Tag: "emergency" at medical news
UCLA Stroke Center receives American Stroke Association's Initial Achievement Award
...s and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency
department. This includes being equipped 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide brain imaging scans; having neurologists available to conduct patient evaluations; and using clot-busting medications when appropriate. To receive the award, t...
Tests show healthy humans not harmed by Taser
.... Now, the final results of a study conducted by emergency
medicine physicians at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center showed no lasting effects of the Taser on healthy test subjects. "Evaluating in-custody deaths following use of a Taser is a process that requires looking at the...
How will responders respond?
... author Linda Kruus, Ph.D., assistant professor of emergency
medicine at Temples School of Medicine. Hospital...is key in disaster planning, especially within the emergency
department. Yet, mandatory assignment does not guarantee attendance. This study tested the hypothesi...
To what extent are emergency departments being used for primary care?
...tients. Dr. Handel suggests, Medicaid spending for emergency
department use is much less than previously thought. Legislative efforts to reduce this would have only a minimal impact on overall Medicaid expenditures. The presentation about the EDA algorithm is entitled "Can Non-Emergency Emergency Department ...
Conference to focus on transfer of knowledge from research to practice in emergency medicine
...scientific exploration of Knowledge Translation in emergency
medicine. Apart from identifying appropriate areas...sion for advancing the study of evidence uptake in emergency
medicineCarolyn Clancy, MD, Director, AHRQ 1:00 1:45 PM Implementing Decision Rules in an Emergen...
Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections
...e has been a 70 per cent increase in the number of emergency
caesareans," Ms O'Leary said. "From the analysis...ean section, and 1.34 times more likely to have an emergency
c-section than those who were uninsured, even though pregnancy complications and obstetric problems ...
New update of international health system comparisons: US continues to lag on most measures
...g last on percent of patients who have visited the emergency
room for conditions that could have been treated by a regular doctor if one had been available (26% vs. 6%-21% in other countries). The U.S. ranked fifth of six countries on primary care practices having "high clinical information functions," defined...
ACP enthusiastically supports introduction of Bipartisan Health CARE Act
...miums) for those who have insurance, and increased emergency
room visits and hospital stays. The Health CARE Act would give states new options to cover the working poor: an income-based option to provide Medicaid coverage, and a new option to guarantee coverage to eligible children under the S-CHIP program w...
Heart-failure patients benefit from pharmacist care
...ons 16 percent more consistently, visited the emergency
room and were hospitalized 19 percent less, and had direct annual health-care costs nearly $3,000 lower per patient. "The key to the success of our intervention was taking time with patients to create a regular schedule for taking th...
Rx for heart failure: patient-centered care from a pharmacist
INDIANAPOLIS Heart failure patients have fewer emergency
room visits and hospital stays and take their medi...cations 16 percent more consistently and 19% fewer emergency
room visits and hospitalizations than patients who received typical services from their pharmacists....
Debate focuses on door-to-balloon time in heart attack treatment
...0 minutes to elapse between patient arrival in the emergency
room and inflation of the angioplasty balloonthe so-called door-to-balloon timeis clearly beneficial, said Eric R. Bates, M.D., a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Many studies have shown that the size of a he...
SCAI'S Hildner Lecture traces progress through 30 years of interventional cardiology
...ced a serious complication, including the need for emergency
bypass surgery in more than half. Today, approxima...of only 1.5 percent. Just 1 patient in 1,000 needs emergency
bypass surgery. Indeed, nearly 30 years after the first balloon inflation in a human coronary arte...
Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'
.... "These patients can be difficult to manage for emergency
physicians and cardiologists alike," said cardiolo...d some type of stress shortly before coming to the emergency
room. The intensity of the stress varied dramatically, however, ranging from armed robbery to a heat...
Novel catheter technique successfully patches holes in the heart
...ternative for patients who are too sick to undergo emergency
heart surgery or simply don't want surgery." To track the long-term effectiveness of the catheter procedure, Dr. Martinez and his colleagues reviewed the medical records of 10 patients treated with the VSD patch between 1995 and 2005. Of these, 5 p...
Most young women don't recognize heart attack warning signs
...r fatigue Only about half of the women went to an emergency
room within the first hour of their symptoms. "When we asked the women why they delayed going to the hospital, half of those who waited more than an hour said they were afraid their symptoms weren't real; about 42 percent attributed their symptoms t...
Is the UK prepared for pandemic flu?
...nsibility for planning and responding to any major emergency
rests with local organisations. But the author ... and individuals that might have a role to play in emergency
response and recovery should be properly prepared and be clear about their roles and responsibilitie...
New accreditation program for radiation detector labs
...s to units large enough to scan trucks and trains, emergency
responders can choose from a wide variety of radiation detection equipment for homeland security applications. To make informed decisions when buying equipment, they must have confidence that instrument test results from different laboratories are co...
Procedural changes may reduce cardiac arrests outside pediatric ICUs
... and nurses changed procedures to call the cardiac emergency
team or Code Blue Team, whenever warning signs indicated a patient's lungs or heart might stop working. Previously, staff summoned the team only after starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after a cardiac arrest. "Our goal was to get patient...
New relief for unexplained chest pain
...est pain is often severe, driving many patients to emergency
rooms and physicians' offices despite the fact that the ailment has no definable pathology. Although this pain may sometimes be the result of acid reflux disease, when this is absent most patients present hypersensitivity of the esophagus, and a rece...
Faster and better emergency response through satellite telecoms
teams are well informed and governments can coordi...stem (HEWS), which will improve the performance of emergency
service end-users. HEWS offers these users a wider, real-time perspective of events and how to ma...
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