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Visits to the Emergency Department Reach New High in CDC Data

A record high 145.6 million patients visited US emergency departments (EDs) in 2016, the most recent year for which data are available, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In contrast, 136.9 million ED visits were record in 2015, noted the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in a news release about the…

Getting back to work after heart attack

Getting Back To Work After A Heart Attack

Heart attack patients with the desire to return to work can do it. That’s the main message of a paper published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Patients who believe they can still do their job and want to go back will make a success…

Medical Emergency

Financial Planning Lessons From A Medical Emergency

Parth Kapadia (38) and his wife Karuna (34) are living a life many would dream of. Along with their dog, a beautiful golden retriever, they live in a spacious apartment in Pune’s plush Koregaon Park. Parth is an executive in a multinational bank and Karuna runs her own fashion business. The glamorous exterior, however, hides…

Suicide

Suicide Related ED Visits Increased In Children From 2007 To 2015

Although the Emergency Department (ED) is a frequent point of contact for individuals with suicide-related behaviour (SRB) or ideation; so there is limited literature specifically examining presentations to the ED for SRB. This review examines the international literature published in North America; so the United Kingdom and Australia relating to presentations to the ED for…

Hypothermia

Thai Cave Rescue: Details for Preventing Hypothermia, Panic

The harrowing details of the rescue operation that save 12 adolescent Thai soccer players and their coach from Thailand’s monsoon flooded Tham Luang cave were report shortly after the effort ended, but the specifics of their medical care before, during, and after the rescue have been hazy. Now, a research letter publish online today in…

Volunteer Doctors

Volunteer Doctors Struggle To Provide Stopgap Care To Immigrants

De la Rosa noticed a bandage covered cotton ball in the crook of Meliza’s elbow, a remnant of having blood drawn. During their time at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility; so Meliza  sent to a hospital, Magdalena explained, cradling the child with her 5 foot frame. They have run tests, but they had…

Medicine Physicians

High Rate Of Burnout Among Emergency Medicine Residents

Among emergency medicine residents, 76.1% reported symptoms of burnout, similar to the rate of burnout experienced by emergency medicine physicians. Researchers created the cross-sectional 2017 National Emergency Medicine Resident Wellness Survey; which is to evaluate the burnout rates of emergency medicine residents across the United States. Previous work shows that emergency medicine attending physicians have…

Measles Cases

US Measles Cases Top 300, Emergency Declared In New York County

There are now 314 confirmed cases of measles in 15 states, with six states reporting measles outbreaks; according to the latest data for 2019 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The situation is severe enough in New York’s Rockland County, a suburb of New York City, that an emergency effective today with 155…

Antibiotic

Emergency Physicians Refer Cellulitis Patients for Antibiotic Therapy

A program for referring adult cellulitis patients from the emergency department (ED) to outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) clinics is associate with low failure rates and few adverse events, according to a prospective study.For physicians working in communities without OPAT services, I hope that this paper provides some encouragement that this is a safe and…

Emergency Medical Treatment

Emergency Department, Transfer Rates Tied To Patient's Ability To Pay

Decisions about hospital admissions and transfers from the emergency department (ED) continue to be associate with patient insurance status; so despite decades-old federal legislation mandating a payment-blind care access, a study has shown. The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) of 1986 requires all US hospitals that accept Medicare to provide ED care…

Emergency Department

Decreased Nursing Staffing Affects Emergency Department

The effect of nurse staffing on emergency department (ED) efficiency remains a significant area of interest to administrators, physicians, and nurses. They believe that decrease nursing staffing adversely affects key ED throughput metrics. Prior studies identified that increase nurse-to-patient ratios correlate with improve patient outcomes and that lower staffing is associated with increase left without…

Emergency

Treatment At Low Scoring Hospitals May Increase Risk Of Heart Attack

Heart attack patients treated at hospitals with low care scores are at greater risk for another heart attack and/or death due to cardiovascular causes, Rutgers researchers found. After a heart attack, you will want to go back to your regular life. This especially can be true if you spent time in the hospital. However, the…