Tag: Haloperidol

AID-ICU Trial: Haloperidol for Treatment of ICU Delirium

Background Information: Delirium is a common and serious condition in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). It is estimated to affect 30-50% of patients in the ICU and haloperidol is the most frequently used agent in treatment (3).  One …

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The HaVOC Trial: IV Haloperidol vs Ondansetron for Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome

Background/Introduction: Emergency department visits related to cannabis use appear to be increasing nationally secondary to continued trends of legalization, decriminalization, or less restrictive medical cannabis use laws in many states. The number of individuals with daily cannabis use in the …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

Haloperidol for Treatment of Headache in the Emergency Department

Background Information: Headache is a common chief complaint that emergency physicians encounter almost every day and sometimes multiple times in each shift. In fact, headache is the fifth leading cause of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED).1 Current first-line …

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Diabetic Gastroparesis Needs HUGS

Background: Anyone practicing in emergency medicine has taken care of a patient with diabetic gastroparesis.  Although, it is not a sexy topic to discuss, nor a disease process associated with significant mortality, it is associated with decreased quality of life, …

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Endocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and Electrolytes