Preliminary findings from a concise emergency department model to predict anaphylaxis and develop a clinical decision support tool

Article: Preliminary findings from a concise emergency department model to predict anaphylaxis and develop a clinical decision support tool

Authors: Sangil Lee MD, MS, Cassandra Hardy BS, Morgan Bobb Swanson BS, Karisa Harland MPH, PhD, Azeemuddin Ahmed MD, MBA and Zuhair Ballas MD

Journal: J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Apr 9. pii: S2213-2198(19)30373-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2019.04.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Excerpt:
We aimed to identify the key features of anaphylaxis (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes T78.0-T78.2) from our ongoing prospective observational study at a 60,000-visit per year rural Midwest academic medical center ED. Our objective was to develop a prediction model for anaphylaxis in the ED and explore the possibility of developing and validating an anaphylaxis CDS. Our hypothesis is that the combination of clinical signs and symptoms will enable us to identify anaphylaxis meeting the NIAID/FAAN criteria and its related complications better than the clinical impression.

Link to journal online:
https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/playContent/1-s2.0-S2213219819303733

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