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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched an adverse event reporting system dashboard, available to the public, for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) products that have been issued emergency use authorisation (EUA) by the FDA. The interactive web-based tool will allow for the...
Using information found in electronic health records (EHRs), researchers have created a real-time predictive model of suicide attempt risk which can be used to screen in non-psychiatric specialty settings. “We cannot screen every patient for suicide risk in every encounter -- nor should we,” said...
Reducing the standard dose of IV-administered ketamine in half is as effective as the larger, standard dose in reducing pain in adults with acute pain, according to a study published in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine. Ketamine is known to provide pain relief comparable to opioid...
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant of concern 202012/01 (VOC 202012/01), from lineage B.1.1.7, is between 30% and 100% more deadly than previous strains, according to a study published the British Medical Journal. Leon Danon, MD, University of Bristol, Bristol...
A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published in the journal Stroke, states that central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a medical emergency and systems of care should evolve to prioritise early recognition and triage of CRAO to emergency medical attention. The...

Conference Reports

By Erika Powers

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- March 29, 2021 -- Compared with splenectomy, treatment of blunt spleen injuries with splenic artery embolization was associated with decreased mortality and length of stay, without an increase in abscess formation, according to a study presented at the...

By Nancy Melville

YORK, Me -- March 24, 2021 -- Patients who receive stroke treatment in a mobile stroke unit are significantly more likely to receive potentially life-saving clot-buster treatment, to receive treatment within 1 hour of stroke onset, and to achieve a full recovery than...

By Erika Powers

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- March 10, 2021 -- Certain preoperative CT findings can be helpful in predicting appendiceal perforation, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2021 European Congress of Radiology (ECR).

“Acute appendicitis is the most common cause for...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- February 1, 2021 -- Using the Rothman Index (RI) acuity score at the time of admission can identify patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who are susceptible to rapid deterioration, according to a study presented at the Virtual 50th Annual Meeting of...

By Walter Alexander

NEW YORK -- December 8, 2020 -- Compared with the general black population in California, black patients with sickle cell disease who became infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have higher rates of COVID-19 death, according to a study presented at the...

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