Category Name: In the Literature


Outpatient Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism

A 64 year-old woman with past medical history of diabetes mellitus type 2 that is well-controlled on insulin, hypertension, and asthma presents with 1 week of shortness of breath and cough productive of blood-tinged sputum. The shortness of breath became suddenly worse about an hour ago as she was w...

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Difference in stroke outcomes by thrombolytic agent, route, or dose?

In patients with acute ischemic stroke, do different thrombolytic doses, agents, or routes of administration lead to different outcomes? Two of our editors - Adaira Landry and Alex Koyfman - address this question in a systematic review snapshot in the April 2014 issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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Imaging in Frequent ED Users with Alcohol Use Disorders

There is a growing effort to better characterize patient populations with extremely high ED usage, with the goal of developing effective interventions and delivering better care. A particularly challenging subset within this group includes those with alcohol use disorders, who we see frequently, but...