pediatric flu rmControversy continues over oseltamivir, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

flu rmIf flu-like symptoms have you reaching reflexively for oseltamivir, consider three things: the cost, its very limited efficacy and the problem of creating resistant strains of flu. EPM published a version of this article a year ago, but with one new study surfacing, and the ubiquity of Tamiflu, it bears repeating.

keeping up rmAs you’re bombarded this winter with sick flu patients and sensational flu headlines, it helps to go back to basics

Crashcart RMThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about using google translate in the ED, robot doctors of the future, employee doctor notes, and exaggerated health care journalism.

Crashcart RMThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about forecasting ED visits using internet data, the impact of supervised visits, the increase of drunks in the ED, and the connotations behind the term "drop-off centers."

books rmPhysical medical reference books (remember those?) still hold an important place in many EPs’ hearts... and in their pockets

Crashcart RMThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about the new guidelines for severe allergies, a fatal mistake in an Oregon ED, and the effectiveness of the flu shot.

tourn rmOutdated, unsubstantiated fears about tourniquet use need to be put to rest once and for all

CPR RMIf you listen to proponents of auto-resuscitation devices, you’d think they’re clearly superior to manual CPR. A review of the literature suggests otherwise.

Crashcart RMThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about the prescription opioid overdose epidemic, a virus that makes people stupid, overcrowding in Belfast EDs, and what to do with a pregnant man's drug test.

 

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