Patients treated in 11 large trauma centers failed to get appropriate follow-up to mild traumatic brain injury. In fact, according to a recent study, many don’t even receive educational materials about their injury.
One might assume patients presenting to an ED with sepsis are automatically admitted to the hospital. However, a presentation at the recent American Thoracic Society's annual international conference in San Diego revealed some surprising statistics and, perhaps, even more shocking patient results.
Based on treatment guidelines, emergency clinicians sometimes are hesitant to use IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) in stroke patients on anticoagulation therapy. Yet research discussed at the International Stroke Conference earlier this year indicates that being on anticoagulants should not prohibit tPA use in acute ischemic stroke patients, study authors determined.