Showing compassion to patients in the ED with a life threatening emergency reduced the odds of PTSD at one month.
There was no difference in levetiracetam vs phenytoin as second-line agents after benzodiazepines for pediatric status epilepticus in median time to seizure cessation. Levetiracetam may have other advantages, as it is able to be given over 5 minutes (vs 20 minutes for phenytoin) and causes fewer adverse effects.
Combining a Δ1h high-sensitivity troponin (hsTn) with the HEART score in a diagnostic algorithm helped decrease admission rates (59% to 33%) and median health-care costs ($1,748 to $1,079) with no significant difference in clinical outcomes. It is important to realize that this study was not randomized and was underpowered to detect differences in clinical outcome.