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Injury Compensation Fund Could Reduce Cesarean Rates

Litigation concerns have limited the number of vaginal births after cesarean delivery since the mid-1990s, but there is a solution, says one expert.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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WHO confirms Zika virus strain imported from the Americas to Cabo Verde

Sequencing of the virus in Cabo Verde by Institut Pasteur, Dakar confirms that the Zika virus currently circulating in Cabo Verde is the same as the one circulating in the Americas - the Asian type- and was most likely imported from Brazil. This is the first time that the Zika strain responsible for the outbreaks linked to neurological disorders and microcephaly has been detected in Africa.  
who.int
over 3 years ago
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Zika virus strain 'imported from the Americas' to Africa - BBC News

The Zika virus strain responsible for the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa for the first time, the World Health Organization says.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Strain-time Curve Analysis by Echocardiography in CRT

This echocardiographic study analyzed the contraction pattern of CRT patients with the aim of identifying predictors of non-response, despite favorable pre-procedural characteristics.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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'My brother's brain injury was ignored because of dementia' - BBC News

The family of a man with dementia who was seriously injured after a road accident says people with the condition are not being given the urgent medical care they need.  
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over 3 years ago
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The Trauma Professional's Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St....  
regionstraumapro.com
over 3 years ago
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Metastatic spinal cord compression: diagnosis and management

Timely referral for neurosurgery or radiotherapy, or both, provides better outcomes longer term, but palliative care is the treatment of choice for some patients  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Noninvasive Ventilation Delivered by Helmet Cuts Intubation Rates in ARDS

Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) delivered by helmet reduces endotracheal intubation rates in adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), compared with NIV delivered by facemask, according to a new trial.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Metastatic spinal cord compression: diagnosis and management

Timely referral for neurosurgery or radiotherapy, or both, provides better outcomes longer term, but palliative care is the treatment of choice for some patients  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Self-injury Linked to Altered Pain Processing in Autism

Individuals with autism who engage in self-injurious behavior are more likely to be lower functioning and display aberrations in pain processing.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Runner Injury Risk Using Standard or Motion Control Shoes

Motion control shoes may be more protective against running-related injuries than standard running shoes, a new study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Can this patient go to the observation unit? - emdocs

emDocs post containing very useful emergency medicine information  
emdocs.net
over 3 years ago
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PEM Guides Online | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

2 new eBooks on Paediatric Emergency Medicine. Both of these eBooks are FREE and there’s no excuse not to have them handy on your mobile.  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Posted: 5/4/2016 by Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH (Emailed: 5/18/2016) (Updated: 5/18/2016) Click here to contact Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH  
umem.org
over 3 years ago
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John Hinds Trauma Lecture (Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2016)

I just uploaded "John Hinds Trauma Lecture" to @Vimeo: https://t.co/mhZRGAS1V9— Rob Mac Sweeney (@CritCareReviews) April 20, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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When Seconds Count… Trauma Physician Anesthesiologists Save Lives

When Seconds Count... Trauma Physician Anesthesiologists Save Lives: https://t.co/aJpnbGKz3l #anesthesia— ASA® (@ASALifeline) May 5, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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A Bundle for TBI

Not that long ago Dr Alan Garner described the process for developing Carebundles as part of trying to deliver the best care and measure it at the same time. Here’s the first of the follow-up posts: on TBI. The isolated severe traumatic brain injury bundle As a follow up to our blog about Carebundles and their general…  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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Prehospital administration of tranexamic acid in trauma patients

Prehospital administration of tranexamic acid in trauma patients  
prehospitalmed.com
over 3 years ago
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Equal Pay in the Emergency Department

The gap between female and male emergency medicine physicians' pay is a major obstacle to equality.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago