Abstracts in Urgent Care Medicine

Topical TXA vs Merocel in anterior epistaxis Cool Running Water Reduces Need For Skin Graft In Pediatric Burns  Efficacy Oral Ibuprofen at Various Doses for Short-Term Pain Relief Do Patients Know What Fracture Means? Tramadol’s Numerous Adverse Drug Reactions Recurrent Febrile Seizures Increase Morbidity And Mortality Yijung Russell, MD Topical TXA Is as Effective as Merocel in Stopping Anterior Epistaxis  Key point: Atomized TXA with nasal compression is as effective as Merocel in stopping anterior epistaxis with decreased rebleeding rates and should be considered as a more comfortable alternative to …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care – January 2020

The FDA on Cannabidiol Improving Diagnosis of Cluster Headache Making Tympanostomy Tube Placement Office-Friendly Nothing to Fear from NDMA? Counseling Patients on Preventing Cardiovascular Disease FDA Delves Deeper into Use of CBD Products Key point: The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD. Citation: U.S. Food & Drug Administration. What you need to know (and what we’re working to find out) about products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD). Available at: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/what-you-need-know-and-what-were-working-find-out-about-products-containing-cannabis-or-cannabis. Accessed December …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care-December

More Advice on Inquiring About—and Assessing—Vaping and EVALI Key points: Citation: Siegel DA, Jatlaoui TC, Koumans EH, et al. Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Suspected E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury—United States, October 2019.  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep.  2019;68:919–927.  Key point: Physicians should inquire about e-cig or vaping use in a nonjudgemental but thorough manner. Ask about specific products, frequency, and associated drug use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, and local health departments …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care-November

What’s New in Flu Vaccine Information New First-In-Class Pleuromutilin Antibiotic for CAP Abdominal Pain in Patients with IUDs—Watch Out for Ectopic Pregnancy Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Ranitidine Measles Cases and Outbreaks Cooling Pediatric Burns Occ Med: Severe Silicosis in Stone Fabrication Workers   An Update on Vaccine the 2019-2020 Flu Season Key points: The CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older, with any licensed influenza vaccine that is appropriate for the recipient’s age and health status (IIV, RIV4, or LAIV4) with no preference expressed …
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Abstracts in Urgent Care-October 2019

Report Pulmonary Illness Possibly Involving Vaping to State, Local Health Departments Key point: The CDC is working with state health departments to characterize severe pulmonary disease in patients who use e-cigarettes, also known as vaping. Citations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC urges clinicians to report possible cases of unexplained vaping-associated pulmonary illness to their state/local health department. Available at: https://emergency.cdc.gov/newsletters/coca/081619.htm. Accessed September 6, 2019. Caporale A, Langham MC, Wensheng G, et al. Acute effects of electronic cigarette aerosol inhalation on vascular function detected at quantitative MRI. Radiology. August …
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