Abstracts in Urgent Care – December 2021

Abstracts in Urgent Care – December 2021

The Importance (or Not) of High BP Readings Learning While Driving—Does It Work? Considering Sucralfate in Pediatric Oral Ulcers Osteopathic Manipulation for Low Back Pain Safety of Oral Corticosteroid Bursts in Children Nathan M Finnerty, MD FACEP and Brett C Ebeling, MD Do High Blood Pressure Readings Matter? Take-home Point: Elevated blood pressure readings in the emergency room were not associated with an increased risk of poor cardiovascular outcomes in 2 years.  Citation: McAlister F, …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care November 2021

Abstracts in Urgent Care November 2021

POCUS in Ocular Presentations Experiencing—and Handling—Patient Biases Self-Swabbing for STIs CAM Boots for Toddler’s Fracture? Treating Children with Bronchiolitis Azithromycin 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 …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – October 2021

Abstracts in Urgent Care – October 2021

Duration of UTI Treatment in Men Acute Respiratory Illness in Children Isopropyl Alcohol for Acute Nausea in Adults Neurological Events and Metronidazole Prescribing Do 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 …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – September 2021

Abstracts in Urgent Care – September 2021

Cooling Pain from Digital Nerve Blocks Safety of Corticosteroids in Children Predicting the Course of Pediatric CAP Is Tranexamic Acid Helpful for Epistaxis? Drug Therapy for Sciatica Imaging May Not Correlate with Lumbar Pain COVID-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, …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – July/August 2021

Faster Diagnosis of STIs Reduce ED Referrals for SVT Kids’ Dental Pain and Quality of Life Ultrasound-Guided Blocks and Renal Pain EI 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 …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – June 2021

Light Exercise and mTBI Asymptomatic Hypertension—What’s the Risk? Racial Factors in Pain Treatment Supplemental Oxygen in ACS Shorter Courses of Antibiotics for Pediatric CAP Who’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 …

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Focus on Pediatrics

Neuro Effects of COVID-19 Melatonin and Children with Postconcussive Symptoms Pediatric, Sports-Related Concussion Acute 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 …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – April 2021

Abstracts in Urgent Care – April 2021

Acetaminophen vs Ibuprofen in Children Optimizing Podcasts for Learning Dosing Ketorolac IV in Renal Colic Torus Distal Radius Fractures Avulsion Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Base COVID-19 and ECGs Long-Term Sequelae of COVID-19 COVID-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 …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – March 2021

Abstracts in Urgent Care – March 2021

‘Seat Belt’ Signs Post MVA Pain Control in Corneal Abrasions Analgesia with Reduction of Shoulder Dislocation Can Early PT Help with Sciatica? How Vaping Compromises Breathing COVID-19 in the Country Pandemic 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 …

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Abstracts in Urgent Care – February 2021

Septic Knee Joints in Adults Recurrent Cellulitis Analgesics and Risk for Fracture Nonunion Assessing for MACE with and without a Troponin IV Fluids in Headache Management COVID-19 and Telemedicine COVID-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 …

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