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Released: 8-Jul-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Nonin Medical Announces FDA Clearance of the CO-Pilot™ Wireless Handheld Multi-Parameter System
Nonin Medical, Inc

Nonin Medical, Inc. today announced the CO-Pilot™ Wireless Handheld Multi-Parameter System (H500) received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Released: 30-Jun-2020 6:00 AM EDT
To Support Lactating Emergency Physicians, Consider These Strategies
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new paper highlights strategies that emergency departments can implement to support lactating emergency physicians.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Top Summer Safety Tips for Children
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers summer safety tips for children and families so they can enjoy summer activities in a safe and healthy manner

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
New study looks at post-COVID-19 emerging disease in children
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

In recent weeks, a multisystem hyperinflammatory condition has emerged in children in association with prior exposure or infection to SARS-CoV-2.

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Study is first to identify potential therapeutic targets for COVID-19
Lawson Health Research Institute

A team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are the first in the world to profile the body's immune response to COVID-19.

Newswise: FAU Resident Physicians Create a Critical Pipeline 
for South Florida’s Healthcare Workforce
Released: 25-Jun-2020 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Resident Physicians Create a Critical Pipeline for South Florida’s Healthcare Workforce
Florida Atlantic University

With the Association of American Medical Colleges estimating a shortage of up to nearly 122,000 physicians in the U.S. by 2032, and demand for physicians growing faster than supply, FAU’s resident physicians are creating a critical pipeline for South Florida’s healthcare workforce.

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Released: 24-Jun-2020 6:55 PM EDT
Passage of 2016 fireworks law ignites increase in fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia
West Virginia University

Fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia have shot up 40 percent since a 2016 state law liberalized the sale of certain fireworks, categorized as “Class C” or “1.4G,” according to Toni Marie Rudisill, research assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of Public Health.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Wildfire smoke has immediate harmful health effects: UBC study
University of British Columbia

Exposure to wildfire smoke affects the body's respiratory and cardiovascular systems almost immediately, according to new research from the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health.

Newswise: New Research Confirms Higher Rates of New Coronavirus in Latinx Populations
Released: 23-Jun-2020 8:15 AM EDT
New Research Confirms Higher Rates of New Coronavirus in Latinx Populations
Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a new analysis of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, test results for nearly 38,000 people has found a positivity rate among Latinx populations about three times higher than for any other racial and ethnic group. The findings, published June 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), add to evidence that there are much higher COVID-19 infection rates among U.S. minorities, particularly in Latinx communities.

Released: 22-Jun-2020 4:45 PM EDT
DHS S&T Seeks Partners for First Responders Technology R&D
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS S&T announced today it is seeking new technologies for first responders.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 3:30 PM EDT
The Future of Emergency Response Is Here
Rush University Medical Center

In the early 2000s, Dino Rumoro, DO, MPH, had a vision for what an emergency department could be, and needed to be.

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Released: 18-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
AJR: Chest CT can distinguish negative from positive lab results for COVID-19
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

An open-access American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) article exploring the diagnostic value of chest CT for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia--especially for patients with negative initial results of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing--found that the less pulmonary consolidation on chest CT, the greater the possibility of negative initial RT-PCR results.

Released: 18-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Should You Take Your Child to the Emergency Room, Urgent Care—or Call the Doctor?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

As a parent, your number one goal is keeping your child safe and healthy. When is it time to head to the emergency department (ED)—and when is it best to call your child’s doctor, or go to an urgent care center?

