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Press Releases

Study finds increased long-term mortality in pediatric firearm injury survivors

Public release: Dec-2018

Children and adolescents who survive assault, including by firearm, have increased long term mortality compared to those who survive unintentional, nonviolent trauma.

Screening tool is effective for identifying child sex trafficking victims in a pediatric ED

Public release: Nov-2018

An initial screening tool can be used effectively in a busy, inner-city emergency department to identify child sex trafficking victims presenting with high-risk health complaints.

Study demonstrates that long-term follow up in a trauma patient population is achievable

Public release: Nov-2018

Achieving high follow-up rates for a difficult-to-track violent injured emergency department population is feasible.

Ketamine is a safe, effective alternative to opioids in treating acute pain in the ED

Public Release: Oct-2018

Intravenous, low-dose ketamine (LDK) is as effective as intravenous morphine in the control of acute pain in adults in the emergency department (ED).

Assessment of ED Threat Perceptions Identifies Patients at Risk for Cardiac-Induced PTSD

Public Release: Oct-2018

A brief tool assessing emergency department (ED) threat perceptions has clinical utility for providers to identify patients at risk for developing cardiac-induced PTSD and is critical to inform research on whether threat may be modified in-ED to reduce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) incidence. 

Comparison of Emergency Medicine Malpractice Cases Involving Residents to Nonresident Cases are Similar

Public Release: Sept-2018

The malpractice characteristics of emergency medicine resident cases largely mirror those of nonresident cases, with some exceptions.

YEARS Criteria May Decrease Need for Imaging to Rule out Pulmonary Embolism

Public Release: Sept-2018

It may be possible to safely rule out pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with low pretest probability (PTP) using a D-dimer adjustment based on the YEARS criteria. 

Risk adjusting for race and poverty bolsters rankings of some hospitals

Public Release: 24-Aug-2018

Sociodemographic risk adjustment of emergency care-sensitive mortality improves apparent performance of some hospitals treating a large number of nonwhite, Hispanic, or poor patients.

PTSD Symptoms Predict Postinjury Pain

Public Release: 20-Jul-2018

Acute hyperarousal symptoms and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms predict development of persistent pain over the acute postinjury recovery period.

Pediatric NEXUS head CT DI reliably guides blunt trauma imaging decisions

Public Release: 17-Jul-2018

The Pediatric NEXUS Head Computed Tomography (CT) Decision Instrument (DI) reliably identifies blunt trauma patients who require head CT imaging and could significantly reduce the use of CT imaging.

Emergency department patients want to be invited to share in medical decision-making

Public Release: 20-Jun-2018

Most emergency department patients want to be involved in some aspects of medical decision-making, but they need to be invited.

Finances are a major motivating factor in patient avoidance of diagnostic testing

Public Release: 1-Jun-2018

Patient preferences for diagnostic testing differed significantly across levels of risk, benefit, and cost of diagnostic testing, but cost was the strongest and most consistent factor associated with decreased desire for testing.

Providing clinicians feedback on their opioid prescribing data alters future prescribing

Public Release: 7-May-2018

Asking emergency department (ED) providers to self-identify their opioid prescribing practices and then providing them with timely, clinically relevant, individualized, and actionable feedback on their actual opioid prescribing data, significantly decreases future opioid prescribing among providers who underestimate their baseline prescribing.

Findings of game-changing EMS airway study to be presented at SAEM18

Public Release: 2-May-2018

Endotracheal intubation (ETI) is the most common advanced airway technique used in the resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), but Supraglottic airway devices such as the King Laryngeal Tube (LT) offer simpler airway management alternatives. A Plenary Session to be held May 16, on opening day of SAEM18 in Indianapolis, will present the findings of a multicenter, pragmatic clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of initial LT insertion versus initial ETI upon outcomes in adult OHCA.

Expert on opioid intervention and treatment in the emergency department to open SAEM18 in Indy

Public Release: 2-May-2018

Gail D'Onofrio, M.D., MS, professor of emergency medicine and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, will open the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine on Wednesday, May 16, with a timely and compelling keynote address titled "The Opioid Crisis: Emergency Physicians as Innovators, Policymakers, and Heroes."

