Nurses’ strike ends in Twin Cities

From the Star Tribune:

Nurses laid down rain-drenched picket signs and went back to work Friday, but the end of their massive one-day strike didn’t mean an end to the acrimony between their union and management at 14 Twin Cities hospitals.

Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism

From the Annals of Emergency Medicine:

Cost-Effectiveness of Strategies for Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism Among Emergency Department Patients Presenting With Undifferentiated Symptoms

Conclusion: When pulmonary embolism is suspected in the ED, use of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay D-dimer assay, often at cutoffs higher than those currently in use (for patients in whom deep venous thrombosis is not clinically suspected), followed by compression ultrasonography as appropriate, can reduce costs and improve outcomes.