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Over-Organizing Repair Cells Set the Stage for Fibrosis

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The excessive activity of repair cells in the early stages of tissue recovery sets the stage for fibrosis by priming the activation of an important growth factor, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology.

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Splints Placed Improperly in 93% of Suspected Pediatric Fractures Treated in Emergency Rooms/Urgent Care Centers

More than 90 percent of potential pediatric fractures are splinted improperly in emergency rooms and urgent care centers, which can lead to swelling and skin injuries, according to a study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The findings are being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.

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Penn Medicine’s “Sepsis Sniffer” Generates Faster Sepsis Care and Suggests Reduced Mortality

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An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed by Penn Medicine experts has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis. A study assessing the tool is published online in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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Medical Student Leads Multi-University Research Effort Showing Cost Effectiveness of Bedside Ultrasound in Pediatric ER Care

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A third-year medical student at the University of Louisville has led a group of researchers from five universities in determining that bedside ultrasound is cost-effective in pediatric emergency room care.

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It’s Time to Fight Sepsis Like We Fight Heart Attack, U-M Researchers Say

A decade ago, America’s health care community took on heart attacks with gusto, harnessing the power of research and data to make sure that every patient got the best possible care. It worked. Now, say a pair of University of Michigan Medical School experts, it’s time to do the same for sepsis.

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US Military Adopts Checklist for Trauma and Emergency Anesthesia

A checklist for trauma and emergency anesthesia, published last year in Anesthesia & Analgesia, has been included in the US Department of Defense's Joint Theater Trauma System Clinical Practice Guideline for trauma anesthesia.

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Benzodiazepine Sedatives Linked to Higher Rates of Mortality Compared to Propofol

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A University of Utah study shows for the first time that continuous infusion benzodiazepines – a class of sedatives that includes lorazepam and midazolam, once considered the standard of care in the ICU – are linked to an increased likelihood of death among patients who receive mechanical ventilation, when compared to the sedative propofol.

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New Study Reconfirms: Calling 9-1-1 Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death

It's a simple message: Call 9-1-1 at the first warning signs of a heart attack. Unfortunately, many still choose to either drive to the hospital, or wait to see if the symptoms disappear. New research from the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute reconfirms relying on emergency medical services helps heart attack patients avoid delays and expedite treatment.

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Treatment Studied to Help Patients ‘Burned to the Bone’

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Burn researchers at the University of Michigan Health System examine new approach for treating painful aftermath of war-defining combat injuries.

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Possible New Treatment for Soft Tissue Bone Formation in Burn Victims May Hold Promise for Blast Injured

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A possible new treatment for stopping bone growth in soft tissue following third-degree burns may also prove to be beneficial to combat troops suffering high energy orthopaedic trauma or blast injuries, according to an article to appear in Science Translational Medicine, Sept. 24, 2014.

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