Violence involving firearms is a leading cause of death among US youth ages 14 to 24. The emergency department is the primary medical setting for care of assault-injured youth and an underused but important setting for violence-prevention programs.
Among assault-injured youth seeking emergency department care, firearm possession rates are high, most obtained outside of legal channels. Higher rates of negative retaliatory attitudes and substance use among those youth with firearms increases risk of future lethal violence.
Among infants with birth weights of 501 to 1500 g born between 2000 and 2009, mortality and major morbidities among survivors declined.
Obstetrical and neonatal care practices for infants 501 to 1500 g changed significantly from 2000 and 2009, particularly decreased conventional ventilation and use of steroids for chronic lung disease and increased nasal continuous positive airway pressure and surfactant treatment after delivery.
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a short-term complication of type 1 diabetes...