Risk stratification in emergency patients by copeptin
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:80 (16 May 2014)
Copeptin is strongly associated with short-, mid- and long-term mortality in patients admitted into the emergency department, suggesting that copeptin measurements could be used to stratify high risk patients and guide clinical decision-making.
Predictive score for mortality in patients with COPD exacerbations attending hospital emergency departments
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:66 (23 April 2014)
A clinical score predicts short-term mortality risk in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that attend the emergency department, suggesting the score could help guide clinical decision making.
Who uses emergency departments inappropriately and when - a national cross-sectional study using a monitoring data system
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:258 (13 December 2013)
In an examination of 15 million Emergency Department (ED) visits in England, 11% are classified as inappropriate, suggesting that public education and access to primary care should be targeted to help reduce the burden on emergency services.
Impact of diuretic therapy-associated electrolyte disorders present on admission to the emergency department: a cross-sectional analysis
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:83 (27 March 2013)
Patients on diuretics have a high prevalence of electrolyte disorders on admission to the emergency room and diuretic therapy is associated with in-hospital mortality, suggesting alternative treatment could be considered for at-risk patients.