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News, opinions and meeting coverage in emergency medicine.

Swapping the White Coat for a Space Suit

β€” A Q&A with a physician turned NASA astronaut

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Texas Sues Pfizer Over Vax Claims; Dr. Rand Paul to the Rescue; Kid Pneumonia Cases

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Dec 01, 2023
Opinion
Doctor 'Wage Theft' Is Not Without Consequences

Uncompensated time harms healthcare professionals at the very least

Nov 30, 2023
Safer to Hold Off on Intubating Comatose, Intoxicated Patients, Trial Finds

French centers showed faster discharge, fewer adverse events

Nov 29, 2023
Discharge Against Medical Advice More Likely for Black Patients at the ED

"Unequal allocation" of healthcare resources across hospitals may play a role, researchers say

Nov 28, 2023
Safer to Hold Off on Intubating Comatose, Intoxicated Patients, Trial Finds

French centers showed faster discharge, fewer adverse events

Discharge Against Medical Advice More Likely for Black Patients at the ED

"Unequal allocation" of healthcare resources across hospitals may play a role, researchers say

Emergency Medicine Case Studies

What Caused Boy in Rural Area to Develop High Fever and Hemoptysis?

Rural life has its hazards, as clinicians in China explain

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Recurrent Facial Swelling, Itching in a Young Woman

One year after symptom onset, a salivary gland excision identifies the cause

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Acute Extremity Pain in Patient With Cogan's Syndrome Signals Vascular Ischemia

Timely imaging, anticoagulation, and specialist consultations prevented loss of life or limb

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Opinion
I Love Being the 'ER Dad'

And I'm thankful for all the things my "kids" do

Nov 24, 2023
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Epinephrine Was First an Asthma Treatment

This mainstay of treatment for severe allergic reactions was once a drug without a disease

Nov 24, 2023
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High-Sensitivity Troponin Test May Overestimate Risk in PE

On the other hand, conventional assays did predict a complicated course in acute PE

Nov 22, 2023
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A Medical Student, a Dying JFK, and β€˜Destiny’: What a Young Doctor Saw 60 Years Ago

A look back at a conversation with one of the last surviving witnesses from Trauma Room One

Nov 22, 2023
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Alteplase Not Harmful in NOAC Users, Even in a More Bleeding-Prone Cohort

No excess brain bleeds in an Asian population receiving lytic therapy for stroke

Nov 20, 2023
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Opinion
Urgent Care Must Be Reexamined ... Urgently

Can't we improve primary care and emergency department visits so more patients go there instead?

Nov 20, 2023
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Why It's So Tough to Reduce Unnecessary Medical Care

Huge amounts are spent, but it does little to help patients

Nov 19, 2023
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Shocking Cause of Man's Cardiac Arrest

Can you solve the mystery?

Nov 16, 2023
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AMA Delegates Spar Over Requirements for On-Site Emergency Physicians in Every ED

Some want model scope-of-practice legislation, but access concerns persist

Nov 15, 2023
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Opinion
More Investment in Pediatric Readiness Will Save Lives in the ED

The situation has improved but more can be done

Nov 14, 2023
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AMA Delegates Trash AI Bots, Medicare Advantage, Inexperienced 'Politicized' ALJs

Proposal calls for facilities with an "Emergency Room" to have an emergency doc on site

Nov 13, 2023
AMA over a photo of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland
Jury Sides With 'Take Care of Maya' Family in Case Against All Children's Hospital

Kowalski family awarded $211 million in compensatory damages, $50 million in punitive damages

Nov 10, 2023
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Infectious Disease Groups Urge CMS to Retire Sepsis Treatment Guidelines

Use of the measure hasn't lowered mortality rates, they say

Nov 02, 2023
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Opinion
Notes From the ER: Am I Prepared for a Mass Shooting?

If called upon to do the impossible, I too want to be able to step up

Oct 30, 2023
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