Highlights from the October issue: Emergency Medicine Journal.

Click here for full table of contents Quality care How we care for patients with learning difficulties may vary from country to country but the evidence suggests that few emergency departments are adequately equipped to respond effectively to adolescents and young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In this issue, Lusky et al from Ontario […]

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Primary survey Highlights from the January 2015 issue. Mary Dawood, Editor

A mask tells us more than a face (Editor’s choice) As ED clinicians we often pride ourselves on recognising the sickest patients by how they look, this skill is tacit and one that is the result of experience and longevity in emergency care. Our psychiatric colleagues have long accumulated significant research into disturbances in affect […]

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Highlights from the December edition: EMJ

Paul Middleton: Associate Editor EME Editor’s Choice: ED and GP patients Causes of Emergency department crowding are complex, but the proportion of ‘inappropriate GP patients’ has often dominated the debate. Recent Australian research suggested that ∼10% of patients could be classified as appropriate for general practice, whilst demonstrating that the preferred government methodology doubled these […]

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Highlights from November edition: EMJ

Triage category and prediction of longer-term outcomes Triage identifies patients who require the most urgent attention, and allows stratification of scarce resources. Many emergency presentations conceal a multitude of sins, with few as all-encompassing as syncope. The broad range of conditions that provoke, mimic or originate as syncope means that predicting those most risk in […]

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Highlights from the October issue of EMJ

Emerg Med J 2014;31:793 doi:10.1136/emermed-2014-204282 Highlights from this issue Ian K Maconochie, Deputy editor Conducting emergency research when consent and consultation are a challenge (editor’s choice) Studies in patients with emergency conditions that render them unable to give consent have been very difficult to conduct owing to ethical considerations. The guidance offered in the commentary […]

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