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56 min ago | Fire Rescue Magazine

Are We Keeping Our Burn Patients Warm Enough?

Patients with significant burns are prone to hypothermia due to the loss and degradation of skin - a large component of thermoregulation in the body. With the hallmarks of burn care centering on aggressive, calculated isotonic fluid administration, dressing wounds, pain management and rapid transportation to the appropriate care facility, thermoregulation often goes overlooked.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

5 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

TeamHealth Names Oliver Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

"His depth of experience, proven leadership abilities and professional integrity are qualities that will strengthen TeamHealth's reputation as a leading healthcare solutions organization." "I am honored to accept the position of EVP and COO," said Rogers.

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Related Topix: Professional Staff, IT Services, Human Resources, Medicine

8 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare

Dr. Gail Anderson, 'father of emergency medicine,' dies

Dr. Gail Anderson, a surgeon known as the "father of emergency medicine," died earlier this month of complications from pneumonia in Pasadena, Calif.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pasadena, CA, University of Southern California

11 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate

New ER team meets community

Dr. Jeffery Bacon, left, visits with Dr. Matt Ledges. regional medical director of TeamHealth, at the Sterling Regional MedCenter cookout on Saturday to introduce the providers to the community.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Sterling, CO

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Las Vegas Newstrip

Stroke telemedicine

In stroke telemedicine, also called telestroke, doctors who have advanced training in the nervous system remotely evaluate people who've had acute strokes and make diagnoses and treatment recommendations to emergency medicine doctors at other sites. Doctors communicate using digital video cameras, Internet telecommunications, robotic telepresence, smartphones and other technology.

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Related Topix: Stroke, Medicine, Health, Neurology

Fri Sep 12, 2014

MedicineNet

desipramine, Norpramin

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Desipramine (generic), Norpramin, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Texas, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

SFGate

Vote no on Proposition 46

As an emergency-room doctor in San Francisco for more than 30 years, I see some of the city's most critical patients - people suffering heart attacks, life-threatening infections, gunshot wounds and more. Proposition 46, which seeks to increase the limit on the amount of medical malpractice lawsuit awards, is a critical threat to the health care of all Californians.

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Related Topix: Medicine, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Drug Testing, Opinion

The Daily News

Unintended Consequences: ER Visits Increase

Hospital officials have been pushing for the state to expand Medicaid health care coverage for thousands of Tennessee's poorest citizens, despite two significant and related concerns: Expansion will lead to increased visits to the most expensive place in America for routine health care, the emergency room. Medical assistant Zaira Olivieri prepares for a patient in one of the examination rooms at the clinic at Saint Thomas Family Health Center South.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Medicine, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Scarsdale Daily Voice

Dr. Rafael Torres Joins White Plains Hospital's Medical Staff

Torres is medical director of Emergency Medicine as of Sept. 2. Torres completed his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine, in Washington, D.C., where he received honors for academic achievement.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, St. Joseph's (Baltimore, MD), George Washington University, Yonkers, NY

Mental Help Net

Fear About Disease Progression Prompts ER Returns

Perceived inability to access timely follow-up care and uncertainty and fear about disease progression are the main reasons for return visits to the emergency department, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Martha's Vineyard Hospitalwill add a walk-in clinic

The Martha's Vineyard Hospital has begun renovating the no-longer-used emergency room in the old hospital building for use as a walk-in clinic. Hospital leaders said the new clinic is necessary to address a longstanding shortage of access to non-critical health care for Islanders.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Modern Healthcare

California docs protest Tenet hospitals' plan to use outside staffing firm to manage contracts

Physicians in California are fighting back against a plan to appoint an outside staffing firm to manage physician contracts at 12 hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp.The hospitals currently use independent physicians to provide inpatient care such as emergency medicine, anesthesiology and... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com on your iPad, switch to the new Modern Healthcare app - it's optimized for your device but there is no need to download.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Tenet Healthcare Corporation

KKTV

Emergency Room Doctor Explains Respiratory Virus

Alyssa Chin joined 11 News from Idaho Falls/Pocatello, Idaho where she spent 4 and a half years covering news and sports in Eastern Idaho. There she covered everything from a high school student murdered by her classmates to the Utah Jazz making their run in the NBA playoffs.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Common Cold, Health, Penrose, CO

Tue Sep 09, 2014

MedicineNet

Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology , and the MD .

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Related Topix: Lymphoma, Health, Medicine, Texas, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Virginia

Scotsman.com

'Exit blocking' puts A&E patients at risk

PATIENTS attending crowded A&E departments are being put at risk as hospitals struggle to admit patients to wards, doctors have warned. The College of Emergency Medicine said as many as 500,000 patients across the UK every year could see their situation deteriorate as a consequence of "exit blocking".

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Related Topix: Medicine

Medgadget

Drilling to the Problem: Low-Cost Sterile Drill Covers for Surgery...

Imagine a team of expertly-trained doctors and nurses providing emergency medical care for a trauma patient by slowly turning a drill bit with an eggbeater. Using this, a single hole into bone can take upwards of 10 minutes to drill, and can be dangerous because of the lack of accuracy and extra push force required to carve it out.

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Related Topix: Anesthesiology, Medicine, Dermatology, Genetics, Nursing

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Newswise

JAMA Internal Medicine Article Discusses New American Board of Addiction Medicine

In a new JAMA Internal Medicine "Viewpoint" article, three leading addiction experts document the need for an addiction medicine specialty, trace the history of physicians specializing in addiction treatment, and discuss current efforts by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and The ABAM Foundation to train and certify physicians, and to become recognized and accredited within the larger medical community. The paper is published online September 8, and will be in the journal's November 2014 print issue.

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Related Topix: Yale University, Medicine, YaleNew Haven Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Psychiatry

News9 Oklahoma City

OK Health Officials Address Spike In Respiratory Illness

An emergency room physician at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center addressed the recent spike in respiratory illness in Oklahoma children at a press conference on Monday. Concerns continue to grow around the nation as a respiratory virus sends hundreds of children to the hospital in Missouri and in other states across the Midwest.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical News Today

Better outcomes for sepsis patients in hospitals with higher case volumes

Patients with sepsis, one of the most time-sensitive and hard-to-detect illnesses in medicine, are more likely to survive the life-threatening condition when treated at a hospital that sees a higher volume of sepsis cases. New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows a clear relationship between hospitals that treat the most cases of severe sepsis and lower rates of inpatient deaths among those patients.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Better outcomes for sepsis patients in hospitals with higher case volumes

Patients with sepsis, one of the most time-sensitive and hard-to-detect illnesses in medicine, are more likely to survive the life-threatening condition when treated at a hospital that sees a higher volume of sepsis cases. New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows a clear relationship between hospitals that treat the most cases of severe sepsis and lower rates of inpatient deaths among those patients.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Medicine, Health

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