This Medical News article discusses how hospitals and communities are preparing for mass shootings and other acts of mass violence.
A 67-year-old man receiving rituximab for membranous nephropathy presented with volume overload and a hyperpigmented, gray-brown patch on his mid and lower back. He reported long-term use of a heating pad for chronic back pain but denied experiencing burns or thermal trauma. What would you do next?
This population epidemiology study uses US National Vital Statistics System and WHO Mortality Database data to estimate differences in life expectancy between the United States and other high-income countries attributable to injury.
This study uses National Electronic Injury Surveillance System data to describe trends in adult cycling injuries and related hospital admissions in the United States.
This randomized trial reports that among patients with severe trauma and major bleeding, early administration of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 ratio compared with a 1:1:2 ratio did not result in significant differences in mortality at 24 hours or at 30 days.
van Zanten and coauthors found that critically ill patients breathing with the aid of ventilation in intensive care units did not experience improvement in infectious complications when receiving immune-modulating nutrients compared with standard high-protein enteral nutrition.
To review and summarize the evidence for how best to identify individuals in need of disaster mental health services and triage them to appropriate care, North and Pfefferbaum conducted a search of the peer-reviewed English-language literature on disaster mental health response.
Crosby discusses the importance of and methods for obtaining refugee trauma histories and recognizing the psychological and physical manifestations of trauma characteristic of refugees, and explores how cultural differences and limited English proficiency affect the refugee patient–clinician relationship.