Ocular POCUS

Abstracts in Urgent Care November 2021

POCUS in Ocular PresentationsExperiencing—and Handling—Patient BiasesSelf-Swabbing for STIsCAM Boots for Toddler’s Fracture?Treating Children with BronchiolitisAzithromycin in COVID-19 Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Eye Examination Take-home point: Ocular ultrasound (OUS) can be a quick, safe, and effective way to assess eye complaints and complements the clinical exam. Citation: Manton J, Henry C. Benefits to utilising ultrasound in examining the eye. Emerg Med Australas. 2021;33:745–747. Relevance: As availability of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) becomes more common, urgent care clinicians will be expected to become more comfortable in using this technology. Incorporating POCUS into UC training …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – October 2021

Duration of UTI Treatment in MenAcute Respiratory Illness in ChildrenIsopropyl Alcohol for Acute Nausea in AdultsNeurological Events and Metronidazole PrescribingDo the Modified Sgarbossa Criteria Offer Advantages Over the Original?Safety of a Second COVID-19 Vaccination Dose in Patients Who Had a Reaction to the First How Long Should We Treat UTI in Men? Take-Home Point: In afebrile men with UTI symptoms, a 7-day course of ciprofloxacin or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole was noninferior to a 14-day course. Citation: Drekonja D, Trautner B, Amundson C, et. al. Effect of 7 vs 14 days of antibiotic …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care September 2021 - Lower Back Pain and more

Abstracts in Urgent Care – September 2021

Cooling Pain from Digital Nerve BlocksSafety of Corticosteroids in ChildrenPredicting the Course of Pediatric CAPIs Tranexamic Acid Helpful for Epistaxis?Drug Therapy for SciaticaImaging May Not Correlate with Lumbar PainCOVID-19 Vaccination in Lactating Patients Applying Ice Reduces Pain from Digital Nerve Blocks Take-home point: Use of an ice pack applied prior to the administration of a digital nerve block reduces pain from local anesthetic injection Citation: Rasooli F, Sotoodehnia M, Nejati A, Payandemehr P. The assessment of ice pack effect in pain reduction during digital nerve block: a randomized clinical study …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – July/August 2021

Faster Diagnosis of STIsReduce ED Referrals for SVTKids’ Dental Pain and Quality of LifeUltrasound-Guided Blocks and Renal PainEI as a Leadership Attribute in Physicians Avijit Barai, MBBS, FACEM, FRNZCUC, MRCS, MSc (Critical Care), PgCertCPU Rapid Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections Take-home point: A point-of-care (POC) test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea proved useful for rapid diagnosis of STI in both men and women. Citation: Van Der Pol B, Taylor SN, Mena L, et al. Evaluation of the performance of a point-of-care test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;1;3(5):e204819. Relevance: …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – June 2021

Light Exercise and mTBIAsymptomatic Hypertension—What’s the Risk?Racial Factors in Pain TreatmentSupplemental Oxygen in ACSShorter Courses of Antibiotics for Pediatric CAPWho’s Behind that COVID-19 Mask?COVID-19 Infection in Healthcare Workers Light Exercise for Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Take-home point: There is no benefit for recovery in patients with mTBI randomized to light exercise compared with standard care. Citation: Varner C, Thompson C, de Wit K, et al. A randomized trial comparing prescribed light exercise to standard management for emergency department patients with acute mild traumatic brain injury. Acad Emerg …
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