Frequency of Abnormal and Critical Lab Results in Older Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Syncope

Title

Frequency of Abnormal and Critical Lab Results in Older Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Syncope

Creator

Moore Andrew B; Su Erica; Weiss Robert E; Yagapen Annick N; Malveau Susan E; Adler David H; Bastani Aveh; Baugh Christopher W; Caterino Jeffrey M; Clark Carol L; Diercks Deborah B; Hollander Judd E; Nicks Bret A; Nishijima Daniel K; Shah Manish N; Stiffler Kirk A; Storrow Alan B; Wilber Scott T; Sun Benjamin C

Publisher

Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Date

2019
2019-12-14

Description

Syncope is a common and costly chief complaint among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), accounting for 740,000 ED visits annually with an estimated annual cost of $2.4 billion per year in the United States.1,2 Syncope presents a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians in the ED since differentiating serious and benign causes of syncope can be challenging, particularly in the older adult. Routine laboratory testing with complete blood count (CBC) and basic metabolic panel (BMP) is commonly ordered for patients presenting to the ED with syncope.

Identifier

PMID: 31837233

Format

Journal Article

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Rights

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ISSN

1553-2712

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Emergency Medicine

Update Year & Number

January 2020 Update

Affiliated Hospital

Summa Health Akron

Citation

Moore Andrew B; Su Erica; Weiss Robert E; Yagapen Annick N; Malveau Susan E; Adler David H; Bastani Aveh; Baugh Christopher W; Caterino Jeffrey M; Clark Carol L; Diercks Deborah B; Hollander Judd E; Nicks Bret A; Nishijima Daniel K; Shah Manish N; Stiffler Kirk A; Storrow Alan B; Wilber Scott T; Sun Benjamin C, “Frequency of Abnormal and Critical Lab Results in Older Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Syncope,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 24, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10939.

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