- Soft tissue infections and emergency department disposition: predicting the need for inpatient admissionAlfredo Sabbaj
Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Acad Emerg Med 16:1290-7. 2009..This study's objective was to generate a clinical decision rule to predict the need for greater than 24-hour hospital admission for patients presenting to the ED with soft tissue infection...
- Association between a positive ED FAST examination and therapeutic laparotomy in normotensive blunt trauma patientsMark Moylan
Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97201 3098, USA
J Emerg Med 33:265-71. 2007..Among normotensive blunt trauma patients, there was a strong association between a positive FAST and the need for therapeutic laparotomy. Very few normotensive patients with a negative FAST required therapeutic laparotomy...
- Principles of basic wound evaluation and management in the emergency departmentRyan H DeBoard
Department of Emergency Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Bldg 9040, Fitzsimmons Drive, Tacoma, WA 98431, USA
Emerg Med Clin North Am 25:23-39. 2007..The meticulous and methodical management of traumatic wounds described in this article will assist the emergency physician in decreasing overall complication rates and help improve patient satisfaction...