Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury linked with increased risk of suicide

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, history of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury was associated with a two-fold increased risk of suicide.2....

Risk stratification criteria demonstrate high sensitivity for invasive bacterial infections among febrile infants

1. The Rochester criteria and the modified Philadelphia criteria were found to have the same sensitivity (greater than 80%) in identifying infants 29-60 days...

Symptom improvement after concussion in pediatric patients expected within four weeks

1. In this pre-planned secondary analysis of a large prospective study, symptom improvement after concussion occurred primarily in the first 2 weeks in children...

Quick Take: Association of Weather With Day-to-Day Incidence of Myocardial Infarction: A SWEDEHEART Nationwide...

The influence of certain weather trends on the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) has not been well established. In this prospective population-based study, investigators...

American College of Physicians updates policy recommendations for reducing gun-related injuries and deaths in...

1. The American College of Physicians (ACP) revises and expands on current policy recommendations regarding gun-related injuries and deaths.2. The evidence for policy changes...

Quick Take: The IRIS Trial: Effect of cricoid pressure compared with a sham procedure...

The administration of anesthetic agents during induction results in a loss of protective upper airway reflexes, and thus may be associated with an increased...

Quick Take: Use of radiography in patients diagnosed as having acute bronchiolitis in US...

Bronchiolitis occurs with the viral infection of the lower respiratory tract, carrying with it a significant health burden among young children. According to the...

Algorithm safely rules out pulmonary embolism in pregnant women

1. A diagnostic model based on D-dimer measurement, lower limb compression ultrasonography (CUS) and computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) accurately ruled out pulmonary embolism...

Adolescents, girls more vulnerable to persistent postconcussion symptoms

1. Postconcussion syndromes persisted at 12 months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in 39% of children.2. Adolescence, female sex, lower income, preinjury mood...

ICU admissions among Medicare beneficiaries on a decade-long downward trend

1. Intensive care unit (ICU) admission rates decreased from 2006 to 2015.2. No association was found between percentage change in ICU beds and admissions...

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