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An article in the American Journal of Roentgenology reviewing various techniques and clinical management paradigms to treat severe frostbite injuries showed promising results using intra-arterial (IA) and intravenous (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) to reduce amputation.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

“All countries should be prepared for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case...

Virtual assistants don’t yet live up to their considerable potential when it comes to providing users with reliable and relevant information on medical emergencies, according to a study published in BMJ Innovations.

“We were hoping to find that the devices would have a better...

Pulmonary imaging is important in the diagnosis of electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), according to a special review article published in Radiology.

Radiologists play a key role in the evaluation of suspected EVALI. Accurate identification of...

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening an existing warning that constipation caused by clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo ODT, and Versacloz) can progress to serious bowel complications, which can lead to hospitalisation or even death if constipation is not diagnosed and treated...

Prehospital epinephrine administration was associated with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in paediatric patients who experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

However, there...

Using a multidisciplinary group that redesigned a clinical pathway and order sets for bronchiolitis, physicians were able to substantially reduce albuterol use at a large children’s hospital without impacting other outcome measures, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

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Researchers have found significant pupillary changes in high school football athletes after they had sustained a high-acceleration head impact, and the changes were detected using a noninvasive, hand-held, quantitative pupillometry (QP) device, which potentially could be used in a nonclinical...

By Denise Baez

Intranasal naloxone can reverse opioid overdose, but not as efficiently as intramuscularly-administered naloxone, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

The 93 individuals randomised to intramuscular naloxone administration were less likely to...

Researchers have developed a unique model allowing them to predict which children arriving to the emergency department (ED) are most likely to go into septic shock.

In a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, the researchers detailed how they ran electronic medical records...

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