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Emergency Medicine

Aug 15, 2001 Issue
Recognizing Spinal Cord Emergencies [Article]

Physicians who work in primary care settings and emergency departments frequently evaluate patients with neck and back pain. Spinal cord emergencies are uncommon, but injury must be recognized early so that the diagnosis can be quickly confirmed and treatment can be instituted to possibly prevent pe...


Jun 1, 2001 Issue
Fishhook Removal [Article]

Fishing is a common recreational sport. While serious injuries are uncommon, penetrating tissue trauma involving fishhooks frequently occurs. Most of these injuries are minor and can be treated in the office without difficulty. All fishhook injuries require careful evaluation of surrounding tissue b...


Jun 1, 2000 Issue
Pediatric Emergency Preparedness in the Office [Article]

Pediatric office emergencies occur more commonly than is usually perceived by family physicians, and most offices are not optimally prepared to deal with these situations. Obtaining specific training in pediatric emergencies and performing mock "codes" to check office readiness can improve the prope...


Oct 15, 1999 Issue
Pediatric Advanced Life Support: A Review of the AHA Recommendations [Article]

The etiologies of respiratory failure, shock, cardiopulmonary arrest and dysrhythmias in children differ from those in adults. In 1988, the American Heart Association implemented the pediatric advanced life support (PALS) program. Major revisions to the program were made in 1994, with further revisi...


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