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PulmCrit: Why the new study associating piptazo with increased mortality is wrong

EMCrit

Piperacillin-tazobactam is an antibiotic that a lot of people love to hate. Combine this with the conservatism that often (rightfully) surrounds drug safety, and it creates a lot of volatility. Before going further, we should review some recent history regarding piptazo. In the early 2010's, a series of retrospective correlational studies found that patients treated […] EMCrit Project by Josh Farkas.

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Racemic Epinephrine is on a national shortage in the United States (May 2024)

PEMBlog

Racepinephrine (Racemic epinephrine) is used for croup patients who have stridor at rest and post extubation stridor. It is currently on national shortage and many facilities have a very limited supply of the nebules on hand. In times of shortage, intravenous EPINEPHRINE 1 mg/mL can be utilized as a nebulized solution in place of racepinephrine using the dosing of 0.5 mg/kg to a max of 5 mg.

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Sardinia Triumphs at DIU National Competition

Emergency Live

The event, held at the National Committee of the Italian Red Cross, saw over 140 students engage in discussions on humanitarian scenarios, with Sardinia clinching the top spot Over the weekend in Rome, the third edition of the National Humanitarian Law Competition took place, an event hosted by the National Committee of the Italian Red […] The post Sardinia Triumphs at DIU National Competition appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Dermatology in Skin of Colour: Pigment, Perception, and Rash Decisions

EM Ottawa

Skin conditions affect approximately one-third of the world’s population and are the 4th most common cause of disease.1,2. As the largest organ in the human body, the skin frequently manifests early signs of various diseases, serving as a pivotal clue in the diagnostic process. Think of Lyme disease as an example: when we recognize the […] The post Dermatology in Skin of Colour: Pigment, Perception, and Rash Decisions appeared first on EMOttawa Blog.

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New Biomarkers in Blood for Early Cancer Diagnosis

Emergency Live

Discovery of 618 Cancer-Associated Proteins for 19 Types of Cancer Thanks to two studies led by the University of Oxford and published in Nature Communications, a total of 618 proteins in the blood have been identified that may indicate the presence of 19 different types of tumors. Among these, 107 could reveal the risk of […] The post New Biomarkers in Blood for Early Cancer Diagnosis appeared first on Emergency Live.

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FDA approves EMR-embedded sepsis prediction tool

PulmCCM

The FDA approved the first-ever AI-powered electronic medical record-based prediction model for sepsis: The Sepsis Immunoscore, by Prenosis. If you look under the hood, it suffers from the same fundamental limitation as all the rest: the lack of a reference standard (gold standard) for diagnosing sepsis. Like other tools, it relies by necessity on indirect, inferential data, and so (also like all the other tools) its true performance characteristics are unknown.

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Exploring the Different Shapes of Ambulances

Emergency Live

A World of Variety for Every Emergency Ambulances, vital vehicles for emergency medical transport, come in a wide array of shapes and sizes, designed to meet the diverse needs of both patients and emergencies. From standard ambulances to highly specialized units, the variety of these vehicles is astounding. Here’s an overview of the main types […] The post Exploring the Different Shapes of Ambulances appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Segmental cystectomy: what it is and what it is used for

Emergency Live

Surgical Solution for Bladder Cancer A commonly used surgical approach in this regard is represented by segmental cystectomy, which involves the removal of a portion of the bladder where cancer cells are present. This procedure is mainly performed for patients with low-grade bladder tumors concentrated in a very limited area of the bladder. Compared to […] The post Segmental cystectomy: what it is and what it is used for appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Legal Opioid Prescription Training for Dental Healthcare Professionals

American Medical Compliance

The Opioid Prescription Training for Dental Healthcare Professionals is designed to educate dental healthcare professionals (DHCP) on the serious opioid epidemic in the United States and safety when using opioids. Furthermore, in recent years, the opioid crisis has become a significant public health concern. Moreover, as dental healthcare professionals, you play a critical role in managing pain.

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Understanding the Emergency Medical System in the United States

Emergency Live

The Complexity of the American Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System In the United States, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system is highly diversified and decentralized, designed to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies. The American EMS is a network coordinated by various entities; alongside emergency management organizations, there are also healthcare service providers […] The post Understanding the Emergency Medical System in the United States appeared first on Emergency

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Ventilator Ambulances: Remote Monitoring and Telemedicine Integration

Ziqitza HealthCare Ltd

In the realm of emergency medical services, a ventilator ambulance plays an important role. Timely and effective emergency medical services are the cornerstone of a good quality healthcare system. Accessible through the 112 emergency number , most ventilator ambulances are well-equipped to provide critical care. A ventilator ambulance is everything a suffering patient needs.

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Understanding Macroglobulinemia: A Detailed Overview

Emergency Live

What is Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia? Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a disorder that develops in B lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. The disease is characterized by an abnormal increase in immunoglobulin M (IgM) in the blood, monoclonal proteins that can cause a variety of symptoms.

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Igniting Human Understanding: Ryan Donohue

NRC Health

Managing the job board for the career services department in college might seem tedious to many. For Ryan Donohue, however, it was a surprising twist that got him into healthcare, a career he has enjoyed at NRC Health for nearly 20 years. The post Igniting Human Understanding: Ryan Donohue appeared first on NRC Health.

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MIP-C: a new disease related to COVID-19

Emergency Live

A significant discovery for global health A new disease has been discovered and named MIP-C (MDA5 autoimmunity and concurrent interstitial pneumonia with Covid-19). The research leading to this finding was conducted by an international team of researchers led by the University of California and the Department of Rheumatology at the University of Leeds.

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Adult Ortho Cases 003

Life in the Fast Lane

Michael Gibbs MD Adult Ortho Cases 003 Sternal.

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Miss SEA and Become a Defendant

Emergency Medicine News

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ECG Blog #430 — Just a Regular LBBB ECG?

Ken Grauer, MD

The ECG in Figure-1 — was obtained from an older man who had just completed dialysis — and , is now complaining of abdominal discomfort that radiates to his chest. The consultant interpreted this tracing as “LBBB” ( L eft B undle B ranch B lock ) — but not indicative of anything acute. QUESTIONS: Do you agree with the consultant’s interpretation? How would YOU approach this case?

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Unlocking the Silent Crisis: Diagnosing Nonconvulsive Seizures

Emergency Medicine News

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A Novel Approach to AF Ablation

Sensible Medicine

A few short words about our conversation: Two decades have passed and electrophysiologists have learned little about how to ablate atrial fibrillation. Now, and then, we simply ablate circles around the orifices of the pulmonary veins. This works reasonably well. But we don’t—exactly—know why it works. For instance, some patients have total elimination of AF, but when they are restudied, they have reconnection of PV activity.