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Triage Among Elderly Trauma Patients

Triage Among Elderly Trauma Patients | Opinion Article

Research has shown that elderly patients are frequently undertriaged, but little is known about the associations between triage patterns and outcomes.

OSA & Subclinical Myocardial Injury

OSA & Subclinical Myocardial Injury | Opinion Article

Subclinical myocardial injury may play a role in the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and heart failure.

An Innovation in Diagnosing Stroke

An Innovation in Diagnosing Stroke | Opinion Article

An easy-to-use video-oculography device that is lightweight, portable, and noninvasive may someday be used in EDs to help non-specialists diagnose stroke in patients with acute vertigo or dizziness.

Diabetic Macular Edema: Assessing Awareness

Diabetic Macular Edema: Assessing Awareness | Opinion Article

Increased awareness of vision risks and yearly visits to assess vision and the retina are urged for patients with diabetes.

Benefits Seen With Patient Activation

Benefits Seen With Patient Activation | Opinion Article

Screening for patient activation may prove to be a helpful strategy for reducing hospital readmission rates.

Gender Bias in Knee Osteoarthritis

Gender Bias in Knee Osteoarthritis | Opinion Article

Knee osteoarthritis is significantly higher in women, but gender bias may be influencing healthcare providers in recommending treatment.

The Effect of Health Literacy on Asthma Control

The Effect of Health Literacy on Asthma Control | Opinion Article

Studies have shown that only about half of American adults have basic reading and numerical skills, and a lack of these skills can compromise health literacy. Low health literacy has been associated with poorer health outcomes, higher health costs, and reduced patient satisfaction with healthcare providers.…

Flu Vaccination & Cardiovascular Outcomes

Flu Vaccination & Cardiovascular Outcomes | Opinion Article

Flu vaccinations are a low-cost therapy that can be provided annually, safely, and easily to potentially offer greater cardio protection, especially for patients at greatest risk.

NSAIDs: Striving for Judicious Use

NSAIDs: Striving for Judicious Use | Opinion Article

Healthcare providers should take into account patients' clinical needs and risk factors and help them understand the benefits and risks of NSAIDs.

Managing Inpatient Blood Glucose

Managing Inpatient Blood Glucose | Opinion Article

Research indicates that hyperglycemia is a common finding among both medical and surgical patients, regardless of whether or not they have diabetes. When compared with patients who have normal glycemic levels, those with uncontrolled hyperglycemia have higher mortality and morbidity. These patients tend to have:

• Delays in healing.…

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