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Month: June 2012

Acute Pain Management in the ED

Pain has been identified as the most common reason for patients seeking care in emergency rooms. Considering the substantial impact that pain has on patients, ED physicians need to be well versed in its management, particularly...

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American Society of Hypertension 2012

New research was presented at the American Society of Hypertension’s 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting & Exposition from May 19-22, 2012 in New York City. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from...

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Evaluating Pediatric Syncope

A University of Cincinnati study suggests that ECG imaging should be used more often to screen for underlying cardiac abnormalities when evaluating pediatric patients who present with syncope. Of more than 625,000 ED visits for...

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Patient Preferences in Discharge Care Plans

Results of a survey of inpatient adults suggest that patients highly value verbal communication on discharge care plans. The study also found that information about recommended lifestyle changes and personal communication...

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Physician Triage in the ED

Having physicians conduct triage in the ED appears to lead to earlier evaluations, physicians orders, and disposition decisions when compared with non-physician triage. A 2-year before-and- after analysis found statistically...

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Self-Expanding Stent System Approved

The FDA has approved a self-expanding peripheral stent system (EverFlex, ev3) for use in re-opening stenotic regions in the superficial femoral and proximal popliteal arteries. The stent system is designed to restore blood flow...

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