Newswise: Homeless people are more likely to be put on ventilators for respiratory infections than non-homeless
Released: 17-Jun-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Homeless people are more likely to be put on ventilators for respiratory infections than non-homeless
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers from UCLA, Harvard Medical School and the University of Tokyo found that during a recent six-year period, homeless people in New York state were more likely to hospitalized and treated with mechanical ventilators for respiratory infections than people who are not homeless. These findings have implications for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 15-Jun-2020 9:35 AM EDT
COVID-19 Associated with Dramatic Decline in Use of Emergency Department by Pediatric Asthma Patients
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The number of patients visiting the emergency department (ED) for asthma treatment dropped by 76% in the first month of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The proportion of ED visits that led to a patient being hospitalized also decreased over this period, suggesting the decrease in overall visits was not solely due to patients avoiding the hospital due to the pandemic or delays in care for less serious asthma events.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 Triage Decisions Should ‘Ignore Life-Years Saved,’ Writes Bioethicist in Medical Care
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

How do we decide which patients with COVID-19 should get priority for lifesaving ventilators and ICU beds? Writing in the July issue of Medical Care, a prominent bioethicist argues that COVID-19 triage strategies should focus on saving lives, rather than prioritizing life-years saved. Medical Care is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 9-Jun-2020 4:25 PM EDT
Use of Emergency Departments Plummets During COVID-19
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new commentary highlights the dramatic decline in emergency department visits during the COVID-19 pandemic and what could be causing the decrease.

Newswise: Jump Into Summer Safely
Released: 9-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Jump Into Summer Safely
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

The first days of summer mean warmer temperatures and plenty of sunlight for outdoor play. However, for adolescents and young adults alike, additional risks for injury are present, especially as states’ sheltering in place requirements have limited activity in recent months. With media reporting an increase in sales of outdoor toys such as trampolines and inflatable toys because of COVID-19, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is reminding parents to encourage families to think before they bounce.

Released: 7-Jun-2020 11:30 PM EDT
Study identifies potential approach to treat patients with severe COVID-19
National Cancer Institute (NCI) at NIH

Early data from a clinical study suggest that blocking the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein provided clinical benefit to a small group of patients with severe COVID-19.

Newswise: Pulmonary Embolism and COVID-19
Released: 2-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Pulmonary Embolism and COVID-19
Henry Ford Health System

Researchers at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit say early diagnosis of a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs led to swifter treatment intervention in COVID-19 patients. In a new study published recently in the journal Radiology, researchers found that 51 percent of patients found to have a pulmonary embolism, or PE, were diagnosed in the Emergency Department, the entry point for patients being admitted to the hospital.

1-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Rutgers Experts Discuss What a “Good Death” Means During Pandemic
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers experts discuss death dying and end-of-life care during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 29-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT
A roadmap for effective treatment of COVID-19
Frontiers

Due to the devastating worldwide impact of COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, there has been unprecedented efforts by clinicians and researchers from around the world to quickly develop safe and effective treatments and vaccines.

22-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Follow-up Treatments After Opioid Overdose Rare Among Insured Patients
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Of nearly 6,500 commercially insured patients treated in EDs nationwide for an overdose or other opioid-related medical complications, only 16 percent accessed opioid use disorder (OUD) medications or another form of treatment within three months of the ED visit.

Newswise: ‘With This Ring,’ Scientists Hope to Predict COVID-19 in Healthcare Workers
Released: 27-May-2020 8:30 AM EDT
‘With This Ring,’ Scientists Hope to Predict COVID-19 in Healthcare Workers
Florida Atlantic University

A three-pronged approach will help to predict COVID-19 infection in healthcare workers. At the center of it all – a ring, which tracks vitals such as heart rate and temperature and alerts the user that they might be getting sick without even realizing it. The study also will determine if participants go on to develop an acute COVID-19 infection and the prevalence rate in that population. Researchers hope to better identify patterns that could predict the emergence and recovery from novel infections to prevent and contain future pandemics.

Newswise: Mobile Life Support Delivered to Area Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 26-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Mobile Life Support Delivered to Area Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health has deployed a mobile ECMO life support system to help sustain critically-ill patients during the pandemic.

