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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Focus on Pediatrics

Neuro Effects of COVID-19Melatonin and Children with Postconcussive SymptomsPediatric, Sports-Related ConcussionAcute Migraine in Children and Adolescents Emily Montgomery, MD and Kelsey Riggs, MS3 Neurologic Manifestations of COVID-19 Take-home point: COVID-19 has a variety of presentations that include neurologic manifestations—most commonly, headaches. Citation: Niazkar HR, Zibaee B, Nasimi A, Bahri N. The neurological manifestations of COVID-19: a review article. Neurol Sci. 2020 Jul;41(7):1667-1671. Relevance: More than 1/3 of patients with COVID-19 experience neurologic manifestations at some time in the disease course. Providers must be familiar with these signs and symptoms in …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – April 2021

Acetaminophen vs Ibuprofen in ChildrenOptimizing Podcasts for LearningDosing Ketorolac IV in Renal ColicTorus Distal Radius FracturesAvulsion Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal BaseCOVID-19 and ECGsLong-Term Sequelae of COVID-19COVID-19, Zinc, and Vitamin C Use of Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen for Fever and Pain in Young Children Take-home point: Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are both safe for short-term treatment of pain and fever in children under 2 years of age. Ibuprofen produces more rapid pain and fever relief than acetaminophen. Citation: Tan E, Braithwaite I, McKinlay C, et al. Comparison of acetaminophen (paracetamol) with ibuprofen …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – March 2021

‘Seat Belt’ Signs Post MVAPain Control in Corneal AbrasionsAnalgesia with Reduction of Shoulder DislocationCan Early PT Help with Sciatica?How Vaping Compromises BreathingCOVID-19 in the CountryPandemic Depression—A Real Thing? Avijit Barai, MBBS, MRCS, MSc (Critical Care), PgCertCPU, FRNZCUC Workup for “Seat Belt” Sign in Trauma Patients Take-home point: The presence of a “seat belt” sign has a high association with intraabdominal organ injury. Citation: Shreffler J, Smiley A, Schultz M, et al. Patients with abrasion or ecchymosis seat belt sign have high risk for abdominal injury, but initial computed tomography is …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – February 2021

Septic Knee Joints in AdultsRecurrent CellulitisAnalgesics and Risk for Fracture NonunionAssessing for MACE with and without a TroponinIV Fluids in Headache ManagementCOVID-19 and TelemedicineCOVID-19: The Second Wave Dr Avijit Barai, MBBS, MRCS, MSc (Critical Care), PgCertCPU, FRNZCUC Diagnostic Dilemma: Septic Arthritis of Knee Joints in Adult Patients Key point: Synovial fluid white cell count and Gram stain are the most useful laboratory markers for septic arthritis. Clinical evaluation, synovial lactate, and PCR do not substantially aid in diagnosis. Citation: Carpenter CR, Vandenberg J, Solomon M, et al. Diagnostic accuracy of …
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