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2013-09-17 12:29:39

ACEP13 To Feature the World's Most Comprehensive and Groundbreaking Emergency Medical Education WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 6,000 emergency physicians from across the nation will be in Seattle for the ACEP 2013 Scientific Assembly at the Washington State Convention Center from October 14 to 17. This year's conference -- which comes at a critical juncture in the evolution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)--will present the...

2013-08-23 16:23:18

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Emergency departments provide excellent patient care, but having access to emergency care is no substitute for having comprehensive insurance coverage that provides access to primary care," said Dr. Andy Sama, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Dr. Sama took issue with a statement made earlier this week by former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint that uninsured patients will "get better health care just...

2013-08-21 12:27:09

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer fun is almost over for about 50 million American students. It's time to put away their swimsuits, dust off the book bags and head back to school soon. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) To ensure that students of all ages go to class in the best possible health, the nation's emergency physicians are advising parents and guardians to do a little homework of their own and go through a back-to-school...

2013-08-07 12:24:57

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cases involving children ingesting magnets quintupled between 2002 and 2011, with ingestion of multiple magnets generally resulting in more serious outcomes, including emergency surgery. The results of a study documenting a rapid rise in pediatric injuries was published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Rise in Pediatric Magnet-Related Foreign Bodies Requiring Emergency Care") http://tinyurl.com/lfahfdd. (Logo:...

2013-08-05 09:59:32

Prothrombin complex concentrates (PCCs) are faster and more effective than fresh frozen plasma at reversing hemorrhage caused by the anti-coagulant warfarin, despite plasma being the most commonly used therapy.  A literature review published last month in Annals of Emergency Medicine suggests that physicians in the United States should join those around the world in following recommendations of multiple specialty organizations to use PCCs as the first line of defense in this...

2013-07-29 12:26:15

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No one likes getting shots. It especially can be uncomfortable for small children and their parents who bring them to the doctor - at least for a few minutes. But getting a child properly immunized is one of the most important decisions a parent can make for the safety and welfare of his or her child. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d ) "Vaccinations are essential to decreasing the risks of serious...

2013-07-23 00:21:40

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Large cities in the U.S. are significantly safer than their rural counterparts, with the risk of injury death more than 20 percent higher in the country. A study to be published online tomorrow in Annals of Emergency Medicine upends a common perception that urban areas are more dangerous than small towns ("Safety in Numbers: Are Major Cities the Safest Places in the U.S.?"). (Logo:...

2013-07-10 12:28:05

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians and other emergency department staff were fairly accurate in assessing which patients were drug-seekers in the emergency department, changing their prescribing plans for less than 10 percent of patients after consulting an objective computerized state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). The analysis of emergency providers' prescribing patterns and clinical factors associated with suspecting drug-seeking...

2013-06-28 12:23:33

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A young, healthy man injured himself so severely while weight lifting that he required surgery and nearly a full week in the hospital to recover. The unusual case report of compartment syndrome to the shoulder will be reported online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("An Unusual Complication of Weightlifting: A Case Report"). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d ) "Typically, compartment syndrome...

2013-06-27 12:27:16

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency patients over the age of 74 have significantly different and more complex health and social needs than their younger counterparts, even after controlling for illness severity, which has important implications about aging populations and emergency departments of the future. The results of the most extensive international study of the characteristics and outcomes of older emergency patients to be reported to date were...


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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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