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American College of Emergency Physicians 2013

The American College of Emergency Physicians 2013 Scientific Assembly features updates on the most pressing issues facing medicine today with a wide offering of courses and workshops on how to manage conditions from cardiac arrhythmias and endocrine and metabolic crises to trauma, dermatologic conditions and sports injuries. The editors at ConsultantLive have captured the highlights of the meeting with reports on key presentations.


Here: tips from top articles culled from the emergency medical literature, with take-home lessons for primary care.

Attention to detail and a systematic approach combined with the knowledge and use of specific diagnostic exam tests will help minimize missing common orthopedic soft tissue injuries. Tips here.

Awareness of medical conditions and drugs that can suppress the immune system or cause other complications is key to providing safe and appropriate care for immunosuppressed patients. Details here.

Parents with overweight children did not perceive the extra weight as a health risk.

A significant proportion of patients who visit emergency departments (EDs) with opioid overdoses (ODs) also suffer from comorbid mental health disorders, circulatory diseases, and respiratory diseases, according to the results of a new study presented on October 14, 2013, at the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting in Seattle.

Keeping your patients satisfied can help keep you sane—and possibly even happy. Here: strategies for enhancing clinician/patient communications.

Here: a fruitful approach to the evaluation of dizziness that focuses on timing, triggers, and associated symptoms, followed by a complaint-directed physical exam with special attention to specific germane aspects of the neurologic exam and (when indicated) selective testing.


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