Prochlorperazine for migraine may lower likelihood of ED return

1. In acute migraine, prochlorperazine administration was associated with fewer emergency department (ED) return visits when compared to treatment with other dopamine antagonists.  2. The...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind December 7 – December 14, 2014

In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Association of the 2011 ACGME Resident...

Lorazepam not superior to diazepam for pediatric status epilepticus

Image: PD 1. Lorazepam did not significantly improve odds of status epilepticus cessation compared to diazepam.  2. Diazepam and lorazepam groups demonstrated similar rates of required...

Duration of post-concussive symptoms identified in pediatric patients

  Image: PD 1. Physical symptoms were most likely to be present immediately after a pediatric concussion, with emotional and cognitive symptoms appearing in the days...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind April 7 – April 14, 2014

Image: PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir for...

Higher blood pressure targets in sepsis did not reduce mortality

Image: PD/CDC/Brower  1. In patients with septic shock, maintaining a higher mean arterial pressure (MAP) target of 80 to 85 mmHg did not have an...

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm mortality greater in England vs. USA.

Image: PD  1.  Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) have a significantly higher in-hospital mortality rate in England compared to the USA.  2. The best outcomes in...

Analysis identifies radiology workflow bottlenecks in massive casualty incident

1. Analysis of emergency radiology utilization after the Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated increased redundant imaging orders and significant delays in time to radiograph completion. 2....

Early alteplase treatment leads to better stroke outcomes regardless of age or stroke severity

1. Alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, or rtPA) administration within 4.5 hours hours following the onset of an ischemic stroke improves the odds of...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind August 11 – August 18, 2014

In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion, Mortality,...

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