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Illegal urban off-road vehicles as risky as motorcycles in cities
People who illegally ride off-road vehicles, such as dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles, on city streets suffer similar crash injuries as motorcyclists, but are less likely to die even though many riders don't wear helmets, according to a Rutgers researcher. (2019-10-10)
One in three young adults receive medication for opioid use disorder after overdose
A new study found that one in three young adults receive medication for opioid use disorder within 12 months of a non-fatal opioid overdose. (2019-10-08)
Young infants with fever may be more likely to develop infections
Infants with a high fever may be at increased risk for infections, according to research from Penn State College of Medicine. (2019-10-07)
Community responders more likely to seek help during overdose when naloxone does not work
Calling emergency services is an integral part of overdose response training. (2019-10-07)
Coordinated care model leads to decreases in unscheduled, preventable hospitalizations
Oregon Medicaid enrollees are less likely to make unscheduled trips to the hospital following the implementation of the state's accountable-care model, new research shows. (2019-10-07)
Study shows reduced Illinois Medicaid spending in pediatric population, limited savings from care coordination
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are reporting in JAMA Network Open that Medicaid expenditures for children and young adults have decreased in Illinois. (2019-10-04)
AI system accurately detects key findings in chest X-rays of pneumonia patients within 10 seconds
From 20 minutes or more to 10 seconds. Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University say 10 seconds is about how quickly a new system they studied that utilizes artificial intelligence took to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of patients in the emergency department suspected of having pneumonia. (2019-09-30)
Taxi drivers face highest levels of black carbon compared to other professional drivers
Professional drivers working in congested cities are exposed to black carbon levels that are on average a third higher than would be experienced at a busy roadside, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (2019-09-28)
Study casts doubt on effectiveness of named GP scheme
An NHS scheme to give every patient aged 75 and over in England a named GP responsible for their care has failed to deliver hoped-for improvements, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care. (2019-09-23)
CU researchers: Fast MRIs offer alternative to CT scans for pediatric head injuries
Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have released a study that shows that a new imaging method 'fast MRI' is effective in identifying traumatic brain injuries in children, and can avoid exposure to ionizing radiation and anesthesia. (2019-09-18)
Inconsistencies between electronic health record, physicians' observed behaviors
A study of nine emergency department residents reports inconsistencies between the electronic medical record and physicians' behaviors observed and recorded during patient encounters. (2019-09-18)
Poor diabetes control costs the NHS in England £3 billion a year in potentially avoidable hospital treatment
Poor diabetes control was responsible for £3 billion in potentially avoidable hospital treatment in England in the operational year 2017-2018, according to new research comparing the costs of hospital care for 58 million people with and without diabetes. (2019-09-18)
Study changes guidelines for sepsis management
University of Arizona Health Sciences researcher ends debate among physicians regarding sepsis management. (2019-09-17)
Study supports taking blood cultures before beginning treatment for sepsis
In a new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital, a team performed a prospective study in seven centers across North America and found that blood cultures drawn after antimicrobial administration resulted in a loss of almost 50 percent of available clinical information. (2019-09-17)
Starting HIV treatment in ERs may be key to ending HIV spread worldwide
In a follow-up study conducted in South Africa, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that hospital emergency departments (EDs) worldwide may be key strategic settings for curbing the spread of HIV infections in hard-to-reach populations if the EDs jump-start treatment and case management as well as diagnosis of the disease. (2019-09-16)
Groundbreaking study targets one of Canada's most deadly medical conditions
Scientists have shown for the first time evidence that early sampling of blood for microorganisms in sepsis is critical to treating the common and potentially fatal condition. (2019-09-16)
Addressing serious illness with a serious question to clinicians
A question: 'Would you be surprised if this patient died in the next month?' -- posed to elicit a clinician's overall impression of a patient -- produced a strong correlation. (2019-09-13)
Heart attack patients take longer to call emergency when symptoms are gradual
Heart attack symptoms can be gradual or abrupt and both situations are a medical emergency. (2019-09-12)
Opioid treatment for teens? Medications can help
Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from opioid treatment medications, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher. (2019-09-11)
Study of newly homeless ED patients finds multiple contributors to homelessness
A qualitative study of recently homeless emergency department (ED) patients found multiple contributors to homelessness that can inform future homelessness prevention interventions. (2019-09-11)
Electrical-first cardioversion strategy for AFib results in shorter ED length of stay
