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2014-08-18 12:25:11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin. The looming threat of another unregulated quasi-legal drug is detailed today online in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Potential Threat of Acetyl Fentanyl: Legal Issues, Contaminated Heroin, and Acetyl Fentanyl...

2014-08-15 16:24:10

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a potentially precedent-setting ruling, the Washington State Supreme Court determined last week that psychiatric boarding -- the process by which patients are admitted to a hospital, but remain in the emergency department for hours, even days, until psychiatric beds become available -- is unconstitutional and violates the state's Involuntary Treatment Act. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d Responding to this...

2014-08-13 23:00:21

a2z, Inc is proud to announce the American College of Emergency Physicians presents the ChirpE eBooth Promotion Widget to exhibitors for an opportunity to increase their engagement with attendees at the ACEP14 Scientific Assembly – the largest, most prestigious show in emergency medicine. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 a2z, Inc, the Maryland-based event management software company, is proud to announce the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) presents the ChirpE eBooth...

2014-08-13 04:21:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia. Despite clear signs of malnutrition or risk of malnutrition, more than three-quarters had never previously been diagnosed with malnutrition, according to the results of a study to be published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine...

2014-08-11 12:27:07

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) finds that Medicaid enrollees visit the emergency department appropriately like most patients, but they have generally more complex health needs and less access to primary care than their privately insured counterparts (http://2c4xez132caw2w3cpr1il98fssf.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/MACFacts-EDuse_2014-07.pdf). The following is a...

2014-08-04 16:26:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients who were admitted to hospitals in the vicinity of a hospital that had closed its emergency department had 5 percent greater odds of inpatient mortality than patients admitted to unaffected hospitals. The risk of death was more pronounced for non-elderly patients and patients with time-sensitive conditions such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI or heart attack), stroke and sepsis. The results of the California study are...

2014-07-29 23:14:22

James Ross, JR., MD, FACEP Welcomed to His New Role Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 First Choice Emergency Room, the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the United States, named James Ross, Jr., MD, FACEP the Medical Director of its new Broomfield facility. “We are proud to have Dr. Ross leading our new Spring – Gleannloch facility in Houston,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. Dr. Ross received...

2014-07-28 13:07:01

American College of Emergency Physicians A new system that sent patients to designated cardiac receiving centers dramatically increased the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona, according to a study published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine (Statewide Regionalization of Postarrest Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Association With Survival and Neurologic Outcome). “We knew lives would be saved if the hospitals implemented the latest...

2014-07-24 12:27:17

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's emergency physicians handle tragic situations too often, but few things are more upsetting than the sudden death of a child -- killed by a piece of a furniture, appliance or a television falling on them. "It can happen in a matter of seconds probably in anyone's home," said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians. "Every parent or guardian of a young child should look around their homes and...

2014-07-23 08:32:46

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For critically ill patients arriving at the emergency department, the drug ketamine can safely provide analgesia, sedation and amnesia for rapid, life-saving intubation, despite decades-old studies that suggested it raised intracranial pressure. The results of a systematic review of 10 recent studies of what many emergency physicians regard as a "wonder drug" are published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Effect...


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Annals of Emergency Medicine
2012-05-04 11:29:56

The Annals of Emergency Medicine is the official journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). It is a peer-reviewed medical journal founded in 1968 and published by Elsevier on behalf of the ACEP. The journal publishes original research, clinical reports, opinion, and educational information related to the practice, teaching, and research of emergency medicine. In addition to general emergency medicine topics, Annals of Emergency Medicine regularly publishes articles on...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.