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STUDY OBJECTIVE We seek to compare ultrasonographically guided peripheral intravenous access to a non-ultrasonographically guided method in a randomized trial of emergency department patients with difficult intravenous access. METHODS A prospective cohort of patients with difficult intravenous access was established. Patients were randomized to 2 groups:(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the current practice of emergency physician-performed bedside ultrasound examinations in California and to assess differences between academic and community practice. METHODS We queried all emergency departments (EDs) in California to determine whether bedside ultrasound was used by emergency(More)
BACKGROUND Acute dermatologic conditions are a concern for acute care practitioners. Comprising 1.4% of presenting complaints to emergency departments, most skin complaints are relatively benign; however, some conditions can be quite severe. Prompt diagnosis is essential to avoid unnecessary morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES To review drug-induced(More)
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