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Potential Early Warning System in Opioid Crisis

In just two years, the powerful opioid fentanyl went from nonexistent to detected in more than 1 in 7 stamp bags analyzed by the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

Association between Higher PLR Levels and Risk of Sarcopenia in Older People

A new study published in the Scientific Reports has reported that higher platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) levels are associated with a greater risk of sarcopenia in geriatric populations. Thus, PLR as an inexpensive and easily measurable parameter can be considered as an inflammatory biomarker for sarcopenia. Researchers found that PLR levels were greater in patients with sarcopenia than in those without sarcopenia.

Nurses send older Emergency patients to home with care

According to this study, researcher evaluation and their observation on emergency department. When 86-year-old Carol Wittwer took a taxi to the emergency room, she expected to be admitted to the hospital. She didn't anticipate being asked if she cooks for herself. A type of confusion called delirium for the geriatrics-trained nurse who was posing the questions in a special wing of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's emergency department.