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D-dimer utility in pediatric patients with suspected PE

Great read from the PEM Playbook by Tim Horezko at the Pediatric Emergency Playbook. The bottom line is that he asserts that D-dimer should have limited utility in the diagnostic workup of pulmonary emboli in children who almost always have a reason for a PE like malignancy, prior DVT etc,. In fact, 98% of kids with PE have at least one identifiable risk factor, most with two. He notes that,  
pemcincinnati.com
over 3 years ago
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China and Russia teams join WHO’s Emergency Medical Team Initiative

WHO is working with governments and organizations to register medical teams from around the world.  
who.int
over 3 years ago
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Obama calls on Congress to fully fund Zika response

After a White House briefing with his administration’s top health experts on 20 May, US president Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to fully fund his request for $1.9 billion (£1.31b; €1.7b) in emergency funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the US and abroad. Obama made his first request for the funds in February.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Obama calls on Congress to fully fund Zika response

After a White House briefing with his administration’s top health experts on 20 May, US president Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to fully fund his request for $1.9 billion (£1.31b; €1.7b) in emergency funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the US and abroad. Obama made his first request for the funds in February.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Learning To Speak Resuscitese |

In the resus room, clarity of communication between team members is critical to patient safety and effective resuscitation. We are used to following standardised clinical algorithms for cardiac arrests and many other emergency presentations, but there is no standardisation of vocabulary or communication style. Communication failures are a major source of error in resuscitation, suggesting this is an area in which we need to improve.  
resus.me
over 3 years ago
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Obama calls on Congress to fully fund Zika response

After a White House briefing with his administration’s top health experts on 20 May, US president Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to fully fund his request for $1.9 billion (£1.31b; €1.7b) in emergency funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the US and abroad. Obama made his first request for the funds in February.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Obama calls on Congress to fully fund Zika response

After a White House briefing with his administration’s top health experts on 20 May, US president Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to fully fund his request for $1.9 billion (£1.31b; €1.7b) in emergency funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the US and abroad. Obama made his first request for the funds in February.1  
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over 3 years ago
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U.S. Senate Approves $1.1 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

An election-year fight over addressing the spreading Zika virus intensified in the U.S. Congress as the Senate on Thursday approved $1.1 billion in emergency money one day after the House of Representatives voted $622.1 million financed through cuts to existing programs.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Statement on the 9th IHR Emergency Committee meeting regarding the international spread of poliovirus

The 9th meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the Director­General on 12th May 2016.  
who.int
over 3 years ago
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GPs demand extra funding for weekend emergency cover rather than routine care

GPs have urged the government to abandon its push for routine seven day services in primary care and instead to channel any additional funding into emergency cover at weekends.  
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over 3 years ago
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Risk and Change: Useful in an Emergency? #WILTW

A past president of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Chief Transformation Officer of NHS England briefly debated change on twitter this week:  
rolobotrambles.com
over 3 years ago
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Meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) concerning Yellow Fever

An Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 19 May 2016, from 13:00 to 17:15 Central European Time1.  
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over 3 years ago
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PHARM Podcast 138 Another Viking on the PHARM with Dr Soren Rudolph

#smaccFORCE I'm with SATAN !! pic.twitter.com/7dT6rd1p8Q — Søren S Rudolph (@SorenRudolph) June 23, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Rock n' Roll at HUET training #myhemsday pic.twitter.com/B7oDwLWsju — Søren S Rudolph (@SorenRudolph) April 13, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Hi folks. I spoke to Dr Soren Rudolph, anaesthetist and prehospital physician in Copenhagen, Denmark. We chat about the Danish prehospital emergency system…  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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Yellow Fever Concerns Grow, WHO Urged to Set Up Emergency Panel

A growing yellow fever epidemic in Africa and Latin American led to calls for the WHO director-general to convene an emergency response committee, partly because of an anticipated vaccine shortage.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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The Sweet Spot – Tim Horeczko, part 2 – Don't Forget the Bubbles

The Paediatric Emergency Department is a relatively unique area in medicine as the registrar workforce usually comes from one of two backgrounds: Emergency or Paediatrics. Consequently, we strive to have the optimal combination of both specialties – The Sweet Spot.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
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The Sweet Spot – Tim Horeczko, part 1 – Don't Forget the Bubbles

The Paediatric Emergency Department is a relatively unique area in medicine as the registrar workforce usually comes from one of two backgrounds: Emergency or Paediatrics. Consequently, we strive to have the optimal combination of both specialties – The Sweet Spot.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
over 3 years ago
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No need to develop a special interest category for emergency general surgery

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days. Sign up for a free trial  
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over 3 years ago
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SGEM#153: Simulation for Ultrasound Education

Guest Skeptic: Dr. Chris Bond. Chris is an emergency physician and clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary. He is currently the host of CAEP Casts, which highlight educational innovations from emergency medicine residency programs across Canada. Chris also has his own #FOAMed blog called Standing on the Corner Minding My Own Business (SOCMOB).  
thesgem.com
over 3 years ago
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Northumbria Healthcare NHS trust rated 'outstanding' - BBC News

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust is rated "outstanding" despite concerns over its new pioneering emergency-only hospital.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Seven procedures account for 80% of emergency general surgery operations, deaths, and complications, US study finds

Each year more than half a million patients in the United States undergo urgent or emergency general surgery at an annual cost of more than $6bn (£4.1bn; €5.2bn), but just seven procedures account for 80% of these operations and related deaths, surgical complications, and costs, a new study has found.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago