Managing Older Adults With Mild Head Injuries | News Brief

CT scans do not appear to be necessary for adults presenting to the ED with mild head injuries (MHIs). In a retrospective study of patients with MHI who underwent CT scans, pathological acute findings on CT scans were found in only 2.18% of participants. The rate of pathological acute findings jumped from 0.66% among those aged 65 to 79 to 3.33% among those older than 80 and were relatively higher among all antiplatelet users (3.72%).

Abstract: American Journal of Emergency Medicine, January 2013.



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CME: Allergy Management in the Primary Care Setting: A New Look at Improving Outcomes in Patients with Common Allergies
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This activity will provide learners with a practical appreciation of the role of the primary care physician in safe, effective environmental allergy diagnosis and treatment. Participants will become familiar with techniques for patient safety and efficient strategies to administer allergy testing and treatment in the primary care practice.

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