Emergency Medicine

The Framework for Eliminating HAIs | Feature

Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, are among the leading causes of death, but they can be eliminated by implementing a proven four-part framework for prevention at all levels of healthcare delivery.

Making the Link Between CKD & Atrial Fibrillation | Opinion Article

Studies have shown that patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, including those on dialysis, have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation.

Guidelines Update: Managing Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage | Feature

Updated guidelines for the treatment of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in adults by the AHA and ASA stress that ICH is a treatable disorder, and the overall aggressiveness of care is directly related to mortality from this disease.

Conference Highlights: Society of Critical Care Medicine 2011 | Conference Coverage

Companyreviews.com reports that the SCCM annual congress addressed important issues in the management of critically ill and injured patients, including CNS disorders in pediatric patients, early metabolic

Conference Highlight: Society of Critical Care Medicine | Conference Coverage

New research presented at the 40th annual congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine from January 15-19, 2011 in San Diego addressed important issues in the

Increasing Awareness of Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

A new educational program urges clinicians to communicate with their patients about their awareness of atrial fibrillation, a condition linked to increased risk of stroke.

Public Awareness of Specialized Stroke Hospitals | Opinion Article

When managing stroke, time is brain. Every minute that stroke therapy is delayed can make a major difference in outcomes for patients. Appropriate treatment of stroke requires

New Superbug Surfaces in Three States | Medical Blog

An alarming new adaptable gene that can turn several common germs and types of bacteria into superbugs, resistant to almost all antibiotics, has infected people in the

Managing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections | Feature

New guidelines for catheter-associated urinary tract infections encourage restricted use of catheterization to patients with clear indications and prompt removal of catheters when they are no longer needed.

Salmonella Outbreak Persists | Medical Blog

The current salmonella scare is the largest outbreak of this strain since the CDC  started surveillance of outbreaks in the 1970s. And according to the CDC, for

Managing Thoracic Aortic Disease | Opinion Article

Scientific and clinical advances in medicine have driven the development of new guidelines, significantly impacting the diagnosis and management of aortic dissection, aortic aneurysms, and other forms of thoracic aortic disease.

Risk of Dying from Coronary Heart Disease Drops 50% | Medical Blog

When it comes to the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), Americans seem to be heading in the right direction.  An article to be published in the

Identifying High-Risk Patients for EVAR | Feature

New data suggest that using a simple scoring system can help quantify perioperative risk for patients who may be candidates for endovascular aneurysm repair, or EVAR.

Distal Radius Fractures: New Guidelines | Feature

New guidelines for distal radius fractures emphasize that physicians tailor treatments for patients to optimize outcomes, but more data are needed to fine-tune current recommendations.

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