Abstracts in Urgent Care – 01 2021

Language Barriers and Treating ChildrenIbuprofen and Pediatric with Ankle SprainsFacial Palsy and LeukemiaFentanyl and Midazolam for Younger PatientsAre Hypotonic Fluids Safer in Acutely Ill Children?Comparing Symptoms of COVID-19 and FluExamining COVID-19 in ChildrenPandemic Resource Limitations—and Burnout Ivan Koay, MBChB, FRNZCUC, MD Extra Care Needed when Dealing with Families where English use is Limited Key point: Children of parents with limited comfort with English (LCE) are twice as likely to suffer adverse medical events during interactions with medical teams. Understanding this issue will help clinicians take the steps necessary to avoid …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – December 2020

Projecting Outcomes in mTBIConcussion Recovery in AthletesA New Tool in Assessing Adolescent ConcussionHead Injury in Patients Taking WarfarinInfants with Scalp HaematomaTo CT or Not to CT Low-Risk Peds Head Injury?Posttraumatic Headache in ChildrenOut-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Ivan Koay, MBChB, FRNZCUC, MD Identifying mTBI Patients with Long-Term Poorer Outcomes Key point: Patients with a history of psychiatric disorder, racial minorities, and those with lower level of education are most likely to have ongoing functional disabilities after minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Citation: Madhok DY, Yue JK, Sun X, et al. Clinical Predictors …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care November 2020

Antibiotics (or Not?) for Dog BitesScaring the Quest for Antibiotics Out of PatientsPost-Op Antibiotics in Complex AppendicitisHow Long Should Sepsis Patients Receive Antibiotics?Times Are Changing for Patients with Allergic Rhinitis Avijit Barai MBBS, MRCS, MSc (Critical Care), PgCertCPU, FRNZCUC Prophylactic Antibiotics for Dog Bites Key point: The majority of the patients presenting to emergency room with dog bites receive prophylactic antibiotics either in the hospital or on discharge. About one quarter of the patients who were given prophylactic antibiotics did not meet the high-risk criteria. Citation: Baxter M, Denny KJ, …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – October 2020

Ethnic Background Matters in ECG EvaluationLean on Risk Stratification Tools in Chest PainLasting Effects of Headache in ChildrenTrauma and Childhood MigraineComparing ‘Fixes’ for Distal Radial Fractures in AdolescentsCasting Options in Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly Avijit Barai, MBBS, MRCS, MSc (Critical Care), PgCertCPU, FRNZCUC Ethnicity and STEMI Criteria of ECG Key point: The ethnic background of patients should be considered during ECG evaluation of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Citation: ter Haar CC, Kors JA, Peters RJ, et al. Prevalence of ECGs exceeding thresholds for ST‐segment–elevation myocardial infarction …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – October 2020 (PUCC)

Spotlight on Original Research in Pediatric Urgent Care: Excerpts from the 2020 Pediatric Urgent Care Conference (PUCC). Los Angeles, CA David J. Mathison, MD, MBA Decreasing Length of Stay in the Pediatric Urgent Care with Electronic Discharge Instructions* Wooster J, Patel A, Nedved A, Lee B The aim of this research was to determine if an electronic discharge process could decrease length of stay by an average of 10 minutes per patient. An electronic discharge procedure was implemented through a patient porta at a single freestanding pediatric urgent care, eliminating …
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