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Covid-19 tool allows health leaders to plan for critical care surge
The challenges of COVID-19 will require hospital leaders, practitioners and regional officials to adopt drastic measures that challenge the standard way of providing care. (2020-04-06)
New algorithm aims to protect surgical team members against infection with COVID-19 virus
Researchers have created an algorithm that aims to protect operating room team members who perform urgent and emergency operations from COVID-19. (2020-04-06)
Checklist for emergency department team's COVID-19 surge
After reviewing the literature on COVID-19 scientific publications the authors developed a checklist to guide emergency departments. (2020-04-02)
Caring for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine scientist Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA, and colleagues lay out guidelines and best practices for healthcare providers and family caregivers who are providing care for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-03-31)
Critical care surgery team develops blueprint for essential operations during COVID-19
To help guide hospital surgery departments through this crisis, the acute surgery division at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., has developed a tiered plan for marshaling limited resources. (2020-03-30)
Experts call for health and climate change warning labels on petrol pumps
Warning labels should be displayed on petrol pumps, energy bills, and airline tickets to encourage consumers to question their own use of fossil fuels, say health experts in The BMJ today. (2020-03-30)
More research on addiction potential needed for use of opioids to treat children's pain
A pair of new studies led by University of Alberta pediatricians indicate that parents are more reluctant to have opioids prescribed for their children than doctors are to prescribe them. (2020-03-25)
Most mass shootings occur closest to hospitals without verification to treat trauma
In an analysis of 2019 mass shootings and hospital locations, researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that the closest hospital to more than 70% of mass shootings was a non-trauma center, where sudden, high casualty loads were more likely to overwhelm capacity and trauma-specific care options may have been limited. (2020-03-18)
Patient navigators cut ER visits, hospitalization for high risk health care users
Studies indicate patients with a lower socioeconomic status often lack a primary care provider, causing them to receive lower quality health care, experience a higher rate of emergency visits and an increased risk of all-cause readmissions and death after discharge. (2020-03-18)
Why is appendicitis not always diagnosed in the emergency department?
A new study examines the factors associated with a potentially missed diagnosis of appendicitis in children and adults in the emergency department. (2020-03-16)
Facebook users change their language before an emergency hospital visit
The language in Facebook posts becomes less formal and invokes family more often in the lead-up to an emergency room visit. (2020-03-12)
Facebook language changes before an emergency hospital visit
A new study published in Nature Scientific Reports reveals that the language people use on Facebook subtly changes before they make a visit to the emergency department (ED). (2020-03-12)
Survey shows emergency physicians may benefit from training on safely handling firearms
Emergency physicians may benefit from training on safely handling firearms, according to the findings of a survey to be published in the March 2020 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). (2020-03-11)
First-ever analysis of video recorded CPR improves resuscitation outcomes in emergency departments
Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and North Shore University Hospital pioneer video recording and review process to improve live-saving CPR process. (2020-03-09)
Is federal rental assistance associated with childhood asthma outcomes?
National survey data and housing assistance records were used to examine whether participation in US Department of Housing and Urban Development rental assistance programs was associated with childhood asthma outcomes, including ever being diagnosed with asthma, history of asthma attack, and treatment in the emergency department for asthma. (2020-03-09)
Providing contraceptive care in the pediatric emergency department
A new study found that two-thirds of female adolescents ages 16-21 seen in a pediatric Emergency Department (ED) were interested in discussing contraception, despite having a high rate of recent visits to a primary care provider. (2020-03-09)
Moderate-to-high posttraumatic stress common after exposure to trauma, violence
Over 30 percent of injury survivors who are treated in hospital emergency departments will have moderate-to-severe symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in the first year following the initial incident, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (2020-03-06)
Texas A&M researchers develop flooding prediction tool
By incorporating the architecture of city drainage systems and readings from flood gauges into a comprehensive statistical framework, researchers at Texas A&M University can now accurately predict the evolution of floods in extreme situations like hurricanes. (2020-03-03)
A PLOS Medicine special issue devoted to refugee and migrant health
This week, the open-access journal PLOS Medicine launches its latest special issue, focused on research and commentary about the health of refugees and migrants. (2020-03-03)
Chinese researchers detail chest CT findings in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia
This second article in the American Journal of Roentgenology's open-access series regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a multi-center study (n=101) of the relationship between chest CT findings and the clinical conditions of COVID-19 pneumonia--which determined that most patients with the disease have ground-glass opacities (GGO) (86.1%) or mixed GGO and consolidation (64.4%) and vascular enlargement in the lesion (71.3%). (2020-03-03)
