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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorisation (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

The EUA allows the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to be...

A new real-time tool is an efficient and effective clinical decision support system to guide frontline clinicians through the diagnostic evaluation of persons under investigation (PUI) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and when it’s safe to discontinue precautions.

The COVID Risk...

The Computerized Adaptive Screen for Suicidal Youth (CASSY) tool, designed to be used in emergency rooms, can reliably predict a youth suicide attempt within 3 months, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

In an independent validation cohort that included 2,754...

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hospitalisation and case fatality rates in pregnant patients were significantly higher compared with similarly aged adults in Washington State with COVID-19, according to a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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By Denise Baez

Cumulative exposure to cigarette smoke is an independent risk factor for hospital admission and death from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

In a study of 7,102 patients who tested positive for...

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