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Newswise: Starting HIV Treatment in ERs May Be Key to Ending HIV Spread Worldwide

Article ID: 718995

Starting HIV Treatment in ERs May Be Key to Ending HIV Spread Worldwide

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a follow-up study conducted in South Africa, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that hospital emergency departments (EDs) worldwide may be key strategic settings for curbing the spread of HIV infections in hard-to-reach populations if the EDs jump-start treatment and case management as well as diagnosis of the disease. A report on the findings was published in August in EClinicalMedicine.

16-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718655

More people turning to primary care doctors or emergency centers for depression and suicidal thoughts

Beaumont Health

Beaumont primary care and emergency medicine doctors say many patients see them for care that might surprise you: depression and suicidal thoughts. In fact, national data consistently shows spring and summer to be the most common seasons for suicide, not the gloomy winter months.

9-Sep-2019 11:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718374

9/11 World Trade Center Exposure Linked to Heart Disease Among NYC Firefighters

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A study of New York City firefighters finds that exposure to 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) dust is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, and the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) report in JAMA Network Open that those who arrived first at the WTC site have a 44% increased risk of CVD compared to those who arrived later.

3-Sep-2019 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718034

Many older adults aren’t fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Most people over age 50 say they’re ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven’t taken key steps to protect their health and well-being in case of severe weather, long-term power outages or other situations.

27-Aug-2019 6:05 AM EDT
Newswise: World-First Trial Cuts ED Wait Times and Admissions
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Article ID: 718331

World-First Trial Cuts ED Wait Times and Admissions

Flinders University

A major new study led by Flinders University Professor Derek Chew shows that up to 70% of patients presenting to Australian hospital emergency departments with chest pain could be safely discharged in less time than they currently are under standard Australian protocols.

2-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718403

Anaerobically Stored Red Blood Cells May Improve Transfusion Outcomes in Hemorrhagic Shock

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) stored anaerobically – in the absence of oxygen – is a promising technique to improve resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock, according to animal studies reported in SHOCK®: Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches, Official Journal of the Shock Society. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

3-Sep-2019 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 718264

Rebuilding confidence after a boating accident

UW Medicine

It was a windy day back in 2008. Lily James was in a boat on Lake Washington with her family and friends when the wind lifted an inflatable that was tied to a rope. Like a vise, the rope caught her legs and pulled her overboard. Her feet were almost severed.

29-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 718204

Giving Trauma Patients a Hormone that Helps Stabilize Blood Pressure Cuts Blood Transfusions by Half

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Giving trauma patients with severe blood loss the hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) cut the volume of blood products required to stabilize them by half, according to results of a new, first-of-its-kind clinical trial from Penn Medicine. The authors say the study is particularly important for the treatment of patients with gun-related injuries. Each year, there are over 100,00 firearm-related injuries with over 36,000 deaths.

28-Aug-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Woman’s Christmas present: Surviving an internal decapitation

Article ID: 717901

Woman’s Christmas present: Surviving an internal decapitation

University of Alabama at Birmingham

An Alabama woman suffered an internal decapitation when the ATV she was driving hit a barb wire fence. The story of her recovery is remarkable.

22-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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