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This podcast, Dr. Wheatley and Dr. Osborne discuss some of the newest literature as it pertains to obs. Instead of butchering these innocent people's names, we put the info here!


First we discussed this hot hot article from NEJM.

Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism among Patients Hospitalized for Syncope.

N Engl J Med. 2016 Oct 20;375(16):1524-1531.

Prandoni P


Then we talked about this correlating study.

Short-term Prognosis and Current Management of Syncopal Patients at Intermediate Risk: Results from the IRiS (Intermediate-Risk Syncope) Study.

Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Aug;23(8):941-8. doi: 10.1111/acem.13013. Epub 2016 Aug 1.

Numeroso F


Then we talked about this interesting abstract. This is from the forum at ACEP and you can click the link to the PDF. It's abstract 76.

Effect of a Sickle Cell Vaso-occlusive Crisis Observation Unit Pathway on the Admission Rate for Frequent Emergency Department Users

Loeffler P, Sturgis L, Muelller T, Gibson R, Lyon M/Augusta University, Augusta, GA


Then we finished with AHRQ study. It's also free can be found here!


We hope you enjoy!




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