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High number of sports-related eye injuries in US
From 2010 to 2013, approximately 30,000 individuals a year reported to emergency departments in the United States with sports-related eye injuries, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. (2016-11-03)

Kids most likely to suffer sport-related eye injuries
Roughly 30,000 sports-related eye injuries serious enough to end in a visit to the emergency room occur each year in the United States, and the majority happen to those under the age of 18, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. (2016-11-03)

WHO Trauma Care Checklist improves care for injured patients
Injury is responsible for more than 10 percent of the global burden of disease, killing more people each year than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. More than 90 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Injury is also the leading cause of death in adolescents globally. (2016-11-02)

What are costs, consequences associated with misdiagnosed cellulitis?
Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection and a new study published online by JAMA Dermatology suggests misdiagnosis of the condition is associated with unnecessary hospitalizations and antibiotic use, as well as avoidable health care spending. (2016-11-02)

Prostate drug offers new relief for kidney stone suffers
A drug used to treat prostate cancer has been shown to also help treat kidney stones. The drug was trialled across several Australian hospitals, with patients who received the treatment passing large kidney stones more often than the placebo group. The outcomes could led to a reduction in patients requiring more complicated treatment, including surgery. (2016-11-02)

Stopped hearts need more research to start: Review shows lack of cardiac arrest studies
Hundreds of thousands of times a year in the US, a heart stops suddenly. Only one person in 10 survives a cardiac arrest, but new research shows a huge lack of studies aimed at improving care and survival. (2016-10-27)

Have a dental emergency? Your smartphone may soon be able to help you avoid trip to the ER
A novel mobile application enabling smartphones to capture and transmit images from inside the mouth, along with details on the dental emergency to provide the information dentists need to make a decision on what -- and how urgently -- care is needed has been developed and tested. (2016-10-27)

Two Mount Sinai researchers elected to National Academy of Medicine
Alison M. Goate, D.Phil, Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology and Genetic and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Lynne D. Richardson, MD, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Population Health Science and Policy, have been elected as two of 79 new members to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly known as The Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2016-10-26)

Uninsured children more often transferred from ERs than those with private insurance
New research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 National Conference & Exhibition found that uninsured children in emergency departments had almost four times the odds of being transferred to another facility for admission compared to patients with private insurance. (2016-10-21)

Study examines suicides publicized on social media and teens' ER visits
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults in Canada and the United States. New research questions whether there is a link between adolescent suicide highly publicized on social media with an increase in emergency departments visits by teens for suicidal thoughts and attempts. (2016-10-21)

Visits to pediatric emergency departments for headache pain in children are on the rise
Evidence shows pediatric emergency departments are seeing a steady increase in the number of children going to the hospital for headaches, and new research to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco supports this worrisome trend. (2016-10-21)

35 percent of injury-related ER visits in Ghana alcohol-related
Researchers conducted a cross-sectional chart review of 1,085 patients older than 18 who presented to the KATH emergency department within eight hours of an injury and found 382 subjects, or 35 percent, tested positive for any level of alcohol in their systems. (2016-10-21)

Allina Health researchers present LifeCourse findings at national palliative care conference
Allina Health researchers find that late life care can be sustainable and improve quality of life for patients, families and caregivers. (2016-10-20)

Pitt to lead trauma network, up to $90M in Department of Defense-funded trauma research
The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences has been awarded a US Department of Defense contract that could lead to $90 million in research over the next decade to improve trauma care for both civilians and military personnel. (2016-10-19)

U-M becomes training site for NIH career development program in emergency care research
The University of Michigan was recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish an institutional career development program for advanced training in emergency critical care research. (2016-10-19)

'Any enrollment, any time': Penn Acute Research Collaboration supports lifesaving research
To address these gaps in research for patients with life-threatening injuries and illnesses, on Thursday, Penn Medicine will formally launch the Penn Acute Research Collaboration, a first-of-its-kind initiative to give a much needed shot of support to research projects in emergency departments, trauma bays, operating rooms, and intensive care units. (2016-10-19)

Elder abuse under-identified in US emergency departments
In a new study published this week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers used a nationally-representative dataset to estimate the frequency with which emergency providers make a formal diagnosis of elder abuse. The answer: 1 in 7,700 visits. (2016-10-18)

Study shows major omission in evidence of 'weekend effect' on mortality rates in hospitals
According to new research in the BMJ Quality & Safety journal, previous studies showing an increased risk of mortality following admission to hospital at weekends have failed to take account of the higher severity of patients' conditions. (2016-10-18)

Leading organizations train 100,000 people in CPR on Restart a Heart Day
Thousands of people die every year because people are not carrying out life saving CPR on cardiac arrest victims before emergency services arrive, according to new research from the British Heart Foundation. (2016-10-17)

Single home visit significantly improves adherence, reduces exacerbations in patients with severe as
A single home visit to patients with severe asthma or COPD may significantly improve patient adherence with office visits and inhaler use and may reduce severe exacerbations requiring emergency department visits. (2016-10-17)

Conflicting perception of family presence during resuscitation
A study from St. Barnabas Hospital (SBH Health System Bronx) analyzed the perceptions and attitudes of the health care team about family presence during resuscitation. These attitudes varied among the staff roles and locations in the hospital. (2016-10-17)

