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Newswise: Cautionary tale or happy ending? Factors that make a difference in difficult mountain rescue efforts
Released: 17-Jan-2023 6:35 PM EST
Cautionary tale or happy ending? Factors that make a difference in difficult mountain rescue efforts
Elsevier

A trapped mountaineer survived after enduring 16 frigid hours wedged in a crevasse on Denali (Mount McKinley) in Alaska. His long and difficult rescue in frigid conditions and care in the critical aftermath are examined in the current issue of the Wilderness Medical Society’s official journal, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, published by Elsevier.

   
Newswise: Virtual reality tool helps UT Southwestern physicians learn to de-escalate tense situations
Released: 10-Jan-2023 10:05 AM EST
Virtual reality tool helps UT Southwestern physicians learn to de-escalate tense situations
UT Southwestern Medical Center

An innovative virtual reality (VR) training tool – developed by UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine in partnership with UT Dallas – could soon play a major role in helping physicians recognize and respond to potentially violent patient encounters.

Newswise: Cannabis-Related Emergency Department Visits among Older Adults on the Rise
Released: 9-Jan-2023 2:10 PM EST
Cannabis-Related Emergency Department Visits among Older Adults on the Rise
UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego School of Medicine study shows cannabis-related emergency department visits among older adults are on the rise with high risk for adverse effects of cannabis use for ages 65 and older.

Released: 29-Dec-2022 2:05 PM EST
Delaying antibiotics for neutropenic fever may not affect survival of cancer inpatients
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

In cancer patients with neutropenic fever, delaying antibiotic treatment past 60 minutes from the time of fever detection does not reduce the short-term chance of survival, according to a study in the American Journal of Medical Quality. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 21-Dec-2022 9:55 AM EST
Tis the season to manage stress: Winter holiday story ideas and expert commentary
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Winter Holidays channel on Newswise.

   
Released: 21-Dec-2022 9:50 AM EST
Suicidal teens and other kids in mental health crisis languish in ERs
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Every day across America, hundreds of children and teens with depression, anxiety, autism and other conditions end up in their local hospital’s emergency department because of a mental or behavioral health crisis. And 12 hours later, 1 in 5 of them will still be in the ED, a study finds. Another 12 hours after that – a full day after they arrived – 1 in 13 of them will still be in the ED.

Released: 19-Dec-2022 1:55 PM EST
‘Tis The Season for Home Holiday Hazards
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year. Whether you’re traveling, hosting or attending a gathering, or just cozying up at home, the holidays are filled with potential hazards that could ruin your holiday cheer.

Released: 16-Dec-2022 2:10 PM EST
Cost concerns keep older adults from seeking emergency care
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Worries about what emergency care might cost them have kept some older adults from seeking medical attention even when they felt they might need it, a new study shows. In all, 22% of older adults who may have needed care from the emergency department didn’t go because of concerns about what they might have to pay.

12-Dec-2022 5:05 PM EST
Objective Blood Alcohol Measures Confirm the Limitations of Questionnaires and Offer Increased Clinical Opportunities for Treating Dangerous Drinking
Research Society on Alcoholism

Patients in the Emergency Room (ER) should be blood-tested for hazardous drinking rather than evaluated by questionnaires alone, according to a new study comparing alcohol use screening methods. A sizeable minority of patients attend the ER for alcohol-related reasons (12–15% in the UK). That proportion is growing, a US study has found. The ER offers valuable opportunities to identify hazardous drinking and intervene with treatments that can help patients reduce their alcohol use. This requires efficiently and reliably screening ER patients for risky consumption. Validated methods include the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) — and its shorter version, AUDIT-C —which are among the most frequently used screening questionnaires. Another, the Timeline Followback Questionnaire (TLFB), is a retrospective self-administered survey estimating daily alcohol consumption over a specific prior period. In contrast, phosphatidylethanol (PEth), a metabolite of ethanol, is a direct and

   
Newswise: Rural hospital closures affect operations of surrounding hospitals
Released: 13-Dec-2022 8:05 AM EST
Rural hospital closures affect operations of surrounding hospitals
Penn State College of Medicine

A study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that nearby hospitals see increased emergency department visits and admissions as a result of rural hospital closures.

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Released: 12-Dec-2022 3:50 PM EST
UC San Diego Health Recognized for Health Equity in Care of Sickle Cell Crisis
UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health has been awarded the prestigious 2022 California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems Quality Leaders Award in the category of health equity.

Released: 6-Dec-2022 12:25 PM EST
Veterinarians at Tufts Raise Awareness of Intravenous Fluid Therapy Complications
Tufts University

Clinicians at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University launch an initiative encouraging animal hospitals to rethink the use of intravenous fluid in hospitalized patients

Released: 6-Dec-2022 7:00 AM EST
Mount Sinai First in Region Offering Telehealth Visits for Low-Acuity 911 Ambulance Calls
Mount Sinai Health System

Unique program keeps patients with less severe conditions out of the Emergency Department, saving them time and money

Released: 5-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
We ain't misbehavin' here. The latest news in Behavioral Science on Newswise
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
Released: 29-Nov-2022 11:30 AM EST
High rates of complications and rehospitalizations after abdominal ostomy surgery
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Patients undergoing abdominal surgery for ostomy placement have high rates of hospital readmissions and emergency department visits – often involving ostomy-related complications, reports a study in the November/December issue of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, the official journal of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society.

