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Article ID: 705347

VitalTag Delivers Faster Response Time for Paramedics

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

VitalTag, a suite of sensors, allows data to be shared among EMTs and paramedics at a disaster site. The VitalTag suite connects to a victim’s chest, with other sensors attached to the ear and index finger. It collects then broadcasts the victim’s vital signs to the team’s mobile devices, allowing them to prioritize their attention for those in need of the most urgent care.

Released:
12-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705228

Nursing instructor changed forever by hurricane relief work

Wichita State University

Wichita State University nursing instructor Richard Nold spent two weeks in North Carolina providing medical assistance to victims of Hurricane Florence. He describes the experience as tough but rewarding.

Released:
11-Dec-2018 10:10 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 704670

Proposed study investigating use of atmospheric gas to lessen brain injury in survivors of cardiac arrest

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Emergency medicine physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are seeking community input about a proposed clinical trial assessing the efficacy of inhaling xenon, a medical gas, to mitigate brain injury and preserve cerebral function in cardiac arrest patients.

Released:
30-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
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    19-Nov-2018 12:05 AM EST

Article ID: 703949

One in Five Kids with Food Allergies Treated in Emergency Department in Past Year

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and colleagues estimate that nearly 8 percent of U.S. children (about 5.6 million) have food allergies, with nearly 40 percent allergic to more than one food. These findings were based on their latest national food allergy prevalence survey, which assessed over 38,000 children.

Released:
13-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 703735

In Buffalo emergency departments, a better way to treat opioid use disorder

University at Buffalo

An innovative, cost-effective program in Western New York provides medication-assisted treatment to opioid use disorder patients in emergency departments (EDs) and rapidly transitions them into long-term treatment within about 48 hours.

Released:
9-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703700

Yelp Reviews Reveal Strengths and Weaknesses of Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Clinics

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Comparing five- and one-star Yelp reviews of hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers, the strengths and weaknesses of each, in patients' experience, were determined.

Released:
9-Nov-2018 10:50 AM EST
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Article ID: 703571

The Medical Minute: Naloxone rescue kits now being prescribed alongside high-dose prescriptions

Penn State Health

Doctors now regularly prescribe drugs that reverse the effects of opioids in tandem with high-dose prescriptions of the painkillers.

Released:
7-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703446

Penn and CHOP Team Receives $1.84 Million Grant to Study Best Practices for Curbing Cell Phone Use While Driving

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

a team from Penn and CHOP have received a major grant from the Federal Highway Administration, an agency within the United States Department of Transportation, to help curb distracted driving. The team will investigate strategies — such as redesigning insurance discounts — for reducing cell phone use while driving.

Released:
6-Nov-2018 9:30 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 703198

Cluster of Cocaine-Fentanyl Overdoses in Philadelphia Underscores Need for More “Test Strips” and Rapid Response

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine emergency department physicians are calling for more readily available testing strips to identify the presence of fentanyl in patients experiencing a drug overdose, and a rapid, coordinated response among health care providers and city agencies to help curb overdoses and identify high potency high risk drugs.

Released:
1-Nov-2018 12:10 PM EDT

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