Using intranasal ketamine instead of intranasal fentanyl results in similar effectiveness and an increase of only minor adverse events in children with suspected extremity fractures, according to a new study published in Academic Emergency Medicine.
The six-hour window for clot removal after stroke might be too short, according to a new study. A report in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests instead that clot removal up to 24 hours later could be effective in reducing disability in certain patients.
If you work at a public emergency department (ED), chances are that about one in five of your patients have already been seen at another ED for the same complaint. Most of them will undergo duplicate testing because of inadequate information about their past treatment.
The opioid hydromorphone often is used as first-line treatment for migraine in the emergency department (ED). A new study calls that practice into question, however, suggesting that a better alternative exists.
Despite efforts in the past to blame emergency medicine for the nation’s opioid epidemic, a new study finds that patients who are prescribed opioids for the first time in the emergency department (ED) are much less likely to become long-term narcotics users.
Computed tomography (CT) scans are more likely to be used in a general emergency department (ED) to diagnosis children with nontraumatic abdominal pain than in an ED specializing in pediatrics, according to a new study.