Tag: "emergency" at medical news
Emergency contraception fails to halt abortions
Easy availability of emergency
contraception does not have a notable effect on ra... editorial in this week's BMJ. The usefulness of emergency
contraception is questioned by Professor Anna Glasier, director of family planning and well woman se...
Time for a debate in the USA on health care
...ee a doctor when they were ill without going to an emergency
room. The Lancet states: "Given such survey results, it is hard to believe that Congress can put off taking up serious health care reform much longerThere has not been a major debate over the US health care system since the early 1990s, when then ...
JAMA study provides clues to cause of sudden cardiac death in teens
...ath, and those where cardiac arrest was stopped by emergency
treatment. Researchers found three significant predictors of life-threatening events in these patients: timing of prior fainting spells (syncope), the degree to which the QT interval was prolonged as measured by an ECG, and the patient's sex. Stati...
'Wait-and-see' approach for treating ear infections substantially reduces use of antibiotics
For children with acute ear infections seen in an emergency
department, giving parents the option of delaying ...dren with AOM aged 6 months to 12 years seen in an emergency
department were randomly assigned to receive either a WASP (n = 138) or a SP (n = 145). All patients...
High chemical levels in blood stream indicate need for action to avoid heart attack, death
... "and the test should be available for use in both emergency
and in outpatient clinics." Still, Dr. James said, tests and treatments can only do so much to keep people healthy. "We have developed tools for identifying patients at high risk for heart attack," he said. "With these markers, we are also able to ...
Public confidence in government drops as 5th anniversary of 9/11 approaches
...they were prepared for another natural disaster or emergency
weather event. In fact, 77 percent said they were concerned they may be facing another disaster or emergency
soon. However in New York, only 45 percent said they were ready for natural disasters and emergenci...
Frontline NHS staff should be trained to tackle alcohol misuse
...or alcohol services could be well used in hospital emergency
departments, where nearly a third of overall atten...e so after midnight. Research carried out by the emergency
department team at St Mary's Hospital London has shown that routine clinical staff can be trained to...
Pediatric neurosurgeons recommend banning children from ATVs
...hat ATV-related accidents led to 125,500 visits to emergency
departments in 2003. That made 2003 the second consecutive year that ATV-related injuries set a record. According to the Children's Safety Network, one-third of all ATV-related fatalities occurred in children under 16 years of age, and 80 percent of...
EMCare now available via Dialog and Datastar
...ifery, psychiatry and mental health, traumatology, emergency
and critical care medicine, emergency
services, dental hygiene, nutrition and dietetics, physical therapy and surgical technology. Curren...
Even Superman couldn't win battle with pressure ulcers
...re ulcers within three to six hours of lying on an emergency
room stretcher. Elderly persons in long-term care, particularly those who are immobile, incontinent or have dementia, are also at risk. "Pressure ulcers are common in a variety of settings and are associated with adverse health outcomes and high tr...
Survey shows many teens injured on the job
...nd tens of thousands require treatment in hospital emergency
rooms. The National Pediatric Trauma Registry and the National Center for Health Statistics report that occupational injuries are the fourth-leading cause of death among youth ages 10-19." The new survey showed that the jobs most likely to lead to ...
Study finds MRSA most common cause of skin infections in patients presenting in nation's ER's
...oft-tissue infections among patients presenting in emergency
rooms across the country. MRSA is resistant to the...linical professor of medicine in the department of emergency
medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases at Olive ViewUCLA Medical Center. Since the 1960s...
Strokes will cost US $2.2 trillion by 2050 if prevention & treatment don't improve
...l Americans receive adequate stroke prevention and emergency
stroke care," she says. "If our society is not goi...do. Delays in recognizing stroke and getting to an emergency
room cause many patients to arrive too late for tPA. Hospitals' and doctors' ability to diagnose str...
UK hospitals poorly prepared for a 'major incident,' say researchers
...port in London, the authors set out to discover if emergency
care departments across the country were any bette...ephoned 179 senior doctors working in anaesthesia, emergency
care, general surgery, trauma, and orthopaedics in 34 UK hospitals, to ascertain their readiness to ...
100 percent plus increase in illegal blood alcohol levels in emergency care patients over five years
...ove the legal limit have soared 113 per cent among emergency
care patients in just five years, reveals a study ...esults of lab tests for blood alcohol requested by emergency
care doctors at Belfast City Hospital, Northern Ireland, between September 1999 and September 2000 a...
'Senseless' turf battles between health development and relief agencies
...pond to those needs." The "turf battles" between emergency
medical relief agencies and health development agencies are senseless, says Ooms. "Health development advocates should not blame medical relief advocates for ignoring concerns about sustainability. The actions of medical relief agencies have nothing...
FDA safety alerts for automated external defibrillators occur frequently
...n of persons with cardiac arrest depends on prompt emergency
care, with early defibrillation a key component to improved survival. The use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and their increasingly widespread distribution in public places, including many airports, sports arenas, and shopping centers, h...
Digital cameras and Internet ease the pain of oral disease
...nd parent toothache and heartache, decrease use of emergency
room services, and increase the usage of dentists by this underserved population." Typically found in children aged five and under, the practice of putting a baby to bed with a bottle, which the baby can suck on for hours, is the major cause of ECC...
Newsbriefs from the journal Chest, August 2006
...rto Rican children also had an increased number of emergency
department and outpatient hospital visits, research showed that African-American children spent three times as many days in the hospital. The study appears in the August issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Phys...
Puerto Rican and African-American children show different patterns of asthma care
... they don't have severe exacerbations that require emergency
visits and hospitalizations," says Woods. "We need to help people understand the idea of taking preventive medication before they're sick." ...
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