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Morphine after tonsillectomy 'potentially life-threatening' for children

Study halted after researchers find that the use of morphine to relief pain in children after tonsillectomy surgery led to dangerous respiratory problems.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Study finds genetic predisposition for noise-induced hearing loss

In a new genome-wide association study, an international team led by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) neuroscientists has found evidence that some people may be...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Drugs to prevent hearing loss expected within 5 years

The first drugs to treat hearing conditions could be available by 2020 according to a new report launched by charity Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID).  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Four ways to prevent hearing loss in young people

A recent report from the World Health Organization shows that more than 1 billion teens and young adults are at risk of Hearing loss.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Inherited gene variations tied to treatment-related hearing loss in cancer patients

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified inherited genetic variations associated with hearing loss in young cancer patients treated with cisplatin, a drug widely used to...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Salicylates, a class of NSAIDs, stop vestibular schwannomas growth

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology have demonstrated that...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Patient older age not an issue in revision cochlear implantation

Older age of a patient does not appear to be an issue when revision cochlear implantation is warranted because of device failure, according to a report published online by JAMA...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Risk of hearing loss may be eliminated by new version of common antibiotic

On Christmas Eve, 2002, Bryce Faber was diagnosed with a deadly cancer called neuroblastoma.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Could a Sore Throat Indicate Something More Serious? CME/CE

: Pharyngitis in young adults with negative test results for streptococcal infection could indicate an infection with Fusobacterium necrophorum, which can lead to serious complications.  
medscape.org
over 6 years ago
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When Chronic Hoarseness Isn't Reflux Disease

Chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, and other vocal behaviors don't always signal reflux disease. Think habituation, says Dr David Johnson, and help the patient learn to break the harmful cycle.  
medscape.com
over 6 years ago
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Medical Concept - Vertigo: The Basics - CanadiEM

In this post, Romesa Khalid reviews the basics of vertigo, including central and peripheral causes.  
boringem.org
over 6 years ago
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More tracheostomy emergencies... - INTENSIVE

A collection of resources for medical staff dealing with tracheostomy emergencies including obstructed, displaced and bleeding tracheostomies.  
intensiveblog.com
over 6 years ago
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otitis-media

Otitis media is the primary reason that children in western developed nations spend 6-7 weeks per year taking antibiotics before their 2nd birthday. Seriously. Is it worth it? What’s in it for them? What’s in it for moms and dads? Who are we helping and who are we hurting?  
smartem.org
over 6 years ago
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treatment-acute-pharyngitis

At 14 million outpatient visits each year pharyngitis (sore throat) is a common complaint in any emergency department. This is an arena, however, where professional society guidelines and conventional teaching do not do justice to the existing data. We scoured the world’s literature for high quality data, and offer a comprehensive review of potential benefits and harms of antibiotic and symptom therapy for streptococcal pharyngitis.  
smartem.org
over 6 years ago
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treatment-acute-pharyngitis

At 14 million outpatient visits each year pharyngitis (sore throat) is a common complaint in any emergency department. This is an arena, however, where professional society guidelines and conventional teaching do not do justice to the existing data. We scoured the world’s literature for high quality data, and offer a comprehensive review of potential benefits and harms of antibiotic and symptom therapy for streptococcal pharyngitis.  
smartem.org
over 6 years ago
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Direct Laryngoscopy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThISkClbv7o   This week we have another awesome post from Dr. Eric Shappell!  This is an excerpt on DL from his video on Introduction to Intubation. Check out his YouTube site for more fantastic EM videos!  https://www.youtube.com/user/ericshappell  
emin5.com
over 6 years ago
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Is Topical Tranexamic Acid Better Than Nasal Packing for Anterior Epistaxis?

Is Topical Tranexamic Acid Better Than Nasal Packing for Anterior Epistaxis?  
acepnow.com
over 6 years ago
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Prophylactic Antibiotics for Epistaxis: Where’s the Evidence? - Emergency Physicians Monthly

Epistaxis is a common problem, with a lifetime incidence of about 60%. While the majority of cases do not require medical attention, epistaxis remains a common presenting complaint in the ED.  
epmonthly.com
over 6 years ago
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Nose Bleed Epistaxis

Epistaxis is a frequent complaint. 60% of the population will suffer from a nose bleed during their lifetime, and 6% will require medical attention. Outline of diagnosis and management in the emergency department setting.  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 6 years ago
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Management of Epistaxis - American Family Physician

Family physicians frequently encounter patients with epistaxis (nasal bleeding). In rare cases, this condition may lead to massive bleeding and even death. Although epistaxis can have an anterior or posterior source, it most often originates in the anterior nasal cavity. A directed history and physical examination generally determine the cause of the bleeding. Both local and systemic processes can play a role in epistaxis. Nasal bleeding usually responds to first-aid measures such as compression. When epistaxis does not respond to simple measures, the source of the bleeding should be located and treated appropriately. Treatments to be considered include topical vasoconstriction, chemical cautery, electrocautery, nasal packing (nasal tampon or gauze impregnated with petroleum jelly), posterior gauze packing, use of a balloon system (including a modified Foley catheter), and arterial ligation or embolization. Topical or systemic antibiotics should be used in selected patients. Hospital admission should be considered for patients with significant comorbid conditions or complications of blood loss. Referral to an otolaryngologist is appropriate when bleeding is refractory, complications are present, or specialized treatment (balloon placement, arterial ligation, angiographic arterial embolization) is required.  
aafp.org
over 6 years ago