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A relatively new accelerated diagnostic protocol is effective in identifying emergency department patients with acute chest pain who can be safely sent home without being hospitalised or undergoing comprehensive cardiac testing, according to a study published in the journal Circulation:...

Patients with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) can substantially reduce their risk of potentially debilitating complications by starting adequate compression therapy in the first twenty-four hours of DVT therapy, according to a study published in the journal Blood.

In the largest study...

A comprehensive review published in Annals of Medicine confirms low muscle mass is linked to an increased risk of serious health complications and decreased survival.

Growing scientific evidence suggests muscle mass should be a key factor in evaluating a person’s health status,...

Intravenous, low-dose ketamine is as effective as intravenous morphine in the control of acute pain in adults in the emergency department (ED), according to a study published in the October 2018 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.

The results indicate that ketamine can be...

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...

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