Fluoroquinolone Warning FDA

Dear VEP Providers, This is a reminder and an update regarding the FDA position on the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Levaquin, Cipro, others). The FDA position is that the risks of fluoroquinolones outweigh the benefits for acute bacterial sinusitis, acute...

PE Risk Stratification And Thrombolysis

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Stratification and Thrombolysis When it comes to pulmonary embolism (PE), making the diagnosis is often the most difficult part.  Treatment is usually straightforward – SQ or IV anticoagulation.  Sometimes, though, the patient is really ill and...

VEP Health Advisory: 14 Measles Cases

  Dear Providers, The California Department of Public Health has sent out an alert about 14 known measles cases in California.  5 of the patients recently traveled to the Philippines or had contact with international travelers.  3 patients had contact with known...

Influenza Guidelines

Dear Providers, Influenza is in the news again.  As far as VEP sites are concerned, the CDC reports widespread influenza activity in California and Texas, with less activity in New Mexico and Tennessee.  This pattern is corroborated by many of our ED Medical...

Measles Alert

Dear VEP Providers, Please take a minute to read the following information about measles (rubeola).  It combines info from the CDC, ACEP, and multiple state departments of public health. OVER 100 CASES OF MEASLES have been reported in 2015 so far, mostly in California...
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