New algorithm tracks pediatric sepsis epidemiology using clinical data
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a novel computational algorithm to track the epidemiology of pediatric sepsis, allowing for the collection of more accurate data about outcomes and incidence of the condition over time, which is essential to the improvement of care. (2020-02-27)
New JACEP Open analyses explore coronavirus risk factors and public health concerns
JACEP Open, a new official open access journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), explores coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns in two new analyses. (2020-02-27)
Study: Patients commonly prescribed opioids and antibiotics for dental conditions at EDs
A study in the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that antibiotics and opioids are frequently prescribed during emergency department visits for dental conditions, further emphasizing the need for continued efforts to combat both opioid abuse and overuse of antibiotics. (2020-02-24)
ER patients may care less about a doctor's race and gender than previously thought
When a patient goes to an ER today, they have a higher chance than before of seeing a doctor who's a woman or a person of color. (2020-02-21)
Outreach effective for opioid use disorder long-term treatment
Proactive outreach, including knocking on the doors of individuals who recently overdosed on opioids, can be an effective way to engage more people who have opioid use disorder with long-term care, according to researchers at UTHealth. (2020-02-20)
Thousands of uninsured kidney disease patients strain Texas emergency departments
More than 10,000 uninsured patients sought care at Texas emergency departments for lifesaving kidney dialysis in 2017, incurring more than $21.8 million in hospital costs, according to researchers from UTHealth. (2020-02-19)
Elder-friendly care after emergency surgery greatly improves outcomes for older patients
Tailoring care for older patients who have had emergency surgery can reduce complications and deaths, decrease the length of hospital stays and cut down on the need for alternate care at discharge, according to a new study led a University of Alberta researcher. (2020-02-18)
New data shows rising repeat ER visits for opioid-related emergencies
The emergency department is being increasingly utilized as a patient's best or only treatment option for opioid use disorder (OUD). (2020-02-12)
Frailty can affect how well older adults fare following emergency surgery
A new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society sought to gain more information about how frailty affects older adults in the months after surgery. (2020-02-11)
Wilderness Medical Society issues important new clinical practice guidelines
The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) has released new clinical practice guidelines in a supplement to Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, published by Elsevier. (2020-02-05)
New hope for COPD patients possible with in-home device
In a new paper published Feb. 4 in JAMA, Mayo Clinic researchers describe the benefits of in-home noninvasive ventilation therapy, which includes a type referred to as bilevel positive airway pressure, or BiPAP -- for many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2020-02-04)
Sound of music: How melodic alarms could reduce morning grogginess
New research suggests melodic alarms could improve alertness, with harsh alarm tones linked to increased levels of morning grogginess. (2020-02-03)
Australia's orroral valley fire consumes over 155,000 acres in a week
NASA's Terra satellite saw yet another fire, known as the Orroral Valley Fire, break out in the Canberra region of Australia, specifically in and around the Namadgi National Park. (2020-02-03)
Fragile: Handle with care
About 1.6 million patients are transferred between hospitals each year, but the risk of death remains higher for transfer patients than for patients admitted locally via the emergency department. (2020-02-03)
Study: 90-sec scan shows promise evaluating chest pain in Emergency Dept observation unit
A new pilot study has found that a resting 90-second magnetocardiography (MCG) scan shows promise in evaluating emergency department observation unit (EDOU) chest pain patients for Coronary Artery Stenosis. (2020-01-30)
To best treat a burn, first cool with running water, study shows
New research in the January edition of Annals of Emergency Medicine reveals that cooling with running water is the best initial treatment for a child's burn. (2020-01-30)
GW study identifies need for disaster preparedness training for dermatologists
A new survey from dermatology and emergency medicine researchers at the George Washington University suggests that the dermatology community is inadequately prepared for a biological disaster and would benefit from a formal preparedness training program. (2020-01-30)
Intravenous drugs can often rapidly restore normal heart rhythm without sedation, shocks
A study published in The Lancet found that two ways of quickly restoring normal heart rhythm in patients with acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department are equally safe and effective. (2020-01-30)
Study shows promising new web approach to prevent firearm suicide
Clinicians and researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus created Lock to Live, a web resource to help suicidal adults - and family, friends or providers -- make decisions about reducing access to firearms, medications, and other potential suicide methods. (2020-01-29)
Who receives advanced stroke care? It may depend on traffic
When someone has an acute stroke, access to specialized care may be dependent on traffic conditions that most adversely affect socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods. (2020-01-29)
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