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Earlier Discharge for Chest Pain Patients

Earlier Discharge for Chest Pain Patients

Greg Jasani  October 16, 2017 Chest pain is one of the most common chief complaints of patients who present to emergency departments.  It accounts for over 7 million visits and is the most common chief complaint in patients over the age of 65.[i],[ii] It is also...

ED Crowding and Changes for Improvement

ED Crowding and Changes for Improvement

Sonya Chistov September 6, 2017 Emergency departments (ED) across the country are combating the problem of “crowding”. A combination of sources are commonly cited as the reason for crowding including the increase in ED visits in the past twenty years, the decrease in...

Acute low back pain: diazepam no better than placebo?

Acute low back pain: diazepam no better than placebo?

Ameer Khalek August 20, 2017 Nearly 2.7 million patients present to the emergency department (ED) annually with acute low back pain (LBP). Current medical practice dictates that specific nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are an efficacious first-line...

Risk Factors for Malpractice

Risk Factors for Malpractice

Greg Jasani  August 14, 2017 Malpractice is a major concern in the specialty of emergency medicine.  Emergency medicine physicians must make quick decisions in the setting of limited time, limited information, and high acuity. EDs are a common source of malpractice...

Identifying Low-Risk Febrile Neutropenic Patients in the ED

Identifying Low-Risk Febrile Neutropenic Patients in the ED

Greg Jasani August 2, 2017 Febrile neutropenia is a well known side effect of chemotherapy and patients with it often present to emergency departments.  Standard of care has been to admit these patients for aggressive IV antibiotics. However, recent research has...

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