Released: 20-May-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals Emergency Medical Services Committee Recognizes National EMS Week 2020 with new “Thank You” Video.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Committee of the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals is pleased to join our hospital Emergency Medicine colleagues, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Association of EMT’s, Governor Charles D. Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and City of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh in celebrating National EMS Week 2020, commencing May 17th, 2020.

Released: 15-May-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Treatment with interferon-α2b speeds up recovery of COVID-19 patients in exploratory study
Frontiers

Treatment with antivirals such as interferons may significantly improve virus clearance and reduce levels of inflammatory proteins in COVID-19 patients, according to a new study in Frontiers in Immunology.

Newswise: Heart attacks, heart failure, stroke: COVID-19’s dangerous cardiovascular complications
Released: 15-May-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Heart attacks, heart failure, stroke: COVID-19’s dangerous cardiovascular complications
University of Virginia Health System

A new guide from emergency medicine doctors details the potentially deadly cardiovascular complications COVID-19 can cause.

Released: 14-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel
Newswise

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

Newswise: Chest X-Rays in Emergency Rooms Can Help Predict Severity of COVID-19 Illness in Young and Middle-aged Adults
13-May-2020 2:15 PM EDT
Chest X-Rays in Emergency Rooms Can Help Predict Severity of COVID-19 Illness in Young and Middle-aged Adults
Mount Sinai Health System

Chest X-rays performed on young and middle-aged adults with COVID-19 when they arrive at the emergency room can help doctors predict who is at higher risk of severe illness and intubation, Mount Sinai researchers report.

Released: 12-May-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Coronavirus infection in children -- it may not start with a cough
Frontiers

Children suffering from sickness and diarrhea, coupled with a fever or history of exposure to coronavirus, should be suspected of being infected with COVID-19, recommends a new study published in Frontiers in Pediatrics.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 12-May-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

The following are various story ideas regarding the COVID-19 illness. To interview experts in these tips or others at Johns Hopkins, contact JHMedia@jhmi.edu.

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Released: 11-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Imaging reveals bowel abnormalities in patients with COVID-19
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Patients with COVID-19 can have bowel abnormalities, including ischemia, according to a new study published today in the journal Radiology.

Newswise: Rutgers School of Public Health Students Team up with New Jersey Poison Center’s COVID-19 Hotline
Released: 11-May-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Rutgers School of Public Health Students Team up with New Jersey Poison Center’s COVID-19 Hotline
Rutgers School of Public Health

To meet the growing demand for qualified individuals to staff the hotline, NJPIES - which is part of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - recruited and trained volunteers from throughout Rutgers, including the Rutgers School of Public Health, the state’s only accredited graduate school of public health, whose students were among the first to volunteer.

8-May-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Study Finds Rising Rate of Mental Health Visits Among Youth to Emergency Departments
Nationwide Children's Hospital

While the number of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits across the nation has remained stable over the last 10 years, visits for mental health disorders have risen 60% and the rate of visits for deliberate self-harm have increased 329%. In a study published today in Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers looked at the number and reason for mental health-related ED visits.

Released: 8-May-2020 12:45 PM EDT
New antigen test for detecting COVID-19 could help triage patients during the pandemic
Frontiers

One of the most important tools in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is rapid, reliable and relatively cheap diagnostic testing at the point of care. Scientists in Europe recently evaluated the frontline capabilities of a commercially available, 15-minute disposable antigen test to detect COVID-19 infections.

Newswise: Grant will fund pilot program to expand opioid use disorder treatment in Alabama
Released: 6-May-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Grant will fund pilot program to expand opioid use disorder treatment in Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB is launching a pilot program aimed at getting more opioid users into treatment, using telemedicine in three rural counties and emploing the Alabama One Health Record®, a statewide health information exchange, to track outcomes in these patients.

Released: 5-May-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Financial Incentives Boost Doctor Training in Opioid Treatment Medication
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Offering $750 to emergency medicine physicians exponentially increased those trained to prescribe buprenorphine.

