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About half of health care workers positive for COVID-19 by serology have no symptoms
The IVY Research Network has completed initial studies evaluating the epidemiology of COVID-19 in health care workers and patients. (2020-07-09)
Study finds decreased rates of high-cost care after a community development initiative
More than a decade into the community development initiative called Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families, the 30-block Southern Orchards neighborhood on Columbus, Ohio's South Side had clear, notable improvement. (2020-07-08)
Timing of SNAP benefits can reduce childhood injuries
A recently published study shows that families that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits later in the month have fewer ER visits, likely because they can afford to feed their families at the end of the calendar month when other resources run low. (2020-07-02)
To support lactating emergency physicians, consider these strategies
A new paper highlights strategies that emergency departments can implement to support lactating emergency physicians. (2020-06-30)
RDA publishes final version of COVID-19 recommendations and guidelines on data sharing
Today, 30 June 2020, the Research Data Alliance publishes the final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines for Data Sharing covering four research areas - clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences. (2020-06-30)
Ladder falls have long-lasting consequences for older blokes
In the world's first study of long-term impacts from ladder falls, Queensland researchers have found half of fallers experience a deterioration in their psychological wellbeing for at least six months after the incident. (2020-06-28)
New strategy for Canada's National Emergency Stockpile System
To manage Canada's emergency stockpile of medical supplies and personal protective equipement (PPE), the government could consider several approaches, including a ''prime-vendor'' model selling directly to health care organizations to minimize financial and equipment waste, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.200946 (2020-06-25)
Nationwide EMS calls have dropped 26% since the start of the pandemic
Since early March and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, 911 calls for emergency medical services have dropped by 26.1 % compared to the past two years. (2020-06-25)
Linking hospital and other records can predict both fatal and nonfatal opioid overdoses, study suggests
A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the odds of a fatal opioid overdose were 1.5 times higher for individuals with one to two visits to the emergency department for any medical issue than for people with no hospital visits. (2020-06-24)
Study links financial hardship to more ED visits; less preventive care
A new study finds higher medical and nonmedical financial hardships are independently associated with more emergency department visits, lower receipt of some preventive services, and worse self-rated health in cancer survivors. (2020-06-18)
Effect of high-deductible insurance use in bipolar disorder
A new study led by the Department of Population Medicine finds that individuals with bipolar disorder who switched to high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) experienced a moderate decrease in nonpsychiatrist mental health outpatient visits, but rates of psychiatrist visits, medication use, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations did not change. (2020-06-16)
Comforting, monitoring 7,600 COVID patients at home
How do you monitor thousands of patients who have COVID-19 symptoms but are not ill enough to come to the emergency department? (2020-06-16)
House-call model tapping interventional radiology improves outcomes and access to care
Interventional radiologists participating in a collaborative house call model in rural Indiana helped reduce emergency department use by 77% and hospital readmissions by 50 percent for nearly 1,000 elderly homebound patients with chronic illnesses, according to a research abstract presented during a virtual session of the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting on June 13. (2020-06-15)
COVID-19 associated with dramatic decline in ED use by pediatric asthma patients
The number of patients visiting the emergency department (ED) for asthma treatment dropped by 76% in the first month of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). (2020-06-15)
Barriers exist to using risk stratification tools to evaluate pulmonary embolism in the ED
Common barriers exist to the use of risk stratification tools in the evaluation of pulmonary embolism in the emergency department and provide insight into where to focus efforts for future implementation endeavors. (2020-06-15)
Cannabis poisonings in children linked with drinking and illicit drug use
Most cannabis poisoning incidents involving children resulted from the intentional use of cannabis combined with alcohol, illicit drugs and/or medication, new research suggests. (2020-06-10)
Use of emergency departments plummets during COVID-19
A new commentary highlights the dramatic decline in emergency department visits during the COVID-19 pandemic and what could be causing the decrease. (2020-06-09)
Youth-inspired program increases bike helmet use by urban children
To reduce the number of traumatic brain injuries in children, a team of health care professionals at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is urging emergency room physicians to help ensure that youngsters are thoroughly educated on the proper use of bike helmets, especially in urban environments where most severe head injuries occur. (2020-06-05)
Cannabis in Michigan: New report documents trends before recreational legalization
Nearly twelve years ago, Michigan voters approved the use of medical cannabis by residents with certain health conditions. (2020-06-04)
Patients who use doctors' online portals stay healthier
People who engage with health care providers through online patient portals spend less time in the hospital, cutting medical costs, according to a new study published in the June 2020 issue of MIS Quarterly. (2020-06-03)
Pulmonary embolism and COVID-19
