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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Gymnast
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Gymnast
Primary care providers often are responsible for the initial evaluation and management plan of young patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mild TBI, also called concussion), and need to be familiar with new protocols and how to incorporate them in...
Doctors Changing Their Approach To Common Heart Attack Treatment
Doctors Changing Their Approach To Common Heart Attack Treatment
After a heart attack, doctors are changing practice trends as the debate continues on optimal time to administer antiplatelet therapy, researchers report.
Could EPs Face Charges For Prescribing Opioids?
Could EPs Face Charges For Prescribing Opioids?
A California jury convicted Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng of second-degree murder in connection with three overdose deaths in October, making it the first time a U.S. doctor was convicted of murder for overprescribing drugs.
High-Rise Residences Raise Risk Of Deadly Heart Attack
High-Rise Residences Raise Risk Of Deadly Heart Attack
People who experience a cardiac arrest on the third floor or above of a high-rise building have lower survival rates; above the 16th floor, their chances of survival are "negligible," according to research published in the Canadian Medical Association ...
1 in 4 Readmissions Avoidable, Researchers Say
1 in 4 Readmissions Avoidable, Researchers Say
Readmission prevention efforts run the gamut from slashing CAUTI rates, to training uninsured patients how to administer their own IV antibiotics. But allocating resources to some basic steps of care can curb readmissions. The author of a recent study ...