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Dr. John Burton, MD, FACEP Chair of Carilion Clinic’s emergency department, was recently racing through the countryside north of Richmond in a 100-mile Heart of Virginia Century bike race when his fast group came upon a rider...

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Replacing the saline in many IV bags with another solution could save lives, according to two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The sister studies — one on patients in the intensive care unit and one on adults...

source: CNN

“My child died from a medication error.” These words from a parent whose child died at a highly respected hospital silenced the multidisciplinary panel discussing pediatric medication safety in the emergency department...

source: AAP News & Journals

Researchers who asked more than 14,000 adults about their recent use of acetaminophen found significant numbers are exceeding the maximum adult daily dose of 4 g (4000 mg). Saul Shiffman, PhD, and colleagues found that the odds of taking...

source: Medscape (free login required)

Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) has been found to be more efficient than myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) for emergency department (ED) patients presenting with acute chest pain, but many physicians are still turning to MPI,...

source: Radiology Business

Researchers from Children's Minnesota (Children's) and HealthPartners Institute have developed a new pediatric appendicitis risk calculator (pARC) to aid in the diagnosis of appendicitis. The calculator was developed as part of a $3.1...

source: Medical Xpress

Living in poverty or involvement in the juvenile or criminal justice system were the social complexity risk factors that made children more likely to use EDs, according to findings published in Annals in Family Medicine. “Screening...

source: Healio


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