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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Abstracts in Urgent Care

Take a Seat—Your Patients Will Thank You Buddy Taping vs Plaster Casting in Boxer’s Fractures Efficacy of Baclofen in Back Pain Rapid Testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Five- vs 10-day Treatment for Strep Throat A Better Screening Test for ACL Rupture Yijung Russell, MD Sitting During an Encounter Is an Easy Way to Increase Patient Satisfaction Key Point: If a provider sits during an encounter, the patient feels that they care more, listen more, inform …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care Medicine

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 …

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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) …

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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. …

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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 …

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