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Article ID: 711753

John Christian “Chris” Fox, MD, appointed chair of the UCI School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine

University of California, Irvine

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine John Christian “Chris” Fox, MD, has been appointed chair of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, effective immediately. He served as interim chair since 2017.

Released:
23-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711592

Study Highlights Global Burden of Emergency Diseases And Conditions

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In 2015, about half of the world’s 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, with the bulk of the burden borne by poorer nations, according to a statistical analysis of information from nearly 200 countries by a Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher. The analysis, described in April in the journal BMJ Global Health, offered what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind look at the lethal impact of medical emergencies worldwide.

Released:
22-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711644

Vanderbilt University to Develop and Test "Safe Harbor" Standards of Care

Vanderbilt University

A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of law, medicine and management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence.

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19-Apr-2019 4:20 PM EDT

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Article ID: 710861

Emergency department program aims at reducing opioid use disorder

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB launches an emergency room-based medication assisted treatment program, which includes providing peer navigators and certifying more physicians to prescribe Suboxone in an effort to corral the opioid crisis.

Released:
5-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710331

Engineers Craft the Basic Building Block for Electrospun Nanofibers

Michigan Technological University

Imagine wounds that heal without scars. It’s possible with electrospun nanofibers. A team from Michigan Tech streamlined the tissue scaffold production process, cutting out time spent removing toxic solvents and chemicals. Using a unique blend of polymers, they hope to speed up biomedical engineering prototyping using identical materials for a range of tests.

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27-Mar-2019 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709645

Engineering Treatments for the Opioid Epidemic

Washington University in St. Louis

A biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis is developing a therapeutic option that would prevent opiates from crossing the blood-brain barrier, preventing the high abusers seek.

Released:
14-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709589

New Method to Assess Platelet Health Could Help ER Doctors

University of Washington

UW researchers have created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted to a hospital.

Released:
13-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709326

Study: Urban African-Americans More Likely to Live in Trauma Deserts

University of Chicago Medical Center

A new study from the University of Chicago Medicine shows African-American communities were the only racial/ethnic group to have consistent disparities in geographic access to trauma centers. A new Level 1 trauma center at UChicago Medicine, which opened in 2018, reduced those racial disparities in the city 7 fold.

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8-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST

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