Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

We always work hard, but we may not have time to read through a bunch of journals. It’s time to learn smarter.
Originally published at JournalFeed, a site that provides daily or weekly literature updates.
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#1: Honey…or Jam for Button Battery Ingestion?

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This pig cadaver study argues that jam is a reasonable alternative (if honey and sucralfate are unavailable) to give patients while awaiting definitive endoscopic removal after button battery ingestion.

Home Therapies to Neutralize Button Battery Injury in a Porcine Esophageal Model. Ann Emerg Med. 2024 Apr;83(4):351-359. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.08.018. Epub 2023 Sep 19. PMID: 37725021.

#2: Is It Just The Vaccine? Post-Vaccination Fever in Infants

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Serious bacterial infections were exceedingly rare in this study of recently immunized infants 6-12 weeks presenting to the emergency department with a fever.

Serious bacterial infection risk in recently immunized febrile infants in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2024 Mar 24;80:138-142. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2024.03.025. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38583343.

#3: Who Benefits Most From Early Antibiotics in Sepsis?

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This retrospective study found that of the 4,446 patients transferred over a 4.5-year period, 1,509 (34%) transfers could have possibly been avoided by utilizing telehealth/teleconsultation, with the most common transfer complaints being abdominal pain, asthma, and cough.

Pediatric Patients Discharged After Transfer to a Pediatric Emergency Department: Opportunities for Telehealth?. Ann Emerg Med. 2024;83(3):208-213. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.08.489

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