Researchers at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit say early diagnosis of a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs led to swifter treatment intervention in COVID-19 patients. (2020-06-02)
Academic emergency departments are always open to all who need care
''Academic emergency departments never deny emergency care to any person.'' That is the statement put forth in a commentary from the Board of Directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Senior Editorial Board of Academic Emergency Medicine journal. (2020-06-01)
COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death
Patients are at increased risk of dying after surgery if they contract COVID-19. (2020-05-29)
New stroke guidelines aim to improve care amid COVID-19
Top stroke experts have issued new guidance to ensure stroke patients receive safe, timely care while preventing the transmission of COVID-19. (2020-05-28)
A clinical decision system to predict trauma patient outcome
Chinese researchers from Trauma Center, Peking University People's Hospital and National Institute of Health Data Science of Peking University are using big data to help identify trauma patients who could experience potential adverse health events in the emergency department through the aid of a clinical decision support system. (2020-05-26)
Heart failure patients with limited health literacy may have higher risk of death
Patients with heart failure who experience low health literacy are at an increased risk of hospitalization and mortality. (2020-05-25)
First month of data shows children at low risk of COVID-19 infection, no hospitalizations
In the first 30 days since seeing their first patient, the number of children testing positive to COVID-19 at an Australian tertiary paediatric hospital has been low and none who contracted the virus required in-hospital treatment, according to a new study. (2020-05-21)
A clinical decision support system to help predict individual trauma patient outcome
Chinese researchers from The Trauma Center of Peking University People's Hospital and National Institute of Health Data Science at Peking University are using big data to help identify trauma patients who could experience potential adverse health events in the emergency department through the aid of a clinical decision support system. (2020-05-21)
New ECU research finds 'Dr. Google' is almost always wrong
Many people turn to 'Dr. Google' to self-diagnose their health symptoms and seek medical advice, but online symptom checkers are only accurate about a third of the time, according to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research published in the Medical Journal of Australia today. (2020-05-17)
Heart attacks, heart failure, stroke: COVID-19's dangerous cardiovascular complications
A new guide from emergency medicine doctors details the potentially deadly cardiovascular complications COVID-19 can cause. (2020-05-15)
Gaps in international law impede pandemic research
The global COVID-19 pandemic reveals gaps in international law that can inhibit the sharing of scientific information, biological samples and genetic sequence data (GSD) crucial to the timely development of diagnostics, antiviral treatments and vaccines to address novel viral threats. (2020-05-14)
Chest X-rays in emergency rooms can help predict severity of COVID-19 in young and middle-aged adults
Patterns seen may help quickly identify high-risk patients and prompt more aggressive treatment (2020-05-14)
COVID-19: Hospital response risks worsening health inequalities
Disadvantaged and marginalized people face worsening health inequalities as a result of the difficult choices made by NHS hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-05-14)
Indicators of infection response do not predict severity of pneumonia in children
Blood biomarkers that reflect the body's response to infection -- including white blood cell count, absolute neutrophil count, C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin -- are generally not useful in predicting the overall severity of community-acquired pneumonia in children, according to a study published in Pediatrics. (2020-05-13)
Trouble getting a doctor's appointment may drive Medicaid enrollees to opt for the ER
The expansion of Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, gave millions of low-income Californians access to health insurance, but this study conducted in Northern California found that new patients may have to wait up up to a month for an appointment with a participating primary care provider, depending on their county of residence. (2020-05-12)
Primary care case management among frequent users with chronic conditions
Case management is an effective, collaborative, and cost-effective way to help frequent users of health care services integrate all aspects of their care. (2020-05-12)
Study finds rising rate of mental health visits among youth to emergency departments
While the number of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits across the nation has remained stable over the last 10 years, visits for mental health disorders have risen 60% and the rate of visits for deliberate self-harm have increased 329%. (2020-05-11)
Emergency departments slow to adopt proven opioid use disorder therapy
A new study by Yale researchers looking at nearly 400 clinicians at four urban academic emergency departments found that, despite scientific evidence supporting the benefits of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, just 21% of emergency department clinicians indicated readiness to offer it to patients in need. (2020-05-11)
Emergency drug overdose visits associated with increased risk for later suicide
A new study finds patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid overdose are 100 times more likely to die by drug overdose in the year after being discharged and 18 times more likely to die by suicide relative to the general population. (2020-05-07)
Key failings in government's approach to COVID-19 preparations and emergency response
The UK government made key failings in their strategic preparations and emergency response to coronavirus and this, in turn, undermined the NHS's ability to cope with the crisis. (2020-05-07)
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