the conference, return to the registration button and you can add banquet...

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Waiting room census and physician load census at time of physician assignment were positively associated with the likelihood that a patient would be admitted, controlling for potential confounders. Our data suggests that disposition decisions...

source: Academic Emergency Medicine

Clinical use of the prediction model, with a high negative predictive value (98.7 percent), would result in 34.3 percent less observational admissions.

source: Clinical Toxicology

Elderly patients were vulnerable to facial trauma, and concurrent facial bone fracture associated with OWF was more commonly observed in this age group. Therefore, a high index of suspicion...

source: BMJ Open

There currently exists great variation in the practice of RSI; however, in trauma the RSI armamentarium is limited to agents that maintain hemodynamic stability, provide...

source: World Journal of Surgery

Expensive and time-consuming magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often unnecessary to diagnose the cause of knee pain in patients age 40 years or older, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons....

source: Medscape (free login required)

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