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New Guidelines Seek to Promote Family-Centered Care in the ICU

Critical illness is a stressful and traumatic experience that may have lasting effects on the health of patients and families, even months after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). A new set of guidelines for promoting family-centered care in neonatal, pediatric, and adult ICUs will be presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu. The guidelines also appear in Critical Care Medicine, SCCM's official journal, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Physician Assisted Suicide, Ethics, Euthanasia, Critical Care Medicine, SCCM

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in the ICU - Experts Debate Ethical Issues

Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia (PAS/E) is a topic of intense debate in society, not least among critical care medicine specialists, who treat many patients at or near the end of life. Core ethical issues involved in PAS/E will be discussed and debated in a unique panel discussion at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. These issues are also discussed in Critical Care Medicine, SCCM’s official journal, published by Wolters Kluwer. The session will be broadcast live at www.sccm.org/live. Follow #SCCMLive.

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Gunshot Victims in Cook County ‘Under-Triaged’ to Community Hospitals

Only one in six Cook County gunshot patients with injuries serious enough for treatment in a designated trauma center are taken to these specialized hospitals, according to a new report in JAMA Surgery.

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Parents Struggle with When to Keep Kids Home Sick From School; Experts on Peanut Allergies Weigh In on New Guidelines; A Better Way to Test for Jaundice, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality, 20 Minutes of Exercise Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory, A Fly Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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'Data-Driven' Approach May Reduce Violence to Hospital Workers

A worksite intervention using unit-level data on violent events can lead to lower risks of patient-to-worker violence and injury to hospital staff, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Trauma Center, Gun Violence, gun violence prevention, intentional violence, Trauma Injuries, University of Chicago Medicine, University Of Chicago, University of Texas Medical Branch, selwyn rogers, Chicago, trauma surgeon, Emergency Department, south side, Level 1 Trauma, Brigham And Women's Hospital, Temple University

Dr. Selwyn Rogers to Head UChicago Medicine's Adult Trauma Center

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Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers Jr., a top surgeon and public health expert with 16 years of trauma care experience, will lead the University of Chicago Medicine's development of the South Side's only Level 1 adult trauma center, scheduled to open in 2018. He joined the organization on Jan. 5, 2017. As chief of the Section for Trauma & Acute Care Surgery and founding director of the University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center, Rogers will build an interdisciplinary team of specialists to treat patients who suffer injury from life-threatening events such as car crashes, serious falls and gun violence.

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Vision Symptoms Following Concussion Can Limit a Child’s Ability to Return to the Classroom

A UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.

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Physician’s Near-Death Experience Inspires Campaign to Boost More Effective Patient Communication

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In an article to be published in the Jan. 5 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, a Henry Ford Hospital critical care medicine physician describes in candid detail about how her own near-death experience inspired an organizational campaign to help health professionals communicate more effectively and demonstrate more empathy to their patients.

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Fire and Smoke-Related Injuries on the Rise This Winter

Over the last few weeks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen multiple admissions and a few tragic deaths due to fire and smoke inhalation injuries.

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Cycling in Bed Is Safe for ICU Patients: Hamilton Study

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Researchers at McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton have demonstrated that physiotherapists can safely start in-bed cycling sessions with critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients early on in their ICU stay.

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Study: Fewer Kids Visited ERs for Asthma After Indoor Smoking Bans

Emergency rooms in communities with indoor smoking bans reported a 17 percent decrease in the number of children needing care for asthma attacks, according to new research from the University of Chicago Medicine.

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The Neighborhood Effect: Sicker Patients Draw on Shared Resources

In a research letter published Dec. 27, 2016, in JAMA, University of Chicago physicians found that when one patient on a typical 20-bed hospital unit took a turn for the worse, the other patients on that ward were at increased risk for their own setbacks.

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Study Finds Hospital ICUs Overused

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ICUs are being used too often for patients who don’t need that level of care, according a new research in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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WIU GIS Students Participate in Building Tri-County 911 Network

This story outlines the role of WIU students in helping create a 911 network to cover some of the handful of counties in Illinois without 911 services.

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Stem Cell ‘Living Bandage’ for Knee Injuries Trialled in Humans

A ‘living bandage’ made from stem cells, which could revolutionise the treatment and prognosis of a common sporting knee injury, has been trialled in humans for the first time by scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Bristol.

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Nosocomial pressure ulcer, Patient demographics, Pressure injury, Pressure ulcer prevalence, Pressure Ulcers, Risk Assessment

Decreased Rates of Pressure Injuries Linked to Better Preventive Care

Rates of new pressure injuries in U.S. hospitals and other acute care settings have decreased by about half over the past decade, according to national survey data reported in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Official journal of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society, the Journal of WOCN® is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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First-of-Its-Kind Study on Injury Recovery Takes the Trauma Patient’s Point of View

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In one of the first studies to examine priorities in recovery identified by trauma patients, family members and clinicians over time, an international research partnership that was launched from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and Griffith University School of Nursing & Midwifery in Australia has helped advance the importance of patient-reported outcome measures for improved trauma care and research.

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New Trial to Examine Use of Pre-Hospital Blood Products

University of Warwick is collaborating with researchers at the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC) to support a ground-breaking new study to investigate the effectiveness of giving patients blood products immediately after a major injury or trauma - before they reach hospital.







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