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Review of clinical treatment of bronchiolitis in infants reveals over-reliance on one test
The importance of physicians using all available clinical assessment tools when considering how to treat patients is the focus of a new article.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Acetyl Fentanyl, Up To 15 Times More Powerful Than Heroin, Is Being...
Doctors worrying about increasing rates of overdoses from heroin and painkillers, may actually be dealing with a drug known as acetyl fentanyl, which can be five to 15 times stronger than heroin.
Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight
Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin.
The United States Army
Civilian ER docs help New York Guard medics hone emergency medical skills
CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard medical Soldiers turned their training up a notch Aug. 5, when they got some hands-on instruction from experienced emergency room doctors.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Release:...
The looming threat of another unregulated quasi-legal drug is detailed today online in Annals of Emergency Medicine bit.ly/1sPiqUw .
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Have 'new' methods in medical education reached German-speaking Central Europe: a survey
Simulation-based-training in the education of health professionals is discussed as an effective alternative for knowledge and skills enhancement as well as for the establishment of a secure learning environment, for learners and patients.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Upstate Medical criticized for using live pigs to train emergency doctors
Upstate Medical University has come under fire for using live pigs to train doctors how to make incisions, insert needles and perform other procedures.
With Health Law, ERs Still Packed
Experts thought if people bought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, they would find a private doctor and stop using hospital emergency rooms for their primary care.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Your Next Blood Test Could Cost $10,000
That's how much one Cal. hospital charges for a routine cholesterol test. Others charged as little as $10 for the exact same assay We're used to comparison shopping, and we know where we can get a better deal on the exact same box of cereal or the same pair of sneakers.
MCW provides emergency medicine training to Belize's busiest ER
A team of doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from the nation of Belize has completed two weeks of intensive training with emergency medicine specialists in Milwaukee to strengthen the capabilities and response development of Belize's busiest emergency department.
Virtual, Field Training Offer Unique Experience for USU Students
Surgical cut suits, like the ones worn by the actors laying on the ground, allow the medical students to perform invasive life-saving procedures on human patients.
More than A1 2 of emergency department patients age 65 and older are malnourished
More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an 8-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition .
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Plasma Levels of Nitric Oxide Metabolites Are Markedly Reduced in...
From the Department of Emergency Medicine , Second Department of Internal Medicine , and Department of Public Health , School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan; Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan ; and Laboratory of Clinical ... (more)
PosturePulse fpr Keeping Your Back Straight
Now a new device called PosturePulse has found its way to KickStarter and the design team behind it is raising funds to help bring it to market.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Why seniors don't eat: It's complicated
More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia.
New Bandage Material Wraps Around Every Wrinkle
These are basically spun in a blender with water to break them up into tiny pieces, resulting in a nanosheet shake.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
FDA wants more details on Venaxis' new ER diagnostic technology
Venaxis Inc. needs to submit more information about its appendicitis diagnostic device to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration , which could delay regulatory approval of it in the U.S. A delay isn't expected to push back the domestic debut of the Castle Rock medical device company's Appy1 device by more than a few weeks, the company said Monday.
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Expert offers safe splinter removal tips
The carefree barefoot days of summer can increase your risk of getting a splinter -- pieces of wood or other foreign bodies that are partially or fully stuck in the skin.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Iowa hospital system, county to share records
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that UnityPoint-Allen Hospital and Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center will share electronic patient records, starting Jan. 1. The agreement will make records available online to physicians, reducing the time needed to treat patients who aren't able to tell emergency room doctors what medicines they're ... (more)