A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial confirms that both chemical-first and electrical-first approaches are effective strategies for acute atrial fibrillation; however, an electrical-first strategy results in a significantly shorter emergency department (ED) length of stay. (2019-09-11)
Case management in primary care associated with positive outcomes
In a systematic review, researchers identified three characteristics of case management programs that consistently yielded positive results: case selection for frequent users with complex problems, high-intensity case management interventions and a multidisciplinary care plan. (2019-09-09)
Racial/ethnic differences in emergency department destination of EMS for patients living in same area
Black and Hispanic Medicare patients transported by emergency medical services (EMS) to an emergency department (ED) were less likely to go to the same ED as white Medicare patients living in the same area. (2019-09-06)
Black, Hispanic patients more likely to be brought to safety-net hospital emergency rooms
A new national study done by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center showed large differences in the emergency department (ED) and hospital destinations of minority (Black and Hispanic) patients who are transported by emergency medical services (EMS) when compared with their non-Hispanic white counterparts. (2019-09-06)
Many older adults aren't fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds
Most people over age 50 say they're ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven't taken key steps to protect their health and well-being in case of severe weather, long-term power outages or other situations. (2019-09-04)
Emoji buttons gauge emergency department sentiments in real time
Simple button terminals stationed around emergency departments featuring 'emoji' reflecting a range of emotions are effective in monitoring doctor and patient sentiments in real time. (2019-09-04)
Emergency department openings and closures impact resources for heart attack patients
A new study has found that hospital emergency room closures can adversely affect health outcomes for heart attack patients at neighboring hospitals that are near or at full capacity. (2019-09-04)
Pharmacists in the ER speed delivery of coagulation drug to bleeding patients
A first-of-its-kind study has found that when a pharmacist is present in the emergency room, patients on blood thinners who experience life-threatening bleeding receive a live-saving coagulation drug much more quickly. (2019-09-04)
World-first cardio trial shows shorter wait times and admissions
A major new cardiology study shows that up to 70% of patients presenting with chest pain to Australian hospital emergency departments could be safely discharged in less time than they currently are under standard Australian protocols. (2019-09-03)
Prescription drug monitoring program mandates
States that require prescribers to register with and use prescription drug monitoring programs in most clinical circumstances saw notably fewer opioid prescriptions and reduced opioid-related hospital use by Medicaid patients compared to states with weak or no drug monitoring program mandates, according to a new study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. (2019-09-03)
Review: Post opioid-overdose interventions emerge in US
Opioid-related deaths continue to take the lives of thousands in the US each year, with non-fatal opioid overdoses as a significant risk factor for a subsequent fatal overdose. (2019-08-29)
Spikes in handgun purchases after high-profile events linked to more firearm injuries
A UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) study, which will publish Aug. (2019-08-25)
Child death rate linked to hospital preparedness for pediatric emergencies
Critically ill children brought to hospital emergency departments that are ill-prepared to care for pediatric emergencies have more than three times the odds of dying compared to those brought to hospitals well-equipped to care for them. (2019-08-23)
Training teams for timely NICU evacuation
Fires, tornadoes and other natural disasters are outside of the control of care teams. (2019-08-22)
Health care workers unprepared for magnitude of climate change
An epidemic of chronic kidney disease that has killed tens of thousands of agricultural workers worldwide, is just one of many ailments poised to strike as a result of climate change, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (2019-08-22)
Electronic dance music party-goers at increased risk for drug-related emergencies
People who frequent electronic dance music (EDM) parties often use multiple drugs simultaneously and experience adverse effects with some ending up in the emergency department, say researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Rutgers University. (2019-08-21)
Discharge incentives in emergency rooms could lead to higher patient readmission rates
In an effort to address emergency department overcrowding, pay-for-performance (P4P) incentive programs have been implemented in various regions around the world, including hospitals in Metro Vancouver. (2019-08-20)
More children suffer head injuries playing recreational sport than team sport
An Australian/ New Zealand study examining childhood head injuries has found that children who do recreational sports like horse riding, skate boarding and bike riding are more likely to suffer serious head injuries than children who play contact sport like AFL or rugby. (2019-08-20)
Dog down: Effort helps emergency medical staff treat law enforcement K-9s
Law enforcement K-9s face the same dangers their human handlers confront. (2019-08-19)
Screening for cervical spine risk factors could reduce CT scans by half
Study finds identifiable risk factors ED staff can use for evaluation, avoiding over 100,000 unnecessary scans annually. (2019-08-15)
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