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Clinical Studies

State-level economic costs of opioid use disorder and fatal opioid overdose

April 16, 2021

Published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The U.S. economic cost of opioid use disorder ($471 billion) and fatal opioid overdose ($550 billion) during 2017 totaled $1,021 billion. In the 39 jurisdictions studied, combined costs of opioid use disorder and fatal opioid overdose varied from $985 million in Wyoming to $72,583 million in Ohio.

Wound Healing and the Shaw Scalpel

March 13, 2021

Wound Healing and the Shaw Scalpel Author: Donna J. Millay, MD; Ted A. Cook, MD; Robert E. Brummett, PhD: Edward L. Nelson; Patricia L. O’Neill, PhD

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome in a High School Soccer Player

February 18, 2021

This case of a young 15-year-old high school soccer play demonstrates why chronic exertional compartment syndrome should be considered by emergency medicine physicians, coaches, trainers, therapists, and others with patients with more serious pain associated with exercise that does not cease with rest. Abstract Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is a condition that commonly affects

Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Lower Leg: A Difficult Diagnosis?

February 9, 2021

The time between diagnosis and treatment of compartment syndrome can determine the ultimate outcome for the patient. Though diagnosis can be difficult, it should be treated as a surgical emergency and assessed immediately. Abstract This case looks at three patients who developed acute compartment syndrome of the lower leg. Their diagnoses were delayed, and they

Complications and Comorbidities in Hispanic Patients Who Develop Traumatic and Non-traumatic Acute Compartment Syndrome

February 2, 2021

This study aimed to identify risk factors for the traumatic and non-traumatic presentation of Acute Compartment Syndrome (ACS) within a majority Hispanic population by examining the medical records of different patients. Abstract This four-year retrospective analysis of 26 traumatic and 21 non-traumatic Hispanic patient cases presenting with ACS determined that 1) traumatic ACS occurred in

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