Scheduling appendicectomy within 24 hours does not increase the risk of appendiceal perforation compared with scheduling surgery within 8 hours.
Ingesting magnets, especially rare earth metal magnets, can lead to high morbidity and mortality.
The time needed for a clinician to perform a point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is about 6 minutes.
There is no evidence of an effect of hypertonic saline compared with mannitol on long-term neurological outcome.
Patients with mandible fractures are unable to perform the tongue blade test and are indicated for imaging study such as CT scan. If you can successfully break the tongue depressor in a tongue blade test, it would be reasonable to forego imaging.
Patients with HIV infection are at a higher risk for acute coronary syndrome even in the absence of other risk factors.
A universal "load and go" strategy may not meet the needs of all patients in traumatic arrest. Priorities of prehospital trauma resuscitation include: hemorrhage control, airway management, and blood product resuscitation.