Articles address impact of hospital patient admission rule on emergency medicine, prevalence and risk of VTE disease in pregnancy
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 33 – No 04 – April 2014
I wanted you to know that I have cited Paul Kivela’s short piece on the two-midnight rule (“Counting on Emergency Medicine with the Two-Midnight Rule,” February ACEP Now) in an email to my partners. And from your piece (“Pregnancy and Clots: What’s True and What’s Not,”), I didn’t know that VTE disease was fairly evenly distributed throughout pregnancy. I thought, like many other physicians, that it was more a third-trimester/postpartum problem. Thank you for that bit of knowledge that, interestingly, I applied two nights ago with a pregnant patient.
—Bradford L. Walters, MD, FACEP
Royal Oak, Mich.