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Treating appendicitis with antibiotics as an alternative to surgical removal of the inflamed organ was found to be more costly in the long term and result in higher rates of hospital readmissions, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.

“People treated with antibiotics...

The protein neurofilament light (NFL) in serum is a highly predictive marker of long-term poor neurologic outcome at 24 hours after cardiac arrest and may be a useful complement to currently available neurologic prognostication methods, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology....

Researchers are pioneering the use of primary targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) to prevent or reduce debilitating phantom limb and stump pain in amputees.

Primary TMR -- the rerouting of nerves cut during amputation into surrounding muscle -- greatly reduces phantom limb and residual...

Major trauma victims who receive transfusions of packed blood aged 22 days or more may face increased risk of death within 24 hours, according to a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

“Our analysis shows that transfusions of packed red blood cell units stored for...

In a study of neck injury comorbidity in concussion-related emergency department (ED) visits, females had significantly higher odds than males of sustaining a comorbid neck injury in a multitude of circumstances and stages of their lives.

For the study, published in the Journal of...

Emergency and urgent hospitalisations are associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults, according to a study published in Neurology.

“We found that those who have non-elective hospitalisations and who have not previously been diagnosed with dementia or...

Patients with a suspected opioid overdose who are treated with naloxone are safe for discharge from the emergency department after 1 hour, according to a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine.

The study is the first to clinically assess the St. Paul’s Early Discharge Rule...

Despite recommendations issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) over 10 years ago, antibiotics are still routinely prescribed in emergency rooms for infants with bronchiolitis, according to a study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

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A study published in JAMA Psychiatry reveals that approximately 1 in 5 individuals may experience mental health symptoms up to 6 months after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggesting the importance of follow-up care for these patients.

The study also identified factors that...

For the first time, emergency department (ED) physicians have evidence-based recommendations on how best manage patients with syncope.

New research published in Circulation suggests that low-risk patients can be safely sent home by a physician after spending 2 hours in the ED, and...

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