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BACKGROUND As solid organ transplants become more common, recipients present more frequently to the emergency department (ED) for care. METHODS We performed a retrospective medical record review of ED visits of all patients who received an organ transplant at our medical center from 2000-2004, and included all visits following the patients' transplant(More)
A patient with chronic renal failure presenting to the emergency department with acute pulmonary edema has a true life-threatening emergency. Whereas conventional treatment modalities may prove useful, more unusual therapeutic measures may be necessary. A case is presented followed by useful recommendations for the emergency physician faced with such a(More)
Beginning October 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services will require medical providers to use the vastly expanded International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) system. Despite wide availability of information and mapping tools for the next generation of the ICD classification system, some of the(More)
PURPOSE Reviews adult emergency department (ED) visits for patients age 65 and older during one calendar year; determine the prevalence of weight classifications; identifies trends between BMI and discharge/admitting diagnoses, vital signs, and severity index. METHODS The electronic medical records system and data from the ED billing service was reviewed(More)
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