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As 2nd Anniversary Nears of Ebola Breakout in West Africa, Nurse Provides Firsthand Account of Combating Ebola

International nurse volunteers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West African encountered death on nearly every shift and worked under conditions that challenged their ingenuity in providing even basic care. That is according to one nurse's...
25-Nov-2015 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gene Variants Involved in Stress Responses Affect 'Post-Concussive' Symptoms

Variations in a gene that affect the body's responses to stress influence the risk of developing so-called post-concussive symptoms (PCS) after car crashes, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official...
24-Nov-2015 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Analgesic May Be Alternative to Opioids for Sedation and Anesthesia

Isovaline, a new type of analgesic drug, may be a promising alternative to opioids for anesthesia and procedural sedation, according to animal studies reported in in Anesthesia & Analgesia.
20-Nov-2015 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

US Emergency Departments Show Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pain Management

Minority patients are less likely to receive analgesic medications for abdominal pain at US emergency departments (EDs), suggests a nationwide study in the December issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
17-Nov-2015 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Responding To "C-diff"—Concerted Action Needed to Control Health Care-Related Infection

Appropriate use of antibiotics is a critical step toward controlling the ongoing epidemic of health care-related Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), according to a special article in the November issue of Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice....
16-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

'No Evidence' That Bone-Growth Agent for Spinal Fusion Increases Cancer Risk

A new study may alleviate concerns regarding increased cancer risk for patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP). The study appears in November 15 issue of Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer.
12-Nov-2015 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Shooting Has Lessons for Strengthening College Mental Health Services

As the nation reels from another mass shooting on a college campus, analysis of the 2007 attack at Virginia Tech University highlights the need for "comprehensive and coordinated mental health services on college campuses, according to a paper in...
10-Nov-2015 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

SmartTots Urges Continued Research on Possible Effects of Anesthesia on Young Children; Issues Supplement to Recent Consensus Statement

SmartTots today issued a supplement to its recent consensus statement in response to a clinical trial’s preliminary outcome that found no difference in the developing brain between two-year-olds who had undergone general anesthesia and those who...
10-Nov-2015 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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