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Restricting hospital-based services during SARS outbreak had modest impact

...ervices that were imposed when a provincial health emergency was declared during the 2003 SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in Toronto, Ontario, resulted in only modest reductions in overall admissions. In this study, Dr. Michael J. Schull and colleagues determined that restrictions on the non-...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...res include: Providing patients with extra emergency drug supplies that can be taken in case of program interruption. Stockpiling emergency supplies of ART and securing them against vandals and looters Distributing clinics widely througho...

Common treatment for methamphetamine overdose may damage brain cells

A common antipsychotic drug used in emergency rooms to treat methamphetamine overdose damages nerve cells in an area of the brain known to regulate movement, a new study shows. The findings, derived from experiments with rats, indicate that only the combination of the medication, haloperidol, a...

Smallpox outbreak: How long would it take for vaccines to protect people? Would it work?

...his group includes some government employees, some emergency workers military personnel and researchers). ...

Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

... "These patients can be difficult to manage for emergency physicians and cardiologists alike," said cardiolo...d some type of stress shortly before coming to the emergency room. The intensity of the stress varied dramatically, however, ranging from armed robbery to a heat...

Study shows dramatic increase in Caesarean sections

...e has been a 70 per cent increase in the number of emergency caesareans," Ms O'Leary said. "From the analysi...ean section, and 1.34 times more likely to have an emergency c-section than those who were uninsured, even though pregnancy complications and obstetric problems ...

Cornell lab confirms deadly fish virus spreading to new species

...ed unless they have been tested. In Wisconsin, new emergency rules prohibit anglers and boaters from moving live fish and require them to drain their boats and live wells before leaving Wisconsin’s Great Lakes waters, the Mississippi River and those tributaries up to the first impassable dams, according to the...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...on between patients and physicians in the hospital emergency room setting. Emory will also offer a training program for postdoctoral fellows and veterinarians interested in influenza and other research performed in a biosafety level 3 laboratory. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City (principal inve...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

... Richard Hatchett, M.D., an associate director for emergency preparedness at NIAID. Despite the fact that these cities had dramatically different outcomes early on, all the cities in the survey ultimately experienced significant epidemics because, in the absence of an effective vaccine, the virus continued to ...

Study calculates patient time costs associated with cancer care

...timated each patient's time spent at physician and emergency room visits, chemotherapy treatments, radiation therapy, hospitalizations, outpatient surgeries, and imaging procedures. They then estimated how long each patient spent traveling to, waiting for, and receiving care. The net costs were calculated usin...

Study finds surfing safer than soccer

...ilable," says lead author Andrew Nathanson, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Rhode Island Hospital's In...n a surfer's knee," says Nathanson, who is also an emergency physician at The Miriam Hospital and an assistant professor at Brown Medical School, both in Provide...

Misusing vitamin to foil drug test may be toxic; plus, it doesn't work

...our patients recovered after treatment in hospital emergency rooms for the adverse effects. The report appeared...r. Mittal said. "We hope that our study will alert emergency medicine physicians and other health care providers to this hazardous practice." ...

Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children

...in a more challenging clinical setting, such as an emergency room. "When a child comes in with a fever to the ER, we want to see if we can predict who just has a virus and can go home, and who has to be admitted and put into the intensive care unit and treated with antibiotics. That’s our goal," said Dr. Ra...

Illuminating the dark side of plants

...cians in active practice in medical toxicology and emergency medicine: Lewis S. Nelson, M.D., New York University School of Medicine, and Richard D. Shih, M.D., Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey. They teamed with Michael J. Balick, Ph.D., a noted ethnobotanist and authority on toxic plants ...

Ethanol vehicles pose a significant risk to human health, study finds

...ly to increase the annual number of asthma-related emergency room visits by 770 and the number of respiratory-r...n 2020, along with 1,200 additional asthma-related emergency visits.'' The deleterious health effects of E85 will be the same, whether the ethanol is made fro...

Growth hormone to boost athletic performance risks diabetes

...36 year old professional body-builder who required emergency care for chest pain. He had lost 40 kg in 12 months, during which he had also experienced excessive urination, thirst, and appetite. He admitted to using anabolic steroids for 15 years and artificial growth hormone for the past three. He had al...

Opening windows may be the best way of preventing transmission of airborne infection

...s, outpatient consulting rooms, waiting rooms, and emergency departments with 12 mechanically ventilated negative-pressure respiratory isolation rooms built after 2000. Even at the lowest of wind speeds, natural ventilation exceeded mechanical ventilation. Facilities built more than 50 years ago, character...

Breathing easy: When it comes to oxygen, a bug's life is full of it

...umans who suffer periods of hypoxia due to medical emergency or accidents. Mark Krasnow, of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, will speak on “Developmental responses to hypoxia in the insect tracheal system.?Krasnow has studied the development of the tracheal system in the em...

New study aims to stop sepsis in its tracks

...tandard procedures to diagnose and treat sepsis in emergency departments. The National Institute of General M...tium, which is a partnership between physicians in emergency medicine and those in critical care medicine. "By improving the treatment of those critically ill w...

'GreeneChip' -- New diagnostic tool that rapidly and accurately identifies multiple pathogens

...ty from West Africa resulted in closing a hospital emergency room. For example, one of the children died of cardiac failure caused by plasmodium falciparum (malaria). Therapeutic options for treatment of VHF are limited; however, rapid isolation if infected persons is critical to curb contagion. In contrast...

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