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Syncope: Risk Stratification And Clinical Decision Making
Apr 2014
This issue reviews the most relevant evidence for managing and risk stratifying the syncope patient, beginning with a focused history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, and tailored diagnostic testing.
Diagnosis And Management Of Motor Vehicle Trauma In Children: An Evidence-Based Review (Trauma CME)
Aug 2013
A critical appraisal of the existing guidelines for the management of motor vehicle trauma and for the use of appropriate child-safety restraints is presented.
An Evidence-Based Approach To The Evaluation And Treatment Of Low Back Pain In The Emergency Department
Jul 2013
This review explores an evidence-based rationale for the evaluation of the patient with low back pain, and it provides guidance on risk stratification pertaining to laboratory assessment and radiologic imaging in the emergency department. Published guidelines from the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society are reviewed, with emphasis on best evidence for pharmacologic treatments, self-care interventions, and more invasive procedures and surgery in management of low back pain. Utilizing effective and proven strategies will avoid medical errors, provide better care for pa- tients, and help manage healthcare resources and costs.
Management Of Headache In The Pediatric Emergency Department
Jul 2013
This issue reviews the broad differential of primary and secondary headaches in the pediatric emergency department, summarizes effective strategies for diagnosis, and evaluates the current evidence supporting safe, appropriate treatment.
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Adults (Trauma CME)
Mar 2013
Traumatic brain injury is the most common cause of death and disability in young people, with an annual financial burden of over $50 billion per year in the United States.
Transient Ischemic Attack: An Evidence-Based Update (Stroke CME)
Jan 2013
Since the 2008 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice on TIA was published, there have been numerous studies focusing on improving risk stratification and early management strategies in TIA. This update will provide the best available evidence on diagnosing and managing TIAs.
Management Of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury In The Emergency Department (Trauma CME)
Sep 2012
This review assesses the burgeoning research in the field and reviews current clinical guidelines and decision rules on mild traumatic brain injury, addressing the concept of serial examinations to identify clinically significant intracranial injury, the approach to pediatric and elderly patients, and the management of patients who are on anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents or have bleeding disorders.
An Evidence-Based Approach To Pediatric Procedural Sedation
Aug 2012
An evidence-based evaluation of various agents of procedural sedation is presented in this review.
Four Evolving Strategies In The Emergent Treatment Of Acute Ischemic Stroke (Stroke CME)
Jul 2012
This issue outlines and reviews the literature on 4 evolving strategies reflecting developing advancements in the care of acute ischemic stroke and their potential to impact patients in the emergency department setting: (1) the expanding window for intravenous rt-PA, (2) the use of multimodal computed tomographic scanning in emergent diagnostic imaging, (3) endovascular therapies for stroke, and (4) stroke systems of care.
Management Strategies For Acute Headache In The Emergency Department
Jun 2012
This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice discusses the initial workup and management of patients with primary headache disorders, with special detail to classification and medication options.
Carotid And Vertebral Arterial Dissections In The Emergency Department (Stroke CME) (Trauma CME)
Apr 2012
Anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy is the mainstay of treatment for spontaneous or traumatic dissections and will reduce the risk of stroke.
Ballistic Injuries In The Emergency Department (Trauma CME)
Dec 2011
This issue reviews the physics of ballistics as it relates to the tracts and patterns of tissue injury caused by different types of firearms and missiles, and it takes a regional approach to reviewing the current evidence for managing gunshot wounds to the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, genitourinary (GU) system, extremities, and soft tissues. Current guidelines as well as new research and evidence regarding fluid resuscitation, airway management, evaluation strategies, drug therapies, and documentation are discussed.
Evidence-Based Assessment And Management Of Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Trauma CME)
Nov 2011
This issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice will discuss the evaluation and management of pediatric patients with MTBI using the best available evidence from the literature. In addition to discussing a variety of recent studies, we will also review management practice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Current Evidence In Therapeutic Hypothermia For Postcardiac Arrest Care
Apr 2011
Cardiac arrest is one of the most intense clinical scenarios faced by the emergency clinician. The challenges are twofold: restarting spontaneous circulation and simultaneously attempting to find;and then reverse;the cause of the cardiac arrest.
Pediatric Migraine Headache: An Evidenced-Based Approach
Feb 2010
After completing this systematic review, the reader should have a comprehensive understanding of pediatric migraine headaches and be prepared to provide state-of-the-art emergency care to children with migraine headaches.
Evidence-Based Approach To Diagnosis And Management Of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage In The Emergency Department
Jul 2009
This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice focuses on the challenge of diagnosing and managing SAH, using the best available evidence from the literature.
Pediatric Fever And Neutropenia: An Evidence-Based Approach
Jul 2009
This issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice focuses on the challenge of evaluating and treating the pediatric patient who presents with a fever and neutropenia. A discussion of chemotherapy- induced neutropenia is included in the Special Circumstances section at the end of the article.
An Evidence-Based Approach To Pediatric Seizures In The Emergency Department
Feb 2009
Appropriate management can help reduce the anxiety (often experienced by the parents, physicians, and patients) that accompanies the evaluation and treatment of pediatric seizures. By using a practical and pragmatic approach, the physician can reduce the number of laboratory tests, painful phlebotomies, and uncomfortable lumbar punctures. Neuroimaging, which sometimes requires pediatric sedation and risks long-term effects of radiation exposure, can also be reduced with evidence-based management of pediatric seizures. This article will address these and other concerns.
An Evidence-Based Approach To Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Dec 2008
This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice is designed to provide an evidence-based approach to the evaluation and management of patients with blunt trauma to the head resulting in moderate to severe TBI.
Transient Ischemic Attack Update 2008
Oct 2008
The objective of this article is to provide an evidence-based approach to the assessment and management of patients presenting with TIA in the ED.
An Evidence-Based Approach To Imaging Of Acute Neurological Conditions
Dec 2007
Emergency physicians are frequently confronted with patients with neurological complaints requiring emergent imaging for diagnosis and treatment. The diversity and variations of imaging modalities may appear confusing, resulting in physician uncertainty about the most appropriate modality to evaluate the presenting complaint. An evidence-based approach, with the modality and technique selected based on patient characteristics and differential diagnosis, is essential. In this review, the evidence supporting the use of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the diagnosis and treatment of emergency brain disorders will be reviewed. Adjunctive imaging techniques will also be considered, including conventional angiography, plain films, and ultrasound. Clinical decision rules intended to target imaging utilization to high-risk patients will also be discussed.
An Evidence-Based Approach To Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Children
Dec 2007
An evidence-based review of these considerations will be presented in this issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice.
Stroke Update 2007: Better Early Stroke Treatment (BEST)
Aug 2007
Since the article on stroke published in Emergency Medicine Practice in 1999, several new trials and studies have been conducted. There has also been an increased awareness of the critical role played by emergency medicine in improving outcomes, and there has been increased experience in diagnostic imaging and therapeutic interventions. There are a number of new initiatives underway and it is anticipated that emergency medicine will continue to play a critical role in caring for these patients.
Seizures and Status Epilepticus: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department
Aug 2006
This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice provides a comprehensive update on seizure diagnosis and management with a focus on clinical situations most commonly encountered in daily practice.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: What To Do When There Is Nothing (Obviously) Wrong
Aug 2005
This issue of Emergency Medicine Practice focuses on the challenge of evaluating and managing the patient with "mild" head trauma using the best available evidence from the literature. While excellent published guidelines do exist to help the clinician navigate these murky waters, it is the appropriate application of such guidelines that constitutes the art of emergency medicine. Particularly useful in this arena is ACEP's practice guideline for mild TBI.4 A summary is presented in Table 1.
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