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Asthma symptoms reduced among children whose schools provided asthma medication
...ys) and were less likely to have had three or more emergency
visits for asthma. "This study demonstrates two new and potentially important findings about the management of urban children with asthma: the utility of a system change involving school-based provision of inhaled corticosteroids and the ineffectiven...
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's link a strain of E. coli to diarrhea in children
... of age, who were treated at Cincinnati Children's emergency
department for acute gastroenteritis. Researchers ... that nearly 10 percent of children treated in the emergency
department for gastroenteritis tested positive for enteroaggregative E. coli. In the study, research...
Mount Sinai is best major hospital in New York City for angioplasty
...statewide average for both non-emergency cases and emergency
and non-emergency cases combined. The annual repor...jor hospitals. And risk-adjusted mortality for 338 emergency
angioplasies performed at Mount Sinai during the three-year period was 2.00 percent, significantly ...
Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Girl Scouts partner to promote oncology nursing careers
...l experiences in the perioperative areas including emergency
care on a resuscitation manikin. "This was a positive experience for the scouts, their parents and our nurses," said Mullin. "It was multi-beneficial in that it provided a good memory for all involved, publicity to the hospital and nurses, and allo...
Epilepsy guidelines will improve treatment and access
...rong medication, it can cost thousands in terms of emergency
room visits, loss of job or injury." Another problem faced by people with epilepsy is the "fail first" policy of some insurance plans--try formulary drugs first and if these fail, prescribe the newer, more expensive drugs. "Again, one seizure can ca...
Prudent-layperson laws help get insurance coverage for emergency room visits
...specter of insurance companies refusing to pay for emergency
services that a "prudent layperson" thought were n...naged care plans would determine the necessity for emergency
care based more on ultimate diagnoses than on presenting symptoms," said Mark Hall, J.D., professor ...
Expert calls for standard epinephrine doses when treating children in cardiac arrest
...boxes and carts. Adhering to the guidelines in an emergency
situation provides the best opportunity for a wide range of caregivers with highly variable experience to maximize the chances of success, Dr. Lister added. Original research published in today's Journal by senior author Dr. Robert Berg of the Univer...
UCLA study shows Medicaid costs can shrink
... ailments Medicaid costs for a child's trip to an emergency
room or clinic can be reduced annually by at least...nually in direct costs associated with unnecessary emergency
room and clinic visits. Using $200 as the average cost for a visit to a hospital's emergency
Work on promising inorganic blood substitute to move forward with $1.5 million grant from NIH
...nsfusing large amounts of blood doesn't add to the emergency
and that the patient has no objection to receiving blood products. Then there are the cost and logistics of maintaining large stocks of blood at the ready. The solution to these problems may lie in an inorganic compound with the cumbersome name dod...
Testing drug's ability to reverse stroke after standard three-hour window has closed
...an't be treated with it because they arrive in the emergency
department more than three hours after their strok...effective in acute stroke, it could be used in any emergency
room throughout the country. This could fundamentally change the way we treat this common and devas...
Missed alcohol diagnoses in hospital patients
...o screen, identify, and treat patients in hospital emergency
departments for alcohol problems. For more information, see: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/press/2004/NASD04-04.htm NIAAA also has developed a Health Practitioner's Guide, titled "Helping Patients With Alcohol Problems," to assist physicians, nurses, a...
90 million Americans are burdened with inadequate health literacy
...ere is a higher rate of hospitalization and use of emergency
services among patients with limited health literacy, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Limited health literacy may lead to billions of dollars in avoidable health care costs. More than a measurement of read...
Blackwell Publishing acquires BMJ Books
...es in specialties such as pediatrics, accident and emergency
medicine, anesthesia and intensive care, cardiology, and evidence-based medicine will be added to the company's list. "Blackwell has a history of providing the medical community with a comprehensive collection of high-quality medical books. The ad...
Institute of Medicine advisory: April 8 news conference on health literacy
... use preventive care and more likely to use costly emergency
room care. A new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, HEALTH LITERACY: A PRESCRIPTION TO END CONFUSION, examines problems associated with lack of health literacy, and recommends solutions. The IOM report, as well as LITERA...
Number of breaths given during CPR may be linked to survival
...lead author Tom P. Aufderheide, M.D., professor of emergency
medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Mi... findings, the authors urge that all hospitals and emergency
medical services assess whether hyperventilation is a problem in their units. If it is, they sugges...
Australian 'mud football' game sickens players
...t more than one-quarter of the players went to the emergency
room the next day with infected wounds, according to a study in the April 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. The players suffered from infections by Aeromonas hydrophila, a type of bacterium often found in water and ...
Having emergency contraception at home does not boost rate of unprotected sex among teens
PITTSBURGH, March 30 When emergency
contraceptive pills are readily available, teen-ag...lled in the study. They were given education about emergency
contraceptive pills and received monthly follow-up telephone calls to assess sexual activity and the...
March/April 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...options for treatment, particularly among those in emergency
departments and chemical dependency programs. Getting the News By Roger A. Rosenblatt In a personal essay, Rosenblatt, a family physician at the University of Washington School of Medicine, shares his personal experience with cancer and of cancer...
Injuries to children show definite patterns
...ies required hospitalization. Hospitalization and emergency
room visits are more common in early years. Injuries are a leading cause of hospitalization, days away from school, and permanent disability among children under 10 years of age. The most common ages for injury are one to two, with a gradual drop i...
Ingredient in asthma inhaler drug may counteract inhaler benefits, according to Pittsburgh study
...matics, that are severe enough to land them in the emergency
department," Dr. Ameredes said. "One potential explanation is that long-term repeated usage of albuterol may result in accumulation of the (S)- isomer of albuterol, which we know persists in the body 3-4 times longer than the beneficial (R)- isomer, ...
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