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A 2015 study showed that when patients with opioid use disorder were started on buprenorphine with a behavioral intervention in the ED, they were 80% more likely to remain in treatment at 30 days.
COVID-19 has brought challenges that those in emergency medicine have worked tirelessly to address. The challenge of the increased pediatric abuse cases and limitations on reporting is no different, a
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted EM residents from Chicago's Swedish Hospital to reach out to their community, visiting local businesses to help educate and protect citizens.
One of our nation's greatest health challenges is the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus, which is expected to swell by more than 50% by 2035. Many of these diabetic patients will lack both primar
Ongoing barriers to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder contribute to a major care gap, with only 10% of patients seeking long-term OUD treatment able to receive it. It's time to imp
In 2018, statistics show 15,605 children and adolescents were conīŦrmed victims of physical abuse in the United States. It is vital to ensure a safe disposition for pediatric patients, as further harm
Protests have become a more common occurrence in 2020, and emergency physicians are seeing an increase in riot-related injuries in their hospitals. Become familiar with the weapons in the tactical and
Emergency physicians are in a unique position to recognize human trafficking, as the emergency department may be the first or only contact a victim has with the medical community. This is why it is im
Do you know how to recognize potential victims of human trafficking in your ED? Know the signs and have strategies in place to offer care.
Environmental catastrophes bring patients into the ED who are uniquely vulnerable, such as individuals without homes, the uninsured, and other marginalized populations. Health professionals should not