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Pharyngitis followed by hypoxia and sepsis: Lemierre syndrome.
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Steroids for migraine headaches: a randomized double-blind, two-armed, placebo-controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Recurrence of migraine headache after treatment in the emergency department (ED) is common. Conflicting evidence exists regarding the utility of steroids in preventing migraine headacheExpand
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Ruptured renal artery aneurysm presenting as hematuria.
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Cocaine-Associated Seizures and Incidence of Status Epilepticus
Objectives: Acute complications from cocaine abuse are commonly treated in the emergency department (ED); one of the most consequential is status epilepticus. The incidence of this complication isExpand
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Canadian Headache Society criteria for the diagnosis of acute migraine headache in the ED--do our patients meet these criteria?
INTRODUCTION We previously reported that many patients who present to the ED with "migraine" headache do not meet the International Headache Society criteria (IHSC) for the diagnosis of acuteExpand
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Monthly variations in the diagnosis of carbon monoxide exposures in the emergency department.
INTRODUCTION Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is the leading cause of toxicological deaths worldwide. Symptoms may be subtle, contributing to its frequent delay in diagnosis. If a seasonal variationExpand
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Sepsis Core Measures - Are They Worth the Cost?
BACKGROUND In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission launched the sepsis core measures in an attempt to decrease sepsis morbidity and mortality. RecentExpand
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Prednisone for emergency department low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Although oral corticosteroids are commonly given to emergency department (ED) patients with musculoskeletal low back pain (LBP), there is little evidence of benefit. OBJECTIVE ToExpand
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Very young and elderly patients are less likely to receive narcotic prescriptions for clavicle fractures.
There has been increased interest in the management of pain in the emergency department (ED) in the last decade partly as a result of increased emphasis by the Joint Commission on Accreditation ofExpand
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Do ED patients with migraine headaches meet internationally accepted criteria?
A recent editorial criticized emergency medicine researchers who study the treatment of acute migraine for failing to standardize patients according to definitions provided by the InternationalExpand
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