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine announces Annual Meeting plenary speakers

Public Release: 2-May-2018

Emergency medicine academicians in six plenary presentations will explore a variety of subjects related to the practice of emergency medicine during a special plenary session to be held on the opening day of SAEM18--the annual meeting for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the largest forum for the presentation of original education and research in academic emergency medicine.

Acute aortic dissection should be suspected with pulse or neurologic deficit and hypotension

Public Release: 23-Apr-2018

In the appropriate clinical setting, suspicion for acute aortic dissection should be raised when patients present with findings that have a high specificity and high positive likelihood ratio (hypotension, pulse deficit, or neurologic deficit).

Patients with high-risk clinical features are at high risk for acute aortic dissection

Public Release: 10-Apr-2018

Patients with one or more high-risk clinical features (tearing pain, hypotension, pulse deficit, neurologic deficit, new murmur) should be considered high risk for acute aortic dissection (AAD).

Live tissue vs synthetic tissue training for critical procedures: No difference in performance

Public Release: 23-Jan-2018

Training on the synthetic training model (STM) or live tissue (LT) model does not result in a difference in subsequent performance for five of the seven critical procedures examined: junctional hemorrhage wound packing, tourniquet, chest seal, nasopharyngeal airway, and needle thoracostomy.

Multimodal intervention can reduce PIVC insertion in the emergency department

Public Release: 27-Dec-2017

Peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) insertion in the emergency department can be reduced using a multimodal approach designed to support critical thinking and promote clinically appropriate peripheral intravenous cannula insertion and use.

Multidisciplinary approach to identifying and caring for ischemic stroke in young women

Public Release: 27-Dec-2017

A multidisciplinary approach aimed at providing emergency physicians with a foundation of knowledge regarding ischemic stroke in young women and addressing the unique challenges in the evaluation and diagnosis of ischemic stroke in young women may improve outcomes for patients served in the ED.

Referrals by private ERs are prevalent in communities with a public hospital

Public Release: 27-Dec-2017

The practice of indirect referrals by nonpublic emergency departments and their affiliated physicians are prevalent in communities with a public hospital option. Uninsured patients are the most affected.

Prehospital supraglottic airway is associated with good neurologic outcome in cardiac arrest victims

Public Release: 28-Nov-2017

With the adjustment of postresuscitation variables, as well as prehospital and resuscitation variables, the prehospital use of supraglottic airway (SGA) is associated with good neurologic outcome in cardiac arrest victims, particularly in those who receive CPR.

The pediatric submersion score predicts children at low risk for injury following submersions

Public Release: 28-Nov-2017

A risk score can identify children at low risk for submersion-related injury who can be safely discharged from the ED after observation.

Intranasal ketamine has more minor side effects than intranasal fentanyl in children with acute pain

Public Release: 22-Nov-2017

Minor adverse events (e.g., bad taste in the mouth and dizziness) occur more frequently with intranasal ketamine than with intranasal fentanyl in children with suspected extremity fractures.

Haloperidol as adjunctive therapy superior to placebo for acute gastroparesis symptoms

Public Release: 25-Oct-2017

Haloperidol is an effective first-line agent in combination with standard analgesic and antiemetic agents for the treatment of gastroparesis in the emergency department.

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine issues Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Public Release: 4-Oct-2017

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine today released a 'Statement on Diversity and Inclusion' which commits to the goal of promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in emergency medicine.

Gender, racial, and ethnic disparities persist in academic emergency medicine

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017

Gender, racial, and ethnic disparities, with regard to academic rank and compensation, continue to exist among academic emergency medicine physicians in spite of a move by leading organizations of emergency medicine to prioritize increasing diversity.

Patients undergoing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest do not benefit from ACLS during transport

Public Release: 25-Sep-2017

There is no association between prehospital advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and survival to hospital discharge in patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. ACLS is, however, associated with an improvement in prehospital return of spontaneous circulation, but with longer delays to hospital arrival.

Low health literacy is associated with preventable emergency department visits

Public Release: 31-Aug-2017

Low health literacy is a risk factor for potentially preventable emergency department (ED) visits, particularly those that result in hospital admission.

Physician implicit racial bias does not impact their clinical decision making

Public Release: 7-Aug-2017

A doctor's racial preference does not necessarily mean he or she will order more or fewer diagnostic tests or treatments based on race.