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Italian Red Cross on the Front Line in the Fight Against Violence Against Women

Emergency Live

A Constant Commitment to Cultural Change and the Protection of Women The Alarming Phenomenon of Violence Against Women The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, established by the United Nations, sheds light on a disturbing reality: 107 women killed since the beginning of the year, victims of domestic violence.

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BCE 65 Intimate Partner Violence – A Silent Epidemic

Emergency Medicine Cases

Victims of intimate partner violence and domestic violence that we see in the ED typically involve an abuse story of repeated escalating violence over time that ends up in a crisis situation. The woman is often financially dependent on her abuser and has no one to turn to for help.


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SGEM Xtra: How To Save A Life – Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in the Emergency Department

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

Canada’s Emergency Departments are where survivors of violence most often seek care, and where the violence against them is not always recognized.

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Identification of Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Violence in the ED & the Role of Forensic Nurse Examiners

HQ Med Ed

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SGEM Xtra: Catch of the Day – CAEP19

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

She has an interest in the Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Program. In her spare time, she embarks on outdoor adventures with her family. Dr. Gauri Ghate is an Emergency Physician in London, Ontario. Having grown up in Northern New Brunswick, she’ll always be an East Coaster at heart.

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Recognition and Treatment of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura


One 2009 study of four tertiary hospitals found that emergency physicians often misdiagnosed this presentation in pregnant women as “panic attack, domestic violence, or gastroenteritis.” Even relatively small amounts of anti-ADAMTS13 autoantibodies can lead to TTP. 4 ADAMTS13 level can be considered to assist the inpatient team.

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The 72nd Bubble wrap x Birmingham Children’s Hospital Emergency Department

Don't Forget the Bubbles

Family stress levels grew due to parental depression, unemployment, domestic violence, and increased alcohol consumption. During the COVID-19 pandemic , children and adolescents suffered ongoing disruption to their education and their social life. 42 relevant studies were included, and summary data was extracted.