Bullous Pemphigoid Reaction After Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Bullous Pemphigoid Reaction After Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Urgent message: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, unvaccinated people have shown higher rates of morbidity and mortality in comparison with those who are fully immunized. While most vaccination adverse reactions are mild and self-resolving, it is important to consider the timeline of vaccinations to correlate possible adverse reactions. Amanda dos Santos, MD and Michael Pallaci, DO, FACEP, FACOEP INTRODUCTION The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our society and …

Read More

Abstracts in Urgent Care – June 2022

Maximizing the Value of Urine Dipstick Testing Screening for Intimate Partner Violence Antibiotics for Children with RTI Azithromycin in Pediatric Viral Infection Self-Monitoring BP with Unvalidated Devices Modified Valsalva Maneuver in SVT To Mix or Not to Mix COVID-19 Vaccines? Ivan Koay, MBChB, FRNZCUC, MD Nitrofurantoin Resistance Take-home point: Proteeae group bacteria, which are often resistant to nitrofurantoin, normally result in alkaline (ie, high pH) urine on dipstick testing. Citation: Sheele J, Libertin C, Fink …

Read More
Abstracts in Urgent Care – May 2022

Abstracts in Urgent Care – May 2022

Immobilizing Ankle Fractures Treating Septic Olecranon Bursitis EKG Interpretation: Human vs Machine preHEART Score and Prehospital Care Rethinking Otitis Media Management Boosters Limit Risk for COVID—but by How Much? Ivan Koay MBChB, FRNZCUC, MD Casting vs Bracing for Ankle Fractures Take-home point: Plaster casting was not superior to functional ankle bracing for certain ankle fractures. Citation: Kearney R, McKeown R, Parsons H, et al. Use of cast immobilisation versus removable brace in adults with an …

Read More
Abstracts in Urgent Care – March 2022

Abstracts in Urgent Care – March 2022

When Handlebar Meets Abdomen Corticosteroids and Asthma Antibiotics in Pediatric PAC Surfactant Use in AOM COVID Pneumonia and Disease Progression Neutralizing Antibodies in COVID Pediatric Abdominal Injuries from Handlebars Take-home point: Handlebar impact is a high-risk mechanism for serious intraabdominal injury in children and necessity of operative intervention is common. Citation: Vanderwalle R, Barker S, Raymond J, et. al. Pediatric handlebar injuries: more than meets the abdomen. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2021;37(9):e517-e523. Relevance: It is important …

Read More
Abstracts in Urgent Care – February 2022

Abstracts in Urgent Care – February 2022

Surgery—or Not—for Appendicitis? Oral Analgesics and Musculoskeletal Extremity Pain What Patient Don’t Know About Ionizing Radiation Risk with NSAIDs, Cox-2 Inhibitors, and Opioids in Fractures Inhaled Budesonide for COVID-19 Spread of COVID-19 within the Household Ivan Koay MBChB, FRNZCUC, MD Nonoperative Management of Acute Appendicitis Take-home point: This study adds to a growing body of literature suggesting that, in select patients, a nonsurgical approach to appendicitis management leads to similar outcomes. Citation: The CODA Collaborative …

Read More
Time to Presentation for Acute Otitis Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Time to Presentation for Acute Otitis Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Urgent message: Concern over the potential spread of COVID-19 may (or may not) have affected the timeliness with which parents chose to present with children who had symptoms concerning for acute otitis media, thereby throwing the concept of “delayed” antibiotic prescribing into question. Emily J. Montgomery, MD; Brian R. Lee, PhD, MPH; Amanda Montalbano, MD, MPH; Amanda Nedved, MD Citation: Montgomery RJ, Lee BR, Montalbano A, Nedved A. Time to presentation for acute otitis media …

Read More
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 …

Read More
COVID-19: New Zealand’s Urgent Care Story

COVID-19: New Zealand’s Urgent Care Story

Stephen L. Adams, MBChB, FRNZCUC Like the rest of the world, New Zealand (and more particularly its healthcare system) has been changed, perhaps irrevocably, by COVID-19. Despite a relatively small direct effect on the population (0.06% infected, half of which were identified and isolated at border) with 0.0004% deaths1 (including one physician), the effects on primary care have been substantial. THE BEGINNING New Zealand clinicians were first notified of the Wuhan cluster in January 2020. …

Read More

Will Urgent Care Visits return to ‘Normal’ as the Pandemic Turns Endemic?

In spite of the fact that urgent care was overlooked as an essential partner in the fight against COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic, the virus had a major impact on the complaints that drove patients to visit an urgent care center. In fact, according to JUCM research, most of 2019’s top 5 chief complaints fell by at least half as a proportion of all urgent care visits. COVID-19, which was  essentially a …

Read More
Return to Sports in the COVID-19 Era: A Clinical Review

Return to Sports in the COVID-19 Era: A Clinical Review

Urgent message: The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has changed sports as we know it. Returning athletes back to sport safely continues to be widely debated among physicians in cardiology, primary care, infectious disease, and sports medicine. The return-to-play process after a COVID-19 infection will depend on the severity of their infection, duration of symptoms in the context of any concerning past medical history, and/or family history. Brian Harvey, DO and Natalie Stork, MD CASE PRESENTATION A …

Read More