Reflexively placing a patient in spinal immobilization can adversely affect breathing and airway management, but do those possibilities outweigh the dangers of not immobilizing?
Using contrast in CT scans has been thought to cause acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy and even death. But is this just a case of confounding bias?
In the last session of Congress, an unlikely duo joined forces to tackle tort reform from a new direction. Could their bipartisan bill finally cut healthcare costs by reducing defensive medicine?
At the ACEP Scientific Assembly in Chicago, EPM teamed up with MedPage Today to bring readers a series of video interviews with EM thought leaders. First up is Dr. Greg Henry, talking about the ED workforce quagmire and the ACEP gag order.
Is this expensive new therapy worth the cost? Maybe. With a half life of two weeks, once-weekly Dalbavancin might reduce admissions, but it introduces new concerns about antibiotic resistance and high costs.
In a risky show of brinksmanship, Washington physicians supported an effort to deem pysch boarding unconstitutional. The question remains as to whether they will get relief from EMTALA, and if the state will open up enough new psych beds
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about the effect of charge awareness, whether Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was qualified for the challenge of Ebola, and the difference between syncope and near syncope.
Rwandan fellowship project gives insight into the value for reliable data and the need for experienced local partners
In Memoriam: Gail Anderson, a founding father of emergency medicine, passed away in September
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about the potential for subspeciality emergency departments, the effect of malpractice immunity on defensive medicine, and the treatment of health care workers who have handled Ebola patients.