News Archives

February 15, 2018

Drs. Pines and Pourmand are co-authors of a literature review looking at Segway® Personal Transporter-related injuries in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

February 06, 2018

While many acute seizures are correctly attributable to underlying epilepsy, approximately one-third of acute seizures are provoked by underlying and potentially life-threatening acute conditions.

January 31, 2018

In the chapter Navigating Life Challenges as a Mother in Medicine, Dr. Ogle writes about "The Cost of Being a Doctor and a Mother." 

December 19, 2017

The article examines the perceptions of emergency medicine residents on the quality of residency training in the United States and Saudi Arabia.

December 13, 2017

The future of academic medicine depends on attracting motivated trainees to the academic career path. Improved understanding of academic medicine career roles and responsibilities can increase trainees’ awareness of the opportunities in academic medicine and may support development of the next generation of academic physicians.

This article analyzes a workshop that has been presented at five regional conferences targeting medical students and residents (and even new junior faculty) introducing them to the diversity of career opportunities in a career in academic medicine, and can be offered at medical schools and residency programs across the country.

December 05, 2017

More than two thirds of patients seen in an emergency department (ED) leave with instructions to follow-up, often for further diagnosis or treatment of chronic conditions. This practice is supported by numerous guidelines, and many practitioners rely on presumed access to urgent follow-up to safely discharge their patients. Additionally, time-specific discharge instructions have been viewed as a defense against potential litigation, regardless of the patient’s ability to comply. A new article by Chou et al published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine expands on previous research evaluating how often patients are actually able to obtain urgent follow-up, and how insurance status and condition impacts this ability.

November 21, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control, opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths in 2015 and overdoses have increased four-fold since 1999, including both illicit and prescribed opioid medications (1). This dramatic increase in mortality has persisted despite prescribers writing fewer prescriptions for opioids in the past few years (2).  It is possible that fewer opioid prescriptions may lead to more patients experiencing withdrawal.  Current practice approaches in the emergency department (ED) tend to focus more on symptomatic treatment with anti-emetic and anti-diarrheal agents, and referral to rehabilitation services (3).  The standard of care does not currently include opioid agonist-antagonists, like buprenorphine, in the acute period for the management of these patients. The unpleasant effects of withdrawal undoubtedly contribute to opioid addiction. As such, improving pharmacologic methods to control withdrawal symptoms may provide another means of fighting this epidemic.

November 14, 2017

Dr. Denq co-authored the chapter on Adaptive Extreme Sports with Dr. Delasobera.