Lions, tigers, and bears might induce more fear, but the “oh my” might be saved for aquatic animals. A new study finds that those creatures produce the most common type of wild animal injury to the hand and arm.
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.
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.
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.
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.