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November 13, 2018

On the Front Lines of Anaphylaxis: Using Data to Save Lives

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Ronna Campbell, M.D., Ph.D.;  Megan Motosue, M.D.; and M. Fernanda Bellolio, M.D.; Mayo Clinic Anaphylaxis is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that affects millions of Americans. Today, nearly 15 million people in the U.S. have a food allergy and numbers are increasing. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can occur within seconds following exposure to an allergen such […]

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Tags: anaphylaxis, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, emergency medicine, M. Fernanda Bellolio, Megan Motosue, OptumLabs, Ronna Campbell


April 12, 2018

We all make mistakes

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

This post is a comment on “Clinical care review systems in healthcare: a systematic review.”Most errors are avoidable in some way or another, the trick is figuring out how to do it. To avoid repeating a mistake, you need to understand why it happened. To understand why it happened, you need to talk about it. […]

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Tags: emergency medicine, Laura Walker


March 2, 2017

Peritonsillar abscess management in the Emergency Department: conservative or surgical approach?

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Author: Dante LS Souza What is Peritonsillar Abscess? Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a collection of pus between the capsule of the palatine tonsil and the pharyngeal muscles. It is the most common deep neck space infection, both in children (49%) and adults (30%), representing  the most frequent indication for non-elective otolaryngological hospital admissions. According to […]

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Tags: emergency department, emergency medicine


February 14, 2017

Is too sick to go home also too sick for the floor?

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

What patients admitted from the Emergency Department to a general floor/ward will deteriorate? Author Shawna Bellew, MD (@SBellzMD) “That patient is going to trigger a rapid response team activation the minute they hit the floor.” Whether said by a nurse, a resident, or the accepting physician, most emergency medicine physicians have heard some version of […]

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Tags: emergency medicine, Shawna Bellew


January 3, 2017

Integrating patient preferences in the delivery of Emergency Care. Kano analysis predicts change in experience.

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

In our publication in Annals of Emergency Medicine, Pilot Study of Kano “Attractive Quality” Techniques to Identify Change in Emergency Department Patient Experience, we describe our efforts to improve our patient’s perception of receiving concern and sensitivity from their healthcare providers. The project originated in 2012, when our patients reported lower than expected ratings of […]

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Tags: emergency department, emergency medicine, Venkatesh Bellamkonda


December 22, 2016

Is there method in the madness: observation vs. full admission

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Last night a 68-year old male presented to the Emergency Department with chest pain. His pain lasted 45 minutes and resolved with 2 nitroglycerin tablets. He has history of coronary artery disease, stents placed within the past 2 years and a previous myocardial infarction. He has hypertension and diabetes. He was pain free by the […]

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Tags: emergency medicine, M. Fernanda Bellolio, OptumLabs


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