Newswise: Gottlieb Memorial Hospital's Renovated and Expanded Emergency Department Opening Today
Released: 5-May-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital's Renovated and Expanded Emergency Department Opening Today
Loyola Medicine

Gottlieb Memorial Hospital’s renovated and expanded emergency department will open today (Tuesday, May 5, 2020). The expansion will accommodate an increase in daily patient visits and future growth to meet the needs of Melrose Park and surrounding communities. Gottlieb is a member of Loyola Medicine, which includes Loyola University Medical Center and MacNeal Hospital. The $15.8 million project is made possible by the Gottlieb Memorial Foundation under the leadership of chairman Jack Weinberg. Mr. Weinberg’s grandparents, David and Dorothy Gottlieb, along with other community leaders, founded Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in 1961.

Newswise: UC San Diego Health Offers Virtual Appointments to Patients with COVID-19
Released: 4-May-2020 11:35 AM EDT
UC San Diego Health Offers Virtual Appointments to Patients with COVID-19
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health now offers a telemedicine clinic to help patients with COVID-19 recover at home.

Newswise: UCLA leads CDC-funded project to reduce COVID-19 infection among emergency room workers
Released: 1-May-2020 8:15 AM EDT
UCLA leads CDC-funded project to reduce COVID-19 infection among emergency room workers
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is leading a project in collaboration with the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine to study ways to reduce the risk for COVID-19 infection among emergency department workers.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Guide released for supporting the mental health of frontline COVID-19 staff
Queen Mary University of London

COVID-19 healthcare workers will be psychologically impacted by their work during the pandemic and will require psychological support from multiple levels in their organisations, according to an academic review by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, London's Air Ambulance and Barts Health NHS Trust, and a London-based A&E doctor.

Newswise: Spinal cord injuries: Scientists probe individual cells to find better treatments
Released: 30-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Spinal cord injuries: Scientists probe individual cells to find better treatments
University of Virginia Health System

Two top scientists are seeking answers to questions about spinal cord injuries that have long frustrated the development of effective treatments.

Newswise: Clinicians Warn of the Dangers of Equating COVID-19 with High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
Released: 30-Apr-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Clinicians Warn of the Dangers of Equating COVID-19 with High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Early reports of COVID-19 symptoms and the compelling need to quickly identify treatment options and curb the growing number of critically ill patients have led to erroneous and potentially dangerous comparisons between COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases like high altitude pulmonary edema, or HAPE.

Released: 29-Apr-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Clinical Trial To Test Blood Plasma from Recovered Patients as Treatment for COVID-19 Disease
NYU Langone Health

A clinical trial now underway is looking at whether blood plasma donated by people recovered from 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) could be used to treat other people with the pandemic virus.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
When Is It Okay to Go to Urgent Care?
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Barbara A. Masser, MD, Medical Director at BIDMC urgent care centers in Chelsea and Chestnut Hill, offers advice to help you make the right decision when your care can't wait.

Newswise: Don't Wait: Stroke, Heart Attack Still Emergencies, Doctors Say
Released: 27-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Don't Wait: Stroke, Heart Attack Still Emergencies, Doctors Say
Cedars-Sinai

Doctors who treat stroke and heart attack patients are trying to find out why they have been seeing fewer patients with these life-threatening emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is COVID-19 somehow preventing emergencies from happening? Or, are people ignoring symptoms and staying home instead of seeking the medical care they need?

Released: 23-Apr-2020 10:50 AM EDT
UChicago Medicine doctors see ‘remarkable’ success using ventilator alternatives to treat COVID-19
University of Chicago Medical Center

Doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine are seeing “truly remarkable” results using high-flow nasal cannulas rather than ventilators and intubation to treat some COVID-19 patients. A team from UChicago Medicine’s emergency room took 24 COVID-19 patients who were in respiratory distress and gave them HFNCs instead of putting them on ventilators. The patients all fared extremely well, and only one of them required intubation after 10 days.


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