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The annual number of emergency department (ED) visits for traumatic brain injury (TBI) is rising in the United States, with the majority of these visits resulting in a diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion. There are limited data to support objective clinical measures to guide the management of concussion, but several guidelines have been published that provide recommendations for evaluation and management of concussion and mTBI. This supplement provides a summary of 2 recently published, consensus-based guidelines and discusses practical aspects of ED management of patients with concussive injuries, including the initial evaluation, diagnostic criteria, assessment tools, and aftercare recommendations.
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Name: Emergency medicine practice
The emergency department (ED) is the first point of care for many patients with concussion, and post-concussion syndrome can impact vocational outcomes like successful return to work. Evaluation of co...
Sport-related concussion refers to the subset of concussive injuries occurring during sport activities. Similar to concussion from nonsport mechanisms, sport-related concussion is associated with sign...
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Currently there is no consensus on the management of patients with a concussion and negative computed tomography (CT) of the head. This study examined the necessity of admitting pediatric patients wit...
A large proportion of patients affected with hypertension go undetected. A systematic review was conducted to assess the performance of a screening strategy in adults using blood pressure measurement ...
Investigators will conduct a hybrid implementation-effectiveness evaluation of an implementation toolkit that supports communication with families post-concussion in the emergency departme...
To review current Emergency Department procedural sedation practices in the community hospital setting and the associated drugs used (class of anesthetic and mode of administration). The u...
The purpose of this study is to compare the rate of non-urgent emergency department use between three groups of patients: those who were referred to the emergency department by Telehealth ...
The purpose of this study is to determine the sensitivity and specificity of an aid in assessment of concussion based on eye-tracking, in comparison to a clinical reference standard approp...
Approximately 150,000 children present each year to emergency departments (EDs) in the US with concussion and many more are treated by primary care physician, or outpatient specialists. ...
A way of providing emergency medical care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise in EMERGENCY MEDICINE. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.
The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
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An article or book published after examination of published material on a subject. It may be comprehensive to various degrees and the time range of material scrutinized may be broad or narrow, but the reviews most often desired are reviews of the current literature. The textual material examined may be equally broad and can encompass, in medicine specifically, clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State-of-the-art reviews tend to address more current matters. A review of the literature must be differentiated from HISTORICAL ARTICLE on the same subject, but a review of historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type.
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