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Study: ER could be front line for stroke prevention

ANN ARBOR, MI The emergency room may be a prime location for stroke prevention, as ...0.3 percent. Even as warfarin use lags, emergency room visits are climbing. More than 30 percent of all ER visits are made by people over 45 years of age, ...

Media invitation: The Movement Disorder Society's 7th International Congress

... register without charge for the Congress. A media room with interview space, computers, modem lines, telephones and facsimile services will be available on-site for members of the media. If you would like a preliminary program, registration form or have questions about the Congress, visit The Movement Di...

Surgeons perform nation's first Zeus robotics system-assisted gastric bypass surgery

...002) - Although a casual observer in the operating room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Oct. 8 could hav...ff to better utilize their skills in the operating room setting. "The surgeon is at the command post, like a pilot," explained Achilles Demetriou, M.D., Ph...

Physicians offer new solution for blood transfusions

...st year after she entered the hospital's emergency room for a nosebleed that did not stop. Instead of a blood transfusion, they used a biochemically manufactured solution that contains hemoglobin but does not contain red blood cells. The solution has been used in adults but never for a child in this kind ...

Hospitals that don't follow heart attack care guidelines have significantly higher death rates

...wever, that the results of the analysis still show room for improvement at even the top hospitals. "Even for well-accepted treatments, such as giving beta-blockers within the first 24 hours of a heart attack, patients treated at lagging hospitals have only a 50-50 chance of getting the drugs," Peterson sa...

New first-aid method could prevent brain damage in patients exposed to carbon monoxide

...America, it results in as many as 70,000 emergency room visits a year and in thousands of deaths Up to 30 per cent of survivors of severe poisoning are left with disabling psychological and neurological symptoms, which sometimes last for years Carbon monoxide is an odorless colorless gas formed during i...

World Trade Center dust analysis offers good news for New Yorkers

...ving three inches of concrete dust in one's living room is a very unique experience, in terms of cleaning up. You don't just get out your vacuum cleaner and run it."...

Do the ivory towers need ramps

... will cause them no "undue hardship," thus leaving room for various legal interpretations. For the nation's medical schools, the resulting legal ambiguity is translated into a wide range of responses -- from supportive teaching environments to professional isolation. Often, disabled faculty face huge c...

Patient simulator will enhance training for medical emergencies in space

... training will be most effective if it occurs in a room that mimics the size, look and sounds of areas available for medical care on the International Space Station. "When teaching, you must be able to make the participants suspend disbelief. It is hard to think clearly in a medical emergency. We're t...

Patients benefit when doctor uses computer, not paper, to write prescriptions

... elimination of transcription leaves little room for errors associated with the interpretation and translation of doctors' orders," Mekhjian said. As many as 25 percent of reported medication errors arise from confusion over the simila...

This is your heart on drugs: Study improves ER treatment for cocaine's heart effects

... of Health grant. "We want to see if an emergency room visit can be a teachable moment, and interrupt a vicious cycle of drug use and medical problems," says Weber. He and the project's principal investigator, Brenda M. Booth of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, lead a team of researchers...

Dont ask, dont tell: Medical students shifting attitudes about permission to examine

...monly perform pelvic examinations in the operating room when the patient is under anesthesia. This educati...ons performed by medical students in the operating room or, at best, somewhat murky. "In our medical student experiences, we were unclear whether the patie...

Schools culture of testing and targets squeezes support for 'at risk' youngsters

... formal academic curriculum does not readily leave room for wider emotional and mental health needs. This is particularly so in disadvantaged areas where schools and teachers are already hard pressed."...

Racial differences in pain treatment found

...e more likely than Caucasians to use the emergency room for regular health care services, and reported more visits to the ER for chronic pain. African Americans also waited longer than whites to see a health care provider of any type about their chronic pain. Economic factors seem to play a strong part i...

Reducing the number of walk-in patients won't help solve emergency department overcrowding: Study

... long time in the waiting room, but a full waiting room doesn't compromise an emergency department's ability to deal with a really sick patient who arrives, he says. Problems arise, however, when beds and stretchers in the emergency department are occupied by acutely ill patients who are waiting a long ti...

Brookhaven spotlights: News from the March 2003 American Chemical Society Meeting

...m Radiation Therapy (Monday, March 24, 9:45 a.m., room 390, as part of a symposium honoring nuclear chemi...re Better Than One (Monday, March 24, 10:50 a.m., room 283) Brookhaven chemist Hua-Gen Yu has devised a new way to speed up computer calculations of how mo...

Marked improvement in heart attack care seen in 33-hospital study

... measured in the study: Aspirin in the emergency room and before discharge to prevent clotting Beta-blockers to reduce heart rhythm problems Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, to aid the hearts recovery Blood cholesterol tests and, in appropriate patients, drugs to lower cholesterol Smok...

Why Britain's gay, lesbian and bisexual Muslims need dedicated support groups

... a support network for these Muslims there is much room for expansion."...

New digital tool unveiled to help business avoid SARS risks

... and money for businesses April 30 at 1:30 p.m. in room 2202 of Hamburg Hall. Dubbed proje...he flip of the switch, businesses can now turn any room into an information crossroads where a variety of digital tools and novel interactive devices can su...

Kids who get prescription asthma drugs visit ER less often

...thma attacks -- have fewer visits to the emergency room for asthma than those who haven't been prescribed such medications, the study finds. But the research also reveals that asthmatic African-American and urban children rush to the ER more frequently than other kids because of an asthma attack. U-M pedi...

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