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Chest Pains, Emergency Medicine, Research, Emergency Care

How One Minute Could Prevent Unnecessary Hospitalization, Tests for Patients with Low-Risk Chest Pains

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Using a shared decision-making aid to involve patients more in their own care decisions can prevent unnecessary hospitalization or advanced cardiac tests for patients reporting low-risk chest pain — for the cost of about 1 minute of time. So says a study from Mayo Clinic researchers, published online today in The BMJ.

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Case Western Reserve University, case school of engineering, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Filling Need for Fast and Accurate Assessment of Blood’s Ability to Clot

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Case Western Reserve University researchers have developed a portable sensor that can assess the clotting ability of a person’s blood 95 times faster than current methods—using only a single drop of blood.

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Brazil, Crack Cocaine, toxic stress, Brain Development In Children, Trauma, fMRI, Human Development, Drug Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Gang Violence, Child Protective Services

Texas Tech, Brazilian Researchers Examine Effects of Toxic Stress on Children’s Brain Development

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The study uses fMRI data to compare brain development between children who experience pervasive, continuing trauma and those with “normal” development.

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Canner, Suicide, Emergency, Injury

Attempted Suicide Rates and Risk Groups Essentially Unchanged, New Study Shows

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Johns Hopkins investigators report that their analysis of a national database representing more than 1 billion emergency department visits shows that over a recent eight-year period, nothing much has changed in the rates of unsuccessful suicide attempts, or in the age, gender, seasonal timing or means used by those who tried to take their lives in the United States.

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distracted driving, Driving Behaviors, Driving Safety, Trauma Nursing

Program Helps Teens 'Get the Message' About Distracted Driving

A program to educate teens about distracted driving—including a tour of a hospital trauma center and testimony from a trauma survivor—can increase awareness of the dangers of texting, cell phone use, and other distractions while driving, reports a study in the Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses.

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Medical Research, Neonatology, Telemedicine, Dr. Jennifer Fang, Mayo Clinic Center for Connected Care

Emergency Video Telemedicine Positively Impacts Newborn Resuscitation

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures. These infrequent, high-risk deliveries may present challenges to community hospitals less familiar with advanced newborn resuscitation interventions. Telemedicine consultations are a good option to help meet these challenges and positively impact patient care, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wound Repair and Regeneration, Opioid, Opioid use, Chronic Wounds, Wound Healing, Healthcare, Health Care, Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Care, Geriatric Health Care, Pain Managament

New Study Finds Chronic Wound Patients Who Never Receive Opioids Heal Faster

Victoria Shanmugam, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, published a study in Wound Repair and Regeneration finding that opioid exposure is associated with reduced likelihood of healing in patients with chronic wounds.

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Helmet Laws, Motor Vehicle Crash Related Injuries, Trauma, Motorcycle, Emergency Medicine

Study: Double-Digit Rise in Head Injuries After Michigan Helmet Law Repeal

Fewer motorcycle riders who are involved in crashes across the state of Michigan are wearing a helmet, and the state’s trauma centers have seen a 14 percent increase in head injuries among motorcyclists, since the state’s partial repeal of its universal helmet law in April 2012, a new study finds.

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Critical Care, Delirium, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, CAUTI, Venous Thromboembolism, VTE, Nursing, Clinical Practice Guidelines, ICU

New Clinical Resources from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Address Delirium, CAUTI and VTE

New clinical resources from AACN address some of the most serious complications facing critically ill patients -- delirium, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and venous thromboembolism (VTE). These updated AACN Practice Alerts feature the latest evidence-based resources and research and are available at no cost via the AACN website, www.aacn.org/practicealerts.

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Retail Clinics Do Not Reduce ER Visits for Minor Ailments

Study provides further evidence retail clinics may not cut health costs

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School Staff Know More Than They Think They Do About Treating Anaphylaxis

A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found only 18 percent of non-nursing school staff surveyed felt very confident in their ability to recognize anaphylaxis symptoms. Only 19 percent felt very confident that they could correctly treat a child having a severe allergic reaction.

