Conference Reports

By Erik MacLaren

DENVER -- November 2, 2019 -- Using low doses of the antipsychotic droperidol for pain management in the emergency department (ED) is safe and not associated with increased mortality, according to a study presented here at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American College...

By Erik MacLaren

DENVER -- November 1, 2019 -- Many practitioners may be prescribing excessive doses of ketorolac to patients presenting to the emergency department, according to research presented here at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)....

By Erik MacLaren

DENVER -- November 1, 2019 -- Implementation of high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) assays in emergency departments (EDs) has reduced the proportion of patients placed on observation for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a study presented here at the 2019 Annual...

By Eric Ramos

NEW ORLEANS -- October 22, 2019 -- Among patients hospitalised due to a pulmonary embolism, those who smoked were more likely to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, according to a study presented here at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American College of CHEST...

By Eric Ramos

TALLINN, Estonia -- October 9, 2019 -- A global positioning system (GPS) that incorporates emergency dispatch, intelligent automatic external defibrillator (AED) cabinets, and marked mobile resuscitation units through a bluetooth device (iBeacon) can significantly reduce...

By Eric Ramos

TALLINN, Estonia -- October 8, 2019 -- A self-recording wearable device can detect the earliest phase of acute coronary occlusion for most patients with coronary artery disease, thus, improving patient survival without overloading emergency services, researchers reported...

By Chris Berrie

BERLIN -- October 3, 2019 -- Early use of norepinephrine at the onset of diagnosis of septic shock might cause earlier restoration of blood pressure, better lactate clearance, and consequently better in-hospital survival, researchers reported here at the 32nd Annual...

By Alex Morrisson

KISSIMMEE, Fla -- September 26, 2019 -- Performing a histological examination of the entire appendix in older adults with suspected appendicitis does not appear to increase the diagnostic yield for neoplasia, and probably doesn’t have to be done routinely, researchers...

By Brian Hoyle

CHICAGO -- September 16, 2019 -- The HEART score, which is based on chest pain, is not a reliable means of predicting an abnormal result of myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and should not be used to guide emergency department (ED)...

By Frances Morin

PARIS -- September 2, 2019 -- Use of a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assay and key risk stratification thresholds in patients suspected of having acute coronary syndrome is highly effective in identifying low-risk patients, allowing for the avoidance of unnecessary...

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