Tag: "emergency" at medical news
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
... Typically, patients with cocaine overdoses in the emergency
room are treated with nitroglycerin, sedatives suc...uld be effective for acute cocaine overdose in the emergency
room and to gauge whether it would be effective in reversing cocaine-induced constriction of the cor...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...cine at the Geffen School of Medicine and chief of emergency
medicine and professor of infectious diseases at O...presenting to a geographically diverse group of 11 emergency
departments across the nation. Researchers tested MRSA resistance to antibiotics in a test tube and ...
Galileo to support global search and rescue
The detection of emergency
beacons will be greatly improved by the introducti...rth orbit satellites can determine the location of emergency
beacons using the Doppler effect as they pass overhead. However, there is a delay in relaying the di...
...ans (Charity Hospital) provided data on the trauma emergency
room admissions, including patient demographics. Between January 1994 and November 1999, there were over 24,000 trauma admissions. During that period, the higher the unemployment rate, the higher the number of admissions for penetrating trauma - in...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...hat can precisely locate and track the movement of emergency
workers inside buildings and also monitor their he...no set-up at the fire scene. Firefighters or other emergency
workers will wear transmitters on their turnout gear or clothing. Their signals will be picked up by...
Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death
...onfirm or rule out a diagnosis of heart failure in emergency
room patients with shortness of breath. In addition NT-proBNP strongly predicted death among such patients. Recent smaller studies have suggested that ST2, which appears to have a role in the inflammatory response, also may be expressed within t...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...ave been developed for cardiovascular specialists, emergency
room physicians and healthcare professionals who evaluate and treat patients with acute coronary syndrome. They focus on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with UA and the closely related condition of NSTEMI. The 2002 guidelines ...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
... Far more of todays heart attack patients receive emergency
angioplasty treatment or clot-busting drugs to re-...ws. And the chance of missing out on lifesaving emergency
treatment was highest among those patients whose heart attack symptoms dont include typical symptoms...
Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006
...stroke victims may sweat profusely. Have an emergency
plan in place; parents should inquire about emergency
plans for their kids teams. Heat-related deaths are compiled as part of the Annual Survey of Foot...
Floods and fires across Europe captured from space
...Major Disasters', a joint initiative for providing emergency
response satellite data free of charge to those affected by disasters anywhere in the world. On 24 July, the UK Environment Agency requested the aid of the Charter. Heat and fire While Britain fights floods, southern European countries are ba...
Worcester Polytechnic Institute to host national forum on locating first responders inside buildings
... worn by first responders and receivers located on emergency
vehicles. The goal is an affordable system that requires no setup at the fire scene and that can precisely track up to 100 first responders in three dimensions, displaying their positions and paths on a screen at the incident command center. The tech...
From UF and IBM, a blueprint for 'smart' health care
...l settings. For example, Helal said, it could help emergency
rooms operate more safely. Rather than a standard waiting list, patients could be equipped with networked wireless monitors of their vital signs, allowing doctors to determine who in a waiting room needs the most immediate care....
Medical students respond positively to simulated patient experience
... going to look like when I started, said Fitch, an emergency
medicine specialist who developed the teaching sce...m of resident physicians to help him implement the emergency
medicine scenario. The clinical simulation containing basic science concepts was presented four time...
Helicopter flight trials for EGNOS
...helicopter as it approached and touched down at an emergency
medical service landing pad in the city. The Lau...ment approaches for HEMS operations will allow the emergency
services to continue their operations in weather conditions that would otherwise ground their helico...
SMS your ECG to ER
...detail that can be sent from the cell phone to the emergency
room using the Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) as opposed to the SMS text messaging system....
ACP commends proposed changes to payments for physician work at nursing facilities
...rk values for many codes for office, hospital, and emergency
room visits. Work values for initial nursing home visits increased by more than 40 percent, work values for subsequent nursing home visits increased by between 9 percent and 26 percent and the work value for the annual nursing home visit increased b...
UT study reveals inaccuracies in cardiac PET-CT imaging, finds fixes
...ich Gould said could have resulted in unwarranted, emergency
heart procedures if he had not run additional tests to confirm his suspicions of the inaccurate results. We found errors that are inherent in the technology as now used. Failure of physicians to recognize and correct those errors can have a profou...
Are parking garages safe during hurricanes?
...last resort and at what wind speeds it is safe for emergency
vehicles to continue responding to emergencies during hurricanes. Schmidlin has studied severe weather including hurricanes, tornadoes, storms and lightning for more than 15 years....
Where is the most dangerous place to travel over the holiday?
... increase the likelihood of a crash. Additionally, emergency
response time to a rural crash and hospital transport can be lengthy and thus jeopardize survival rate. Crash victims are five to seven times more likely to die from their injuries unless they arrive at a trauma center in the first half-hour followin...
Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care
... errors and improve patient care in local hospital emergency
departments. Although guidelines for care on select disease conditions may be available in some emergency
departments, the UC researchers believe they are the first to develop a comprehensive, evidence-base...
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