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Clinical Guidelines for the Emergency Department Evaluation of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
BACKGROUND Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is frequently caused by the rupture of an intracranial aneurysmal vessel or arteriovenous malformation, leading to a cascade of events that can result inExpand
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Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Appendicitis in a Community Hospital Emergency Department has a High Rate of Nondiagnostic Studies.
BACKGROUND Radiation concerns are changing the way emergency physicians evaluate patients. This is especially prevalent in pediatrics, and exemplified by abdominal pain management. Large academicExpand
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An unusual case of urinary retention in a competitive gymnast.
Hydrocolpos is the accumulation of blood behind an imperforate hymen. Patients often present in early adolescence with cyclic abdominal pain. We present the case of an elite gymnast who, after 6Expand
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Safety and Efficacy of Prehospital Diltiazem
Introduction: Very few studies exist on the use of diltiazem in the prehospital setting. Some practitioners believe this medication is prone to causing hypotension in this setting. Our goals were toExpand
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How should we treat patients who wake up with a stroke? A review of recent advances in management of acute ischemic stroke☆,☆☆
&NA; Acute ischemic strokes account for 85% of all strokes and are the fifth leading cause of mortality in the United States. About one in five of all ischemic strokes occur during sleep and are notExpand
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Radiology report “disclaimers” increase the use of abdominal CT in the work‐up of pediatric abdominal pain
Objective: Pediatric abdominal pain is commonly evaluated in the emergency department (ED) initially by ultrasonography (U/S). Radiology reports often include commentary about U/S limitations andExpand
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