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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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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.  
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Quest Diagnostics Says Its Zika Virus Test Gets U.S. Approval

Quest Diagnostics Inc said it has received emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell the first commercially developed diagnostic test for Zika in the United States, a step that may help expand testing capacity and speed diagnosis of the virus.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Seven Emergency Surgeries Tied to Most Deaths, Complications

Seven emergency surgeries were responsible for most surgeries, deaths, complications, and inpatient costs in a recent study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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US Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies Improving

The United States is more prepared to deal with large-scale public health emergencies but is losing ground on its ability to monitor for environmental hazards and keep water and food supplies safe.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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I am Dr. Masashi Rotte, Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor: How I Stay Healthy in EM

I am Dr. Masashi Rotte, emergency physician and assistant professor: How I stay healthy. Series editor: Dr. Zafrina Poonja  
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over 3 years ago
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Drug users’ families demand end to “war on drugs”

The families of dead users of illicit drugs protested outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Monday 18 April, the day before the start of an emergency three day special meeting of the UN general assembly (UNGASS2016) to discuss the global drug problem, the first since 1998.  
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Drug users’ families demand end to “war on drugs”

The families of dead users of illicit drugs protested outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Monday 18 April, the day before the start of an emergency three day special meeting of the UN general assembly (UNGASS2016) to discuss the global drug problem, the first since 1998.  
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Drug users’ families demand end to “war on drugs”

The families of dead users of illicit drugs protested outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Monday 18 April, the day before the start of an emergency three day special meeting of the UN general assembly (UNGASS2016) to discuss the global drug problem, the first since 1998.  
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How Does CT Change Decision-Making in the Emergency Department?

A new survey of emergency-department physicians at four major medical centers illuminates the role of CT in diagnostic decision-making.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Health workers sent to indigenous Canadian community beset by attempted suicides

Health workers have arrived at the indigenous reservation of Attawapiskat First Nation in Canada’s James Bay after 11 people attempted suicide on 9 April. Local leaders of the community of 2000 people had already declared a state of emergency after 100 suicide attempts were made this winter.  
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Emergency Department Flow: What works, what does not work, and how can we improve? - emdocs

Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is an issue that not only impacts the ED but impacts nearly all aspects of a hospital system. The ED is the location in the hospital that feels the greatest stress from capacity issues hospital-wide. Emergency providers are uniquely positioned to have a great impact in flow improvement initiatives and this article reviews some of the problems with overcrowding and how to improve patient flow through the ED.  
emdocs.net
over 3 years ago
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Opioid Considerations for Emergency Practice

What do ED physicians need to know about the safe and effective use of opioids?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Health workers sent to indigenous Canadian community beset by attempted suicides

Health workers have arrived at the indigenous reservation of Attawapiskat First Nation in Canada’s James Bay after 11 people attempted suicide on 9 April. Local leaders of the community of 2000 people had already declared a state of emergency after 100 suicide attempts were made this winter.  
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Understanding lactate in sepsis & Using it to our advantage

Introduction with a case 0 Once upon a time a 60-year-old man was transferred from the oncology ward to the ICU for treatment of neutropenic septic shock.   
emcrit.org
over 3 years ago