Newswise: Sam Torbati, MD, Named Cedars-Sinai’s Levin-Gordon Chair in Emergency Medicine in Honor of Joel M. Geiderman, MD
Released: 28-Nov-2022 5:00 PM EST
Sam Torbati, MD, Named Cedars-Sinai’s Levin-Gordon Chair in Emergency Medicine in Honor of Joel M. Geiderman, MD
Cedars-Sinai

Sam Torbati, MD, co-chair and medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department, has been named the Levin-Gordon Chair in Emergency Medicine in Honor of Joel M. Geiderman, MD.

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Released: 27-Nov-2022 2:05 PM EST
World Cup Soccer 2022: The Medical Perspective
Cedars-Sinai

Bert Mandelbaum, MD, medical director of the FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, and associate chief medical officer of Major League Soccer, has been providing medical care to the U.S men’s national soccer team for nearly three decades.

Newswise: Inadequate first-line treatment for status epilepticus: The issue and solutions
Released: 21-Nov-2022 11:35 AM EST
Inadequate first-line treatment for status epilepticus: The issue and solutions
International League Against Epilepsy

A benzodiazepine is the first-line treatment of choice for status epilepticus. Despite guidelines from 2012 and 2016 thta recommend medication types, doses, and means of administration, benzodiazepines are often underdosed, or not given at all.

Released: 21-Nov-2022 11:30 AM EST
CPR mannikins used in instructive social media posts lack diversity, influencing patient outcomes and disparities in training and care
Elsevier

Investigators found that there is a marked lack of diversity in the mannikins depicted by public social media accounts of organizations that administer cardiopulmonary (CPR) education. Less than 10% represented Black or Asian individuals and none represented pregnant women.

   
Released: 17-Nov-2022 6:10 PM EST
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?If it's not an emergency, calling your pediatrician or going to urgent care are the best ways to address a variety of medical concerns.

Released: 17-Nov-2022 11:55 AM EST
Poison Control Center Tips on Preventing Illness this Holiday Season
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers New Jersey Poison Control Center expert discusses how children and adults can reduce risks of poisoning

Newswise: Mental health, substance use issues prevalent among nonpsychiatric emergency room patients
Released: 17-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EST
Mental health, substance use issues prevalent among nonpsychiatric emergency room patients
Indiana University

A new study found that about 45% of patients who visit the emergency department for physical injuries and ailments also have mental health and substance use problems that are often overlooked.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: SANE spaces during the unthinkable
Released: 17-Nov-2022 7:05 AM EST
The Medical Minute: SANE spaces during the unthinkable
Penn State Health

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner rooms are special areas set aside for victims of sexual assault so that they can bypass the triage area of the public Emergency Department and get the care they need in the most comfortable atmosphere possible. Two Penn State Health nurses trained in treating victims share what patients can expect.

Released: 16-Nov-2022 12:50 PM EST
NIH awards emergency medicine physicians two grants
UC Davis Health

The Department of Emergency Medicine has been awarded two National Institutes of Health grants totaling over $5 million to improve patient care. They include an effort to better evaluate pediatric trauma patients and another to identify effective treatments early in emergency care.

10-Nov-2022 11:35 AM EST
Half of Patients in Telemedicine Program for Opioid Use Disorder Current with Medication a Month Later
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Fifty-five percent of CareConnect’s patients with opioid use disorder had an active prescription for treatment a month after first engaging with the program

Released: 15-Nov-2022 2:05 AM EST
Study reveals economic burden of gun violence
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans

A study led by Christopher Marrero, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, reports that the net loss for treating acute firearm injuries at one Level I Trauma Center was $20.3 million over a four-year period.

10-Nov-2022 11:35 AM EST
ER Visits Among Youth with Suicidal Thoughts Had Already Spiked in Fall 2019
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

In the fall of 2019 — before the onset of COVID-19 — emergency departments in Illinois experienced a spike in visits from youth ages 5 to 19 with suicidal thoughts or ideas, according to a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. There was an additional surge in these types of visits during the pandemic, the study found.

Released: 10-Nov-2022 6:20 PM EST
Helping patients with addiction tackle their health needs
Kaiser Permanente

n intervention that teaches patients in addiction treatment how to better connect with their primary care medical team on both mental and physical health concerns resulted in long-term benefits over 5 years, including more primary care use and fewer substance-related emergency department visits, Kaiser Permanente researchers have found.

