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Unique physiological, developmental, and psychological attributes of children make them one of the more vulnerable populations during mass-casualty incidents. Because of their distinctive vulnerabilities, it is crucial that pediatric needs are incorporated into every stage of disaster planning. Individuals, families, and communities can help mitigate the(More)
To provide proper medical care for patients after a radiation incident, it is necessary to make the correct diagnosis in a timely manner and to ascertain the relative magnitude of the incident. The present article addresses the clinical diagnosis and management of high-dose radiation injuries and illnesses in the first 24 to 72 hours after a radiologic or(More)
In recent years it has become increasingly apparent that cough is frequently the sign of airway hyperreactivity. While the association between cough and wheezing is well recognized in asthmatics, cough may be the only clinical manifestation of this problem. Emergency physicians frequently have occasion to evaluate the coughing patient. Awareness of this(More)
Although many authorities define a "mass gathering" as a group exceeding 1,000 persons, several times that number likely are to be present. The event for which the group will gather may be anything from a rock concert to an Olympic competition. Preparations for the event can be minor or major. This article reviews the issues that a physician should consider(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of nasogastric (NG) aspiration revealing a clinically unsuspected upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with hematochezia. A secondary aim was to identify factors associated with an upper GI source. METHODS Data were prospectively collected(More)
OBJECTIVE Dual-Polarization Radar and Twitter were analyzed to determine the impact on injuries sustained by the Hattiesburg EF-4 tornado. METHOD Tracking data provided from the Dual-Pol radar systems in National Weather Service Jackson were reviewed. Twitter data from four local Twitter handles were obtained. The change in tweets and followers for the(More)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is becoming increasingly recognized in the pediatric population, yet there is very little about the disease in standard pediatric texts and nothing in the emergency medicine literature. Failure to diagnose Reflex sympathetic dystrophy in a timely fashion greatly decreases the likelihood of recovery. The diagnosis is primarily(More)