Usually, a head CT is not necessary for diagnostic purposes in children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), according to new guidelines from the CDC. Instead, these recommendations suggest clinicians use validated clinical decision rules to identify children with mTBI at low risk for intracranial injury, as well as those at higher risk for the condition who require a head CT.
When a young woman with few conventional atherosclerotic risk factors presents to the ED with possible cardiac symptoms, clinicians are urged to consider spontaneous coronary artery dissection, according to a recent American Heart Association scientific statement.
Is it better for patients presenting to the ED with nonpurulent skin and soft tissue infections to receive IV antibiotics, or will oral therapy suffice? Because guideline recommendations are unclear, researchers sought more information.