Abstracts in Urgent Care – April 2022

Abstracts in Urgent Care – April 2022

Pediatric Pneumonia Signs and Symptoms of Cauda Equina Syndrome Removing ‘Stuck’ Rings Central vs Peripheral Acute Vertigo Zinc and Viral RTIs in Adults Nathan M. Finnerty, MD, FACEP; Joshua W. Russell, MD, MSc, FAAEM, FACEP; and Brett C. Ebeling, MD How Long Should Pediatric Pneumonia Be Treated? Take-home point: Lower-dose and shorter-duration amoxicillin treatment was noninferior to standard regimens for outpatient treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in this trial. Citation: Bielicki JA, Stӧhr W, Barratt …

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The Dizzy Patient in the Urgent Care Setting

The Dizzy Patient in the Urgent Care Setting

Urgent message: “Dizziness” can prove to be one of the more vexing complaints encountered in urgent care. To provide appropriate care, the clinician must understand whether the patient is experiencing near-syncope, disequilibrium, ill-defined light-headedness, or vertigo. Martin Samuels, MD, DSc (hon), FAAN, MACP The problem of dizziness can be one of the most exasperating in the practice of medicine. Physicians all know that sinking feeling elicited by the patient who sits down and, when one …

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