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des plaines, il--most emergency department patients want to be involved in some aspects of medical decision-making, but they need to be invited. these are the primary findings of a study to be published in the july 2018 issue of academic emergency medicine (aem), a journal of the society for academi...



emergency department program for older adults cuts hospitalizations by 33 percen




chicago --- roughly one third of all older patients age 65 and older visiting emergency departments nationwide are admitted to the hospital. but an emergency department program focused on geriatric transitional care has reduced the risk of unnecessary admission of older patients at northwestern medi...



one in 3 older patients die following emergency department intubation




intubation in the emergency department is common and can prevent a patient from dying from a reversible condition. while the benefits of such intubation for young and otherwise healthy patients are clear, it is less obvious whether the benefits of intubation outweigh the risks in older patients. a n...



patients who get opioids in the er are less likely to use them long-term




image: a study in annals of emergency medicine finds that emergency physicians prescribe fewer opioids than other physicians and fewer of their patients become long-term users. view more credit: american college of emergency physicianswashington -- compared to other medical settings, emergency pat...



electronic triage tool improves patient care in emergency departments




when a patient arrives in any emergency department, one of the first steps in their care process is triage, an opportunity for a care team member to identify critically ill patients and assign priority treatment levels."with increases in annual visits to u.s. emergency departments, declines in capac...



smartphones in the er can help discharge patients faster




washington -- chest pain patients in the emergency department whose attending emergency physicians received lab results delivered direct to their smartphones spent about 26 minutes less waiting to be discharged than patients whose lab results were delivered to the electronic patient record on the ho...



new tool identifies headache patients at risk of aneurysms in emergency departme




a new tool to identify potentially fatal aneurysms in patients with headaches who seem otherwise well will help emergency departments to identify high-risk patients, improve survival rates and cut out unnecessary imaging, according to new research published in cmaj (canadian medical association jour...



study seeks to improve screening for falls in emergency departments




when individuals visit the emergency department after falling, they may receive a diagnosis reflecting the injury sustained -- such as fractures, contusions, etc. -- without mention of how the injury came about. a new study found that classifying emergency department visits based not only on diagnos...



end-of-life decision-making for people with intellectual disabilities




buffalo, n.y. - a new study by researchers at the university at buffalo provides a groundbreaking look at how advance care planning medical orders inform emergency medical service (ems) providers' experiences involving people with intellectual disabilities. most states in the u.s. have programs that...



transitional care nurses in the geriatric emergency department reduce risk of in




geriatric patients seen by transitional care nurses in the emergency department (ed) are less likely to be admitted to the hospital, according to a study conducted at the icahn school of medicine at mount sinai and published today in the journal of the american geriatrics society. these findings sho...



swedish hospital denies operations to correct botched plastic surgery




karolinska university hospital in stockholm. photo: tomas oneborg/svd/tt a stockholm hospital has caused controversy by making a policy decision to not help some patients who have complications resulting from cosmetic surgery. several patients who sought assistance with nasal problems caused by poor...



simple tool can predict serious adverse events in acute heart failure patients




des plaines, il--more than one million patients are admitted to the hospital with heart failure each year. a prospective clinical validation found the ottawa heart failure risk scale (ohfrs) tool to be highly sensitive for serious adverse event in acute heart failure patients and can now be used in ...



physician implicit racial bias does not impact their clinical decision making




des plaines, il-- a doctor's racial preference does not necessarily mean he or she will order more or fewer diagnostic tests or treatments based on race. that is the primary indication of a study to be published in the august 2017 issue of academic emergency medicine (aem), a journal of the society ...



lyft expands its non-emergency medical transportation services




circulation says that around 3.6 million patients miss medical appointments every year in the us due to lack of adequate transportation but that with its service, appointment no-shows are reduced from 20-25 percent down to eight percent. uber is also one of the transport options available through ci...



fentanyl overdose survivors require little if any hospital treatment




most fentanyl overdose survivors, if given the antidote promptly, don't need prolonged hospital treatment, according to a study by university of british columbia physicians.that finding could help standardize how first-responders and emergency departments handle overdoses from the potent drug. curre...



cf patients and physicians use shared decision-making tool to determine regimens




cincinnati--physician-researchers at the university of cincinnati have developed a computerized decision-making model to promote shared decision-making with cystic fibrosis patients. the tool takes into account patients' preferences for measures of lung function and health along with the latest medi...



seniors more likely to visit emergency department after home care visit from nur




patients who received home care visits from nurses were more likely to visit the emergency department during the evening on the same day, particularly for non-urgent issues, according to new research in cmaj (canadian medical association journal)."an emergency department visit is not necessarily a n...



preventing the misdiagnosis of cellulitis




study finds that early dermatology consultation for presumptive cellulitis can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and reduce unnecessary hospitalization. cellulitis - a bacterial infection of the skin - is a common medical condition, yet there is no diagnostic tool for it currently available. th...



low health literacy is associated with preventable emergency department visits




des plaines, il--low health literacy is a risk factor for potentially preventable emergency department (ed) visits, particularly those that result in hospital admission. that is the primary finding of a study to be published in the september 2017 issue of academic emergency medicine (aem), a journal...



study finds the emergency department can play a key role in identifying undiagno




image: bhakti hansoti, m.b.ch.b., ph.d., trains staff members on hiv testing at frere hospital in south africa. view more credit: johns hopkins medicinesouth africa has the worst epidemic of hiv in the world. according to the joint united nations programme on hiv/aids, 19 percent of the global num...



medical note system could boost patients' engagement in their health care




encouraging patients to help write and add notes to their personal medical charts -- a task typically handled only by medical professionals -- may help patients feel more involved with their own care and improve relationships with their doctors, a new study has found.in research published in the ann...



prehospital supraglottic airway is associated with good neurologic outcome in ca




des plaines, il-- with the adjustment of postresuscitation variables, as well as prehospital and resuscitation variables, the prehospital use of supraglottic airway (sga) is associated with good neurologic outcome in cardiac arrest victims, particularly in those who receive cpr. that is the primary ...



intervention reduced suicide attempts among at-risk emergency department patient




providence, r.i. [brown university] -- in a clinical trial involving nearly 1,400 suicidal patients in the emergency departments of eight hospitals, a team led by brown university and butler hospital psychologist ivan miller found that a multifaceted intervention lowered the relative risk of new sui...



er docs can pick your nose




image: emergency physicians can administer a number of medication through the nose, eliminating the need for needles. view more credit: american college of emergency physicianswashington -- the range of options for medicating emergency patients intranasally has greatly expanded in recent years and ...



multidisciplinary approach to identifying and caring for ischemic stroke in youn




image: epidemiology, risks, differentials, and management. view more credit: kirsty challen, bsc, mbchb, mres, phd, lancashire teaching hospitals, united kingdom.des plaines, il-- a multidisciplinary approach aimed at providing emergency physicians with a foundation of knowledge regarding ischemic...