As of mid-January, about 9,000 Americans with laboratory-confirmed influenza had sought care for their respiratory ailments and were admitted to the hospital, according to data from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Improving “door to needle time” is critical in treating stroke at emergency departments. Now, Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California have developed a way to treat stroke patients with clot-busting medication at more than twice the national average speed.
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.
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.