Abstracts in Urgent Care – 01 2021

Language Barriers and Treating Children Ibuprofen and Pediatric with Ankle Sprains Facial Palsy and Leukemia Fentanyl and Midazolam for Younger Patients Are Hypotonic Fluids Safer in Acutely Ill Children? Comparing Symptoms of COVID-19 and Flu Examining COVID-19 in Children Pandemic 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 …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – December 2020

Projecting Outcomes in mTBI Concussion Recovery in Athletes A New Tool in Assessing Adolescent Concussion Head Injury in Patients Taking Warfarin Infants with Scalp Haematoma To CT or Not to CT Low-Risk Peds Head Injury? Posttraumatic Headache in Children Out-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 …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care November 2020

Antibiotics (or Not?) for Dog Bites Scaring the Quest for Antibiotics Out of Patients Post-Op Antibiotics in Complex Appendicitis How 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 …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – October 2020

Abstracts in Urgent Care – October 2020

Ethnic Background Matters in ECG Evaluation Lean on Risk Stratification Tools in Chest Pain Lasting Effects of Headache in Children Trauma and Childhood Migraine Comparing ‘Fixes’ for Distal Radial Fractures in Adolescents Casting 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 …

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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 …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – September 2020

Seasoned Eyes and ECGs Comparing ACS Decision Tools Does TMACS Stack Up? Cluing Patients in on Chest Pain Gender Differences in Chest Pain Assessment Duration of Chest Pain in Diagnosing MI Ivan Koay, MBChB, FRNZCUC, MD When It Comes to Reading ECGs, Experience Counts Key Point: Advanced practice practitioners (APP) in this study had a level of skill in ECG interpretation equal to first-year EM attendings. These skills could be utilized, potentially, as screening pathways …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – July 2020

Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Herd Immunity for COVID-19 Treating Minor MSK Pain Primary Care Visit Trends in the U.S. POCUS in Children with Respiratory Illness POCUS in Vision Loss YIJUNG RUSSELL, MD Hydroxychloroquine Not Beneficial in Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19 Infections Contributing author: Lauren Bulgarelli, MD Key Point: Hydroxychloroquine was compared with the standard of care in a randomized trial and was not shown to be associated with a higher probability of negative conversion than the standard of …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – June 2020

CPR Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic Characteristics of COVID-19 in the Pediatric Population A Clinical Decision Rule for Predicting True Penicillin Allergy The Role of Antibiotics in Community-Acquired Pneumonia POCUS Overview: A Primary Care Perspective POCUS in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections  Prioritizing Protecting Healthcare Workers During Resuscitation of COVID-19 Patients Key Point: Priorities should be given to reducing provider exposure and lowering aerosolization risk while oxygenating/ventilating, and considering whether or not resuscitation is appropriate. …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care May 2020

General Statistics of COVID-19 Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 Characteristics of Healthcare Workers Infected with COVID-19 A Simple Algorithm for Treatment of Nonpurulent Infections Topical Lidocaine for Oral Ulcers in Children Walking Boot vs Rigid Cast in Achilles Tendon Rupture General Statistics of COVID-19 Key Point: The majority of patients with COVID-19 have mild symptoms; however, those with critical disease have a mortality rate of 49%. Citation: Wu Z, McGoogan JM. Characteristics of and important lessons …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care April 2020

JUCM 0420 Abstracts  COVID-19: The Long View Quarantine Duration in Suspected COVID-19 Bedside Ultrasound Use with COVID-19 Fluoroquinolones and Arrhythmia Isopropyl Alcohol and Nausea Relief Patient Preferences Re: the ED vs Urgent Care  The Nuts and Bolts of COVID-19 Key Points: Most patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19 experience mild URI symptoms; however, the virus tends to cause disproportionately severe illness in older and chronically ill adults. …

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