Released: 10-Nov-2022 2:00 PM EST
Non-physician practitioners in the ED associated with 5.3% more imaging use
Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study found when patients are treated in the Emergency Department by non-physician practitioners (physicians assistants and nurse practitioners), there were 5.3% more imaging studies performed than if patients were seen only by physicians. This JAMA Network Open study was based on a nationally representative sample of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with 16,922,274 ED visits between 2005 and 2020.

Released: 9-Nov-2022 3:15 PM EST
Knowledge is power. The latest research on arthritis is right at your fingertips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Arthritis channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Thomas Spiegel appointed Vice President and Health System Chief Quality Officer at UChicago Medicine
Released: 8-Nov-2022 2:45 PM EST
Thomas Spiegel appointed Vice President and Health System Chief Quality Officer at UChicago Medicine
University of Chicago Medical Center

Dr. Thomas Spiegel has been appointed Chief Quality Officer and Dr. Ira Blumen named Interim Chief for the Section of Emergency Medicine at UChicago Medicine.

Released: 7-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EST
Study Finds Automated Texts Decrease Odds of Rehospitalization
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Text messages sent automatically from patients’ primary care office after hospitalization were tied to decreased odds of needing further emergency care

Released: 2-Nov-2022 2:15 PM EDT
New Study Reviews Evidence of Racism in Emergency Medicine, Sets Research Agenda
Boston University School of Medicine

In 2021, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) held a consensus conference, From Bedside to Policy: Advancing Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health, which included identifying priority areas for future research and implementation science related to race, racism and antiracism in emergency medicine (EM).

   
Newswise: UT Southwestern Geriatric Fracture Initiatives Result in Expedited Care and Shorter Hospital Stays
Released: 1-Nov-2022 12:05 PM EDT
UT Southwestern Geriatric Fracture Initiatives Result in Expedited Care and Shorter Hospital Stays
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A multidisciplinary effort to improve care for older patients who arrive at the emergency room with a hip fracture has decreased the time before they have surgery, shortened hospital stays, and resulted in better follow-up care

Released: 25-Oct-2022 2:10 PM EDT
The latest news in Opioids, Drug Abuse, and Addiction
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Drugs and drug abuse channel.

21-Oct-2022 6:15 PM EDT
Telehealth Follow-Up Associated with Increased Returns and Hospitalizations After Emergency Department Visit
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Telehealth follow-up consultations following an emergency department visit were associated with 28 more repeat ED encounters and nearly 11 more return hospital admissions per 1000 patients compared with in-person follow-ups,

11-Oct-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Preschool children who experience ‘emergence delirium’ post-surgery do not have long-term effects
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Emergence delirium — a confused state during recovery from anesthesia that may include disorientation, hallucination, restlessness and purposeless hyperactivity — does not affect a child’s behavior three months after surgery, according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2022 annual meeting.

19-Oct-2022 12:25 PM EDT
Sexual assault related ER visits increase more than tenfold
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

An increasing number of people are seeking emergency medical help for sexual assault, according to a new study.

Newswise: Mount Sinai’s Yvette Calderon, MD, MS, Elected to National Academy of Medicine for Contributions to Emergency Medicine
Released: 19-Oct-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Mount Sinai’s Yvette Calderon, MD, MS, Elected to National Academy of Medicine for Contributions to Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System

Yvette Calderon, MD, MS, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors in health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. With her election, Mount Sinai has 26 faculty members in the NAM.

11-Oct-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Benefit of opioids prescribed in the emergency department remains unclear
American College of Physicians (ACP)

A systematic review of 42 academic research articles has found that the risk-benefit balance of using opioids to treat musculoskeletal pain in the emergency department (ED) setting remains unclear. The review is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Released: 17-Oct-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Hospital emergency departments lack policy and strategies for spotting child neglect or abuse
European Society for Emergency Medicine

In a survey of emergency department staff from across Europe, only around half said their hospital has a policy in place to help staff identify children who are being neglected or abused.

Newswise:  4 Ways the CSU Promotes Fire Safety
Released: 10-Oct-2022 5:05 PM EDT
4 Ways the CSU Promotes Fire Safety
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

October 9th kicked off the National Fire Protection Association's 100th annual Fire Prevention Week. This year's campaign, “Fire won't wait. Plan your escape," aims to raise awareness around how individuals can keep themselves safe in the event of a fire. In time for this long-running observance, we looked at ways the CSU is working to protect its students, faculty, staff and community in the midst of fires.

Released: 7-Oct-2022 7:05 AM EDT
An emergency in U.S. emergency care: Two studies show rising strain
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Despite decades of effort to change emergency care at American hospitals and cope with ever-growing numbers of patient visits, the system is showing increasing signs of severe strain, according to two new studies of patients leaving without being seen or waiting in emergency department for hours for a hospital bed.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Treating and avoiding food-borne illnesses
Released: 29-Sep-2022 9:55 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Treating and avoiding food-borne illnesses
Penn State Health

Was it something you ate? A Penn State Health expert talks about food-borne illnesses – the symptoms and when you should seek help.


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