Tag: "emergency" at medical news
A car's middle back seat may be least desirable, but it's the safest
...id Dietrich Jehle, M.D., UB associate professor of emergency
medicine and lead author on the study. Results of the study were presented at the May meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in San Francisco, Calif. Jehle and colleagues at the Center for Transportation Injury Research (CenT...
Blood pressure variability increases risk for stroke death
...e journal Neurology. The researchers studied 71 emergency
room patients with ischemic stroke symptoms of les...very five minutes during the patients' stay in the emergency
department. Results showed that patients with widely fluctuating blood pressure during the first thr...
Mount Sinai School of Medicine receives prestigious AAMC Grant for Chronic Illness Care education
...including acute care visits, inpatient admissions, emergency
room visits and discharges to various venues. The inpatient and outpatient firms will be aligned in order to facilitate the communication during these hand-offs....
HIV Testing Day: Missed opportunities at the doctor's office
...rs' office visits; hospital, community clinic, and emergency
room care; and other health care settings. Routine HIV testing has already proved successful for pregnant women, said HIVMA Vice Chair Arlene Bardeguez, MD, MPH, director of HIV services at the New Jersey Medical School. "When a woman comes in for pr...
Studies find that 'broken heart syndrome' can result from opioid withdrawal, cocaine use
...ing to the report, a 54-year-old woman came to the emergency
department experiencing chest pain and admitted she had smoked crack cocaine in the months and hours leading up to her admission. Sandeep Arora, M.D., lead author of the report and an internal medicine specialist at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in P...
Few young competitive athletes survive sudden cardiac arrest
...the athletes by athletic trainers or by responding emergency
medical services (EMS) and in seven cases, a shock...ted survival. Dr. Drezner emphasized that improved emergency
planning with training in CPR and access to AED's is critical to saving lives. "It's possible that ...
$20 million gift to Rush University Medical Center kicks-off campus redevelopment
...s new hospital also will include astate-of-the art emergency
services facility designed to care for victims of ...onstruction of the new hospital, including the new emergency
medicine center, is expected to begin in 2008. Renovations on the existing Atrium and Kellogg buildi...
Physiological markers for cutting, other self-harming behaviors by teenage girls found
...medical system by being among the highest users of emergency
and in-patient medical services....
SAEM endorses Institute of Medicine report on the future of emergency care in the US
...une 14 in three segments addressing hospital-based emergency
medical services and emergency
care for children. The reports describe a national crisis in emergenc...
Mixed results comparing use of manual vs. automated chest compression following cardiac arrest
...ates and Canada. Patients received either standard emergency
medical services (EMS) care for cardiac arrest with a LDB-CPR device (n = 554) or manual CPR (n = 517). The primary outcome measure included survival to 4 hours after the 911 call, with secondary measures being survival to hospital discharge and neur...
Manual chest compressions are better than automated for treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
...n automated chest compression device, according to emergency
medicine researchers from the University of Pittsb... study investigators. "In the course of conducting emergency
medicine research, it is just as important to know what doesn't work as what does when treating pati...
Using device to give CPR does not improve survival
...ciation. Lynn White, clinical research manager in emergency
medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center, ...up was 9.9 percent. Michael Sayre, a physician in emergency
medicine at Ohio State University Medical Center and principal investigator of the Columbus study si...
Clues help identify psychological seizures
...w. The third study examined 18 people seen in the emergency
room for continuous seizures, or status epilepticu...izures. "These characteristics can help guide the emergency
doctor to the correct diagnosis, which is so critical in these cases, because the drugs can result i...
Stopping medication too soon after receiving a drug-eluting stent raises risk of death
...nditions, including those getting stents on a more emergency
basis, such as for treatment of heart attack, Spertus said. "The lack of a high school education was associated with a 79 percent higher risk of stopping treatment," Spertus said. "This finding indicates that more patient education about why the med...
Researcher develops better way to detect shock
...dical monitors that are available, particularly in emergency
vehicles during transport of the casualty." Convertino said early tests of the system at the Institute of Surgical Research have gone well. Earlier this year 10 people volunteered to have the lower part of their body placed in a lower body negative p...
Flood forecasting for Newfoundland and Labrador available online
..., forecasts or warnings are issued to the town and emergency
officials. The WRMD has been testing the use of radar imagery to improve flood forecasting since December 2003. The Department of Environment and Conservation has been offering the online flood forecasting service via its website since February 2006...
Pneumonia can be treated effectively in nursing homes, reducing transfers to hospital
...o place a major burden on the healthcare system in emergency
departments and hospital wards, particularly during influenza season. In contrast, treatment at home can significantly save health care costs, estimated to be $1,200 per patient treated for pneumonia. "The data have important implications for the d...
Program reduces hospitalizations and costs for nursing home residents with pneumonia
...with the clinical pathway can reduce the burden to emergency
departments and inpatient hospital units, particularly during influenza season, when many nursing home residents with pneumonia are frequently sent to the hospital," the authors write....
Some patients with heart attack shock survive years after aggressive treatment
..."These results should guide physicians to consider emergency
revascularization for patents with cardiogenic shock complicating heart attack," says Dr. Nabel. "Our study shows a significant survival benefit that is sustained up to 11 years. This benefit extends even to selected patients over the age of...
Media availability: Long-term survival of heart attack patients with shock
...atening complication called cardiogenic shock with emergency
angioplasty or bypass surgery greatly improves the...ondition. The same study had previously shown that emergency
angioplasty or bypass surgery for heart attack patients with shock improves 6-month survival; the ne...
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