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Pool Chemical Injuries Occurred In Children

Pool chemical injuries led to an estimate 13,508 U.S. emergency department visits during 2015 to 2017, and about one-third of these injuries occurred in children, according to research publish in the May 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Seriously injured body NEISS captures data on ED…

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Parents Says Their Child Never Wears A Helmet While Riding A Bike

Despite evidence that helmets are critical to preventing head injuries, not all children wear them while biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a new national poll finds. Eighteen percent of parents say their child never wears a helmet on a bike ride, and even more say their kids skip helmets on a skateboard (58%) and scooter…

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Obesity Does Not Increase ICU Mortality Rate

The researches find that Obesity does not correlate to a statistically significant difference in ICU mortality rates of patients with concomitant acute respiratory failure that requires intubation; therefore according to research present at the American Thoracic Society International Conference; held May 17-22, in Dallas, Texas; however, because of a small sample size, further studies with…

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Opioid Addiction Treatment In The Emergency Department

In a novel approach, Emergency Departments doctors at several teaching hospitals treat more than overdose symptoms. They start patients on the road to recovery. The high school student was soon hook on the drug and buying it on the street. Eventually her habit led her to heroin. It was a lot cheaper and I got…

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Do Interventions To Decrease Emergency Care Uses

Research shows that 50% of health care expenditures are attributable to 5% of the population individuals commonly referred to as “super-utilizers” of care. They are often the sickest patients, many of whom have three or more chronic conditions, and they visit the emergency department multiple times during a year. In response, a trend in health…

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Violations Of The Emergency Medical Treatment And Labor Act

Nearly one in five civil monetary penalty settlements related to Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) violations involve psychiatric emergencies. That is the conclusion of a study to be publish in the May 2019 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Settlements related to psychiatric emergencies were…

Back Pain

Evaluation And Management Of Neck And Back Pain

Back pain is a common reason for seeking medical evaluation in the United States and is one of the top five most common emergency department (ED) chief complaints. Nearly 90% of patients who present with atraumatic back pain ultimately have no clear etiology for their discomfort and experience varying degrees of pain relief within 4…

Brain Implants

Experimental Brain Implants Studied As Opioid Deaths Rise

Patient Number One is a thin man, with a scabby face and bouncy knees. His head, shaved in preparation for surgery, is wrapped in a clean, white cloth. Years of drug use cost him his wife, his money and his self-respect; hence before landing him in this drab yellow room at a Shanghai hospital; so…

Emergency Readiness

U.S. Improves Emergency Readiness, But Gaps Persist

The United States’ ability to deal with major health emergencies quickly has improved significantly in recent years, researchers say. In 2019, America scored 6.7 on the 10-point National Health Security Preparedness Index. That’s a 3.1% improvement over the last year, and up 11.7% since the index was created in 2013. The findings show the nation…

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic Stenosis That Cannot Be Treated With Medication

For patients with aortic stenosis that cannot be treat with medication; so surgical (SAVR) and transcatheter (TAVR) aortic valve replacement can offer effective treatment. A new study, one of two on the topic release today at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s 99th Annual Meeting, examines, for the first time, the effects of TAVR with…

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Emergency Room Patients Acuity Levels Not Always Consider

New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business reveals that Metro Vancouver emergency patient acuity levels sometimes come second to wait time targets; so largely due to doctors being unclear around existing emergency room prioritization guidelines. The study find that patient acuity levels are consider more seriously once wait time targets have passed. Decision…

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Dogs Can Help Improve Mood Of Patients In Emergency Hospital Care

A visit from a dog can reduce the distress of patients waiting for emergency treatment in hospital, a study by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) shows. Patients who spent 10 minutes with a visiting therapy dog a four year old springer spaniel named Murphy–reported they felt more comfortable, happier and less distress while waiting for…