Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and colleagues estimate that nearly 8% of U.S. children (about 5.6 million) have food allergies, with nearly 40% allergic to more than one food.
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The death of a Dutch teen serves as a grim reminder of the dangers associated with inhaling common household products, such as spray-on deodorant, keyboard dusters and whipped cream. The 19-year-old's cardiac arrest and eventual death are described in an article published November 15 in BMJ Case Reports.
A simple pop-up alert on a computer screen could help save the brains and hearts of many hospital-bound people with an irregular heartbeat, a new clinical trial reveals. Rates for heart attack and stroke plunged by close to 90% in people helped by the new program, the study found.
Physicians have known for years that black people in the United States are at higher risk than whites of dying from sudden cardiac arrest, but the reasons have been unclear. A large new study identifies what is not causing this racial disparity, for the most part: differences in income, education, diet, smoking, stress and other traditional markers of heart health.
The availability of helicopter ambulance service varies widely across different European countries, a recent study suggests. This inconsistency could lead to greater inequity in access to healthcare, the authors write in a paper in the Emergency Medicine Journal, online October 23.
A history of head injury is common in the United States and is associated With long-term steeper cognitive decline and a greater risk for dementia over the following 20 years than not Having a head injury , new research Suggests.
Yelp reviews reveal that emergency departments are viewed as being higher quality but lacking in service as compared to urgent care centers, which patients rate the opposite, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
The authors of a study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine examined the efficacy of a psychiatric screening protocol used by emergency medical services in one California county and found that it reduced the burden in local emergency departments.
New research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped low-income families rely less on emergency department visits for medical care.
The study abstract, "Effect of Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Emergency Department Visits by Uninsured Patients in Illinois 2009-2015," will be presented on Friday, Nov. 2, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2018 National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association have released updated guidelines for emergency care of injured and critically ill children. The guidelines were published in a policy statement in the November issue of Pediatrics.
Researchers revised a joint policy statement from 2009 to highlight recent advances in pediatric emergency care.
Millions of children and teens are affected by sports and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) annually. To help reduce the effects of TBIs in youth sports, all 50 states and the District of Columbia enacted state youth TBI laws between 2009 and 2014.
A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined the effectiveness of these laws by looking at sports and recreation mild TBI (mTBI) -related emergency department (ED) visits for children ages 5 to 18 years before and after TBI legislation was enacted in each state.
Specifically, the researchers looked at the EDI visits from 2006 through 2014 for diagnosis of mTBI and compared them with diagnoses of moderate to severe TBI, minor head injury, and long bone fracture. The study was published in the Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation.
The emergency worker remembers when the "young and proud" Aboriginal man in his 20s was brought into the emergency department by his father. He was agitated and upset, He said he wanted to kill himself but he would not engage with us any further."
The man was seen by the psychiatry team and admitted as an involuntary patient. There were no beds available, and I was to stay in the ED until one became available. On his second day in the ED, I managed to escape.