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Research Links Premature Birth to Withdrawn Personality

New research indicates that adults born very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn and display signs of autism.

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The Earlier The Better – Bystanders Save Lives With CPR For Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest kills an estimated 200,000 people a year in the United States, but many of those lives could be saved if ordinary bystanders simply performed CPR, a new study led by Duke Medicine shows. The early application of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by an average person nearby, combined with defibrillation by firefighters or police before the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS), was the one intervention that substantially increased survival from cardiac arrest, according to findings reported by Duke researchers and colleagues in the July 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Studies Examine Use of Bystander Interventions for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Two studies in the July 21 issue of JAMA find that use of interventions such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators by bystanders and first responders have increased and were associated with improved survival and neurological outcomes for persons who experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Lower Risk Treatment for Blood Clots 'Empowers' Patients, Improves Care

Indiana University School of Medicine emergency room physicians compared treatment between rivaroxaban and warfarin for deep vein thrombosis or pumonary embolism and found advantages for the patient and improved outcomes from rivaroxaban.

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UB Researcher Explores First-Responders’ Role in End-of-Life Calls

Paramedics and emergency medical technicians are trained to save lives. But they sometimes enter situations where a dying patient’s end-of-life wishes contradict their professional code.

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Targeting Bacteria in the Gut Might Help Burn and Trauma Patients

A PLOS ONE study has found that burn patients experience dramatic changes in the 100 trillion bacteria inside the gastrointestinal tract.There was an increase in potentially harmful bacteria, and decrease in beneficial bacteria. The findings suggest that burn patients might benefit from treatment with probiotics.

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Study Shows Second Severe Allergic Reaction Can Occur Hours After First

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New research offers clues as to why some kids can have a second, related severe allergic reaction hours after a first – and what to do about it.

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Improving Survival for Cardiac Arrest: IOM Report Author/ Illinois Heart Rescue Leader Available

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Having a Stroke? Where You Are Makes a Huge Difference in Your Treatment

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A new map of emergency stroke care in America shows just how much of a patchwork system we still have for delivering the most effective stroke treatment. And thousands of people a year may end up unnecessarily disabled as a result.

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Penn Author Calls for Better Primary Care for Medicaid Patients to Curb Unnecessary Emergency Room Visits

Although a goal of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was to provide Medicaid patients with a source of nonemergency care outside of hospital emergency departments (EDs), researchers suggest that these newly enrolled patients will likely continue to look to EDs for treatment of chronic diseases and other nonemergency issues, despite state attempts to impose fees on ED visits. Health policy researchers suggest in a new Perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine that patient-centered medical homes may be more effective in reducing the number of Medicare patients seeking nonemergency care in EDs than increasing the cost of the visits.