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ICU Management

New tool for detecting aneurysm risk in ER headache patients

2017 14 Nov

Identifying headache patients who are at risk of aneurysms can be difficult as they often seem otherwise well. In view of this, researchers at The Ottawa Hospital (Ontario) have developed a new tool designed to help emergency departments identify high-risk patients and improve survival rates. The tool is called The Ottawa Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Rule... Read more

IMAGING Management

CT for Atraumatic Headache in ER Patients: Good or Bad?

2016 13 Dec

A new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology shows that patients who underwent CT examination for atraumatic headache in an initial emergency department (ED) visit were less likely to return to the ED within 30 days. However, researchers caution that the study should not be misinterpreted as a call for increasing the practice of... Read more