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Article ID: 708064

New tool for documenting injuries may provide better evidence for elder abuse cases

University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists have developed the first standardized framework for clinicians to document physical findings on older patients for better evidence in abuse cases

14-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707806

Facial Trauma Malpractice Lawsuits Favor Physicians, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Southern courts favor physicians in malpractice lawsuits over facial trauma treatment, while courts in the Midwest favor patients, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is the first to explore facial trauma litigation. It also found that outcomes in facial trauma lawsuits generally favor physicians, with nearly three-fourths of cases being dismissed before trial.

11-Feb-2019 1:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707676

Burn Specialists Issue Warning About Viral "Boiling Water Challenge"

Loyola University Health System

The challenge involves throwing boiling water into the air and watching it turn into a cloud of steam. People can accidently spill boiling water on their feet or spray it on to their face or body. "There is no safe way to do it," said burn surgeon Arthur Sanford, MD.

6-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707662

Otherwise healthy and think you have the flu? Avoid the emergency room

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Centers for Disease Control reports that influenza activity in Alabama is now widespread and likely to increase. Alabama’s Department of Public Health also reports that almost every Alabama county is experiencing significant flu activity. As Alabama and the rest of the country enter the height of flu season, University of Alabama at Birmingham medical caregivers want to remind the public that, if you are normally a healthy person who is experiencing flu-like symptoms — high fever, muscle or body aches throughout the body, exhaustion, and loss of appetite — do not go to the emergency department.

6-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706961

Hope for life

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center is helping the Duff family organize a gene therapy clinical trial to treat Talia’s condition, called Charcot Marie Tooth disease, type 4J (CMT4J).

23-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706931

Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depression

University of York

A new study has revealed first-time mothers who give birth via unplanned caesarean section are 15% more likely to experience postnatal depression. The author of the study is calling for more mental health support for women whose babies are delivered via emergency caesarean section, or C-section - a surgical procedure usually carried out because of complications during labour.

23-Jan-2019 12:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 706046

Perceptions of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the Emergency Department

Georgetown University Medical Center

Findings from a novel online questionnaire of people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) suggest the majority of these patients do not receive proper care, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in the first known investigation of the presentation of CFS in the emergency department.

7-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706312

UC San Diego Health Opens California’s First Accredited Senior Emergency Care Unit

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health opens a state-of-the-art unit to treat seniors requiring emergency health care. The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla is the first in California to treat qualifying patients over the age of 65 in a dedicated emergency care space.

10-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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