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Emergency Medicine, Emergency, Pediatric, Pediatrics, pediatric emergency medical service, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Unit Brings Top Emergency Care to Brooklyn

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The newly implemented emergency department care model at NYU Lutheran Medical Center has introduced a new model of care to improve efficiency and provide a better patient experience.

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Infection, Critical Care, ICU, Public Health, Patient Care

Candida auris Emerging Form of Serious Infections.

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New Blood Test for Concussions Has 90 Percent Success Rate

Scientists from Children's Health Research Institute, a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University have developed a new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per cent certainty whether or not an adolescent athlete has suffered a concussion.

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Telemedicine, Newyork Presbyterian, urgent care, Healthcare It

NewYork-Presbyterian Launches Digital Urgent Care and Virtual Visit with NYP OnDemand

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NewYork-Presbyterian has launched Digital Urgent Care and Virtual Visit, two new online services connecting patients with NYP providers, which includes ColumbiaDoctors, Weill Cornell Medicine’s Physician Organization and NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups, through real-time video. The services are available on www.nyp.org and through the NYP mobile app (mobileapp.nyp.org). Digital Urgent Care and Virtual Visit are the latest offerings from NYP OnDemand, a comprehensive suite of digital health services designed to improve and expand patient care.

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zinc, Crystallography, Blood, Wladek Minor, University Of Virginia, University of Virginia School of Medicine, UVA School of Medicine, Discovery, Image, Imagery, Research, Medical Research, Homeostasis, Wound Healing, Taste, Reproductive Health, Sex, Smell, Supplements, X-Ray, x-ray crystallography, Health, good health, Fatty Acids, Hormones, Computer Models, compu

Here's How Your Body Transports Zinc to Protect Your Health

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Zinc is essential for wound healing, for vision, for DNA creation, for our senses of taste and smell, even for sexual health. But despite its importance, scientists have never fully understood the mechanism that moves the mineral through the body – until now. Researchers have, for the first time, created detailed blueprints of the molecular moving vans that ferry this important mineral everywhere it’s needed through the blood.

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Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Hip Fracture Patients Fare Best During Recovery in High-Occupancy Nursing Homes with Higher Level Physician Staffing

Hip fractures are a common and disabling condition that occurs more than 300,000 times each year in the United States in those 65 and older—1.6 million times worldwide. A new study from Penn Medicine, which compared outcome variations in acute and post-acute care facilities, suggests that for older adults hospitalized with hip fracture, the quality of the post-acute care they receive has a greater impact on long-term recovery than the care they received at the hospital. This study was published today online ahead of print in Medical Care, a journal of the American Public Health Association.

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Military, military training, military trauma, Trauma, Trauma Care, trauma systems, Combat Blast Injury, amputated limbs, Critical Care, First Aid Techniques, Emergency Medicine, EMS, Penn Medicine

A Roadmap to Life After the Worst Injuries, in Times of War and Peace

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced a horrific type of medical trauma known as the “dismounted complex blast injury” (DCBI), in which an improvised explosive device detonates beneath a soldier patrolling on foot, often leading to multiple-limb loss. Previously, these injuries were considered deadly, but today, new training techniques are helping to manage DCBIs, and in many cases stabilize these critically injured patients and restore many normal functions. The lessons learned will not only save lives on the battlefield in the future but also in civilian trauma centers today.

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Surgery, Trauma, Colonoscopy, Biopsy, Medical Device, Bleeding, Hemostasis, Blood Thinner, Terrence Norchi, Arch Therapeutics, AC5 Surgical Hemostatic Device , AC5 Topical Hemostatic Device , AC5, Dermatology, Anticoagulant

Expert: Surgical Risks and Interventions in Development

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New Tool May Predict Survival After Gunshot Wounds

MINNEAPOLIS – Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind tool to help predict a person’s chance of survival after a gunshot wound in the head or other penetrating injury, according to a new study published in the October 26, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. It’s called the SPIN-Score, which stands for Surviving Penetrating Injury to the Brain.







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