[Emergency medicine: updates 2014]

Rev Med Suisse. 2015 Jan 14;11(456-457):82-6.
[Article in French]


The year 2014 was marked by new therapeutic acquisitions in emergency medicine. Nephrolithiasis likelihood estimation should avoid imaging in patients at high risk. Therapeutic hypothermia post cardio-respiratory arrest has no benefit compared to a strategy of controlled normothermia. Treatment of acute bronchitis with no signs of severity by coamoxicillin or NSAIDs is useless. Adding colchicine to standard treatment of acute pericarditis reduces the rate of recurrence. The D-dimerthreshold adjustment by age reduces the number of imaging in case of low or intermediate risk of pulmonary embolism. Finally, the speed of the initial management of septic shock is crucial to the outcome of patients, but an early invasive monitoring provides no benefit.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Treatment*
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Embolism / therapy
  • Sepsis / therapy