20 percent of emergency department visits preventable, of which half are cardiovascular disease
Twenty percent of emergency department visits are preventable, of which half are for cardiovascular disease, reveals research presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016. (2016-10-16)

Many alcohol-related injuries occur at home
Of all alcohol-related injuries in various public hospital emergency departments in Queensland, Australia, more occurred at home than at licensed premises. (2016-10-13)

Many adolescent girls with leukemia are not being screened for pregnancy before beginning chemotherapy
A new study indicates that adolescent females with acute leukemia have low rates of pregnancy screening prior to receiving chemotherapy that can cause birth defects. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. (2016-10-12)

Diagnosis of cancer as a medical emergency leads to poorer prognosis for many patients
Too many patients -- particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds -- are being diagnosed with cancer as medical emergencies, say researchers. This means that their chances of successful treatment are greatly reduced. (2016-10-11)

Collecting injury data could reduce A&E attendances
A study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, has found data on injuries can be collected relatively easily at A&E departments to help understand injury patterns in communities. (2016-10-11)

Preserving the power of antibiotics
News release describes efforts to address inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in emergency departments and urgent-care centers nationwide, which a JAMA study published this past May found rates as high as 50 percent for acute respiratory infections in US emergency departments. Now the CDC has awarded UC Davis ED physician Larissa May a one-year grant to test two educational and behavioral interventions for physicians in emergency settings in California and Colorado. (2016-10-06)

To help or not to help?
Emergency situations amplify individual tendencies to behave egoistically or prosocially. (2016-10-05)

Increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria hinders treatment of kidney infections
The increase in illnesses and deaths linked to medication-resistant bacteria has been well-documented by researchers and received extensive public attention in recent years. Now, UCLA-led research shows how these bacteria are making it more difficult to treat a common but severe kidney infection. (2016-10-04)

Avoiding hospitalization for certain low-risk acute medical conditions appears safe
A comprehensive review of studies evaluating strategies for treating certain acute medical conditions without hospital admission finds that all four evaluated strategies appear to be safe, often improve patient and caregiver satisfaction, and reduce health care costs. (2016-10-03)

Massachusetts General-led team to investigate impact of airway microbiome on childhood asthma
A multi-institutional research team led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator is among the recipients of new National Institutes of Health grants through the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes initiative. The ECHO program will investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development -- from conception through early childhood - influences the health of children and adolescents. (2016-10-03)

DOD grant explores new drugs to thwart impact of trauma, stroke, and cardiac arrest
A $2.3 million Department of Defense grant will help neuroscientists develop new treatments for the emergency room and the battlefield. The research will focus on the development of new therapies that could help protect brain and other at risk organs following a trauma, heart attack, or stroke. (2016-09-07)

Lengthy ER visits for psychiatric patients often result in transfer, not treatment
A new study found that people who visit emergency rooms for mental health care were transferred to another facility at six times the rate of people who visit ERs for non-psychiatric conditions, and could wait almost two hours longer. The study is published today in Health Affairs and highlights a persisting shortfall in emergency psychiatric services in the country. (2016-09-07)

New research shows link between extended GP surgery hours and fewer A&E visits
Patients who had access to GP surgeries with longer opening times in evenings and at weekend visited accident and emergence departments far fewer times than those who did not have similar access to primary care. (2016-09-06)

Rumor patterns on social media during emergencies -- Ben-Gurion U. study
Chat and social media apps like WhatsApp and Facebook have drastically sped up the pace of rumor proliferation during emergencies. The research was conducted in real-time to identify the rumors that had spread on WhatsApp in Israel, but mainly to trace their source and the people disseminating them. (2016-09-06)

Extending primary care hours is linked to fewer emergency department visits
Keeping primary care practices open for more hours on nights and weekends was linked to a reduction in patient-initiated emergency department visits for minor problems, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by William Whittaker of University of Manchester, UK, and colleagues. (2016-09-06)

Screening for suicidal thoughts and behaviors declines with patient age
In a recent analysis of patient charts from eight different emergency departments, documented screening for self-harm, suicide ideation, or suicide attempts declined with age, from approximately 81 percent in younger age groups to a low of 68 percent among those aged greater than or equal to 85 years. (2016-09-06)

Study suggests size of Zika epidemic may be underestimated
A study at the São José do Rio Preto Medical School (FAMERP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, suggests official statistics may underestimate the size of the epidemic caused by Zika virus. Some cases of Zika may be misreported as dengue. Uncertainty about the statistics tends to undermine the effectiveness of public policy to prevent and treat diseases, the authors also argue. (2016-08-31)

Children with asthma attacks triggered by colds less responsive to standard treatment
A study published in the medical journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, confirms that respiratory viral detection, not child's age, explains the high rate of hospitalization for asthma attacks in children under six. (2016-08-30)

Five-year study reveals patients operated on at night twice as likely to die as patients who have daytime operations
New research presented at this year's World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Hong Kong Aug. 28-Sept. 2 shows that patients who have surgery during the night are twice as likely to die as patients operated on during regular working hours. (2016-08-29)

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