Delays in surgical intervention do not increase odds of appendiceal perforation

1. Time from initial emergency department evaluation to appendectomy onset was not associated with increased odds of appendiceal perforation (AP). 2. Increased perforation risk was...

Structured protocol adherence linked to improved efficiency and favorable outcomes in stroke at stroke...

1. Adherence to a structured protocol improved efficiency in time to mechanical thrombectomy for patients with suspected large-vessel occlusion stroke presenting to a primary...

A routine invasive strategy may significantly reduce death risk in unstable angina

1. Routine invasive coronary angiography was associated with a reduction in 12-month mortality in patients with unstable angina. 2. The survival benefit of invasive coronary...

Using HEART score to risk stratify patients with chest pain is safe but underutilized...

1. The findings of this cluster randomized trial suggest that it is safe to use the HEART score during initial assessment of chest pain...

Dexamethasone vs placebo for acute sore throat in adults

1. This double-blinded, placebo-control trial found that, among patients with acute sore throat, those who received dexamethasone were no more likely than those who...

High-sensitivity troponin T result may help rule out of myocardial infarction

1. In this meta-analysis, researchers found that a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) assay along with a nonischemic electrocardiogram (ECG) could be used to...

Emergency access points in Netherlands reduce unnecessary emergency department visits

1. By integrating Dutch primary care physician cooperatives with emergency departments, overall emergency department use has been reduced by 22%. 2. Other recent developments to...

Higher incidence of stroke and greater prevalence of stroke risk factors in younger adults...

1. Rates of hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke increased significantly for men and women aged 18-54 over the study period from 2003 to 2012. 2....

Brief emergency department screening tool may help identify high-risk youths for future firearm violence

1. Researchers developed a 1-2 minute screening tool that uses a 10-point SaFETy score relating to risk factors that correspond with an increased risk...

Low dose hydrocortisone not associated with adverse neurodevelopment in extremely preterm infants

1. Among extremely preterm infants, low-dose hydrocortisone was not associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown:...
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