Child abuse visits to EDs declined in 2020, but not admissions
December 23, 2020
Proportion of visits related to child abuse and neglect that resulted in hospitalizations increased from 2019 to 2020.
A multicenter trial of vena cava filters in severely injured patients
December 9, 2020
Can early (within 72 hours) prophylactic placement of inferior vena cava filter decrease the risk of pulmonary embolism or death in severely injured patients?
Consensus document reviews determination of brain death
August 12, 2020
The recommendations are the minimum criteria for the determination of brain death or death by neurologic criteria.
Restriction of Foley catheters in older trauma patients improved outcomes
June 8, 2020
Strict criteria to limit Foley catheters in older trauma patients reduced infection rates and speed discharge.
Sodium nitrite disappoints in cardiac arrest
April 16, 2020
The drug did not significantly improve patients’ chances of being admitted to or discharged from the hospital alive in a new study.
Gunshot wound victims are at high risk for readmission
December 4, 2019
CHICAGO – Long-term outcomes of gun violence are still largely unknown.
Storytelling tool can assist elderly in the ICU
November 12, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO – A graphic-based framework tool helps track best-and worst-case scenarios for elderly patients in the ICU.
Research on pediatric firearms deaths is underfunded
October 18, 2019
Much more money is spent to study the other leading causes of death in children and adolescents every year.
No reduction in PE risk with vena cava filters after severe injury
July 9, 2019
MELBOURNE – “Given the cost and risks associated with a vena cava filter, our data suggest that there is no urgency to insert the filter in patients who can be treated with prophylactic anticoagulation within 7 days after injury,” the investigators wrote.
Quick Byte: Trauma care
March 20, 2019
Lessons learned by the U.S. military in trauma care can be applied in civilian medicine.