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Archive for September, 2007

Infectious Illness in the Emergency Department

Skin and Soft Tissue

1. Moran, Gregory J., Krishnadasan, Anusha, Gorwitz, Rachel J., Fosheim, Gregory E., McDougal, Linda K., Carey, Roberta B., Talan, David A., the EMERGEncy ID Net Study Group, Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus Infections among Patients in the Emergency Department N Engl J Med 2006 355: 666-674

2. Gabillot-Carré M, Roujeau JC. Acute bacterial skin infections and cellulitis. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2007 Apr;20(2):118-23.

Angela M. Mills and Esther H. Chen, Are Blood Cultures Necessary in Adults With Cellulitis?, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 45, Issue 5, May 2005, Pages 548-549.


1. de Gans J, van de Beek D. Dexamethasone in adults with bacterial meningitis. New England Journal of Medicine 2002;347(20):1549– 56.

2. Michael T Fitch and Diederik van de Beek, Emergency diagnosis and treatment of adult meningitis, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 7, Issue 3, March 2007, Pages 191-200.

3. Karen E. Thomas, Rodrigo Hasbun, James Jekel, and Vincent J. Quagliarello The Diagnostic Accuracy of Kernig’s Sign, Brudzinski’s Sign, and Nuchal Rigidity in Adults with Suspected Meningitis. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2002; 35:46–52.

4. John Attia, MD, PhD; Rose Hatala, MD, MSc; Deborah J. Cook, MD, MSc; Jeffrey G. Wong, MD. Does This Adult Patient Have Acute Meningitis? JAMA. 1999;282:175-181.


1. American College of Emergency Physicians. Clinical policy for the management and risk stratification of community-acquired pneumonia in adults in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2001 Jul;38(1):107-13.

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September 8th, 2007 at 3:40 pm

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