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Cancer drug target also essential for blood cell recovery

Blocking key 'survival' proteins is a promising tactic for treating cancer, however new research suggests care should be taken as these proteins are also vital for emergency blood cell...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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New strategy can help emergency physicians determine heart attack in patients within 1 hour

A new strategy to rule-out and rule-in heart attacks in emergency departments will help physicians treat patients faster, found a clinical trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Older people at higher risk of emergency cancer diagnosis

People over 60 are at higher risk of being diagnosed with lung or bowel cancer as an emergency in hospital than younger people, according to a Cancer Research UK-supported report *, published...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Doctors warn flu strain is causing 'significant rise' in hospital admissions, UK

Respiratory experts in Southampton have warned a strain of flu not covered by the seasonal vaccine is contributing to a significant rise in emergency hospital admissions.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Physicians acknowledge ordering unnecessary tests often due to fear of unlikely diagnosis, malpractice

A survey of emergency physicians provides insight into reasons behind the estimated $210 billion spent annually on medically unnecessary tests and procedures.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Studies find emergency doctors and paramedics commonly misinterpret documents for end-of-life care choices, reports Journal of Patient Safety

Emergency care providers vary in their understanding of a type of medical order intended to communicate seriously ill patients' choices for life-sustaining treatments, according to a pair of...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Parkinson's sufferers more than twice as likely to die in hospital after emergency admission as other patients in England

The risk of dying in hospital for people with Parkinson's following an emergency admission is increased by almost 2.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Label design may affect risk of medication errors in OR, reports Journal of Patient Safety

Redesigned labels reduce the number of errors in simulated surgical emergency, study findsSpecial redesigned labels for intravenous (IV) medication bags may help to...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Post-Exposure Prophylaxis - Emergency Physicians Monthly

Emergency medicine is dangerous work. Here’s a rundown of some of the greatest infection threats and their appropriate prophylactic agents   
epmonthly.com
over 6 years ago
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Syncope Sunday Series Summary – Don't Forget the Bubbles

Tessa Davis is a paediatric emergency registrar from Glasgow but currently living in Sydney. Tessa tries to spend time with her 3 kids in between shifts. Develops and encourages health innovation through GuidelinesForMe (crowd-sourced links to online clinical guidelines), iClinicalApps (mobile app development) and learnmed (not-for profit social enterprise running paediatric first aid training in Aboriginal communities). @tessardavis | + Tessa Davis | Tessa's DFTB posts  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
over 6 years ago
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Hypertensive Emergencies | Emergency Medicine Cases

Dr. Joel Yaphe & Dr. Clare Atzema discuss controversies in management of hypertensive emergencies - aortic dissection, hypertensive encephalopathy, eclampsia & more  
emergencymedicinecases.com
over 6 years ago
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Episode 6 – Hepatic Emergencies

Episode 6 – Liver Emergencies (iTunes or Listen Here)  This episode is a response to Dr. Nick Genes tweet: Really, with all the #FOAMed goodness out there in EM, no love for the liver? I suppose not as sexy as other topics, right @TheSGEM ? — borborygmi (@nickgenes) June 11, 2014  Here's the slideset he posted, filled with excellent…  
foamcast.org
over 6 years ago
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EM:RAP Special Edition- A Defensible Chest Pain ADP

Dr. Mattu reviews the ADP that he endorses for chest pain patients based on the current guidelines of the American Heart Association. An important topic for all Emergency Physicians and presented gratis by EM:RAP.  Feb 2015 Low Risk Chest Pain Evaluation and Disposition Guideline-final-1 Stay up-to-date by subscribing to EM:RAP Today!  
blog.hippoem.com
over 6 years ago
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Hypertensive Emergencies

Say what? Hypertensive emergency has no universally accepted definition. Actual numbers are often used to define hypertensive emergency, though strictly speaking a hypertensive emergency is any elevation in blood pressure in the presence of end-organ dysfunction.1,2,3 Aggressively treating severe asymptomatic hypertension (very high blood pressure without clear end organ damage) is not indicated, not supported…  
foamneedssoap.com
over 6 years ago
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Episode 2: Urologic Emergencies

Episode 2 - Urologic Emergencies (iTunes)  The Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) - The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) Episode 71 The podcast reviews: Tamsulosin for ureteral stones: a systematic review and meta-analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Paper's Conclusion:  ‘Tamsulosin is a safe and effective medical expulsive therapy choice for ureteral stones. It…  
foamcast.org
over 6 years ago
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Time is Testicle - Emergency Physicians Monthly

A patient born with only one testicle can present unique issues. Utilizing your point-of-care ultrasound is key to a correct diagnosis.  
epmonthly.com
over 6 years ago
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Episode 9 – Pregnancy Emergencies

Episode 9 (iTunes or listen here) The Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) We review Dr. Scott Weingart's Practical Evidence Podcast #3 - ACEP 2012 Management of Early Pregnancy, in which he summaries the ACEP 2012 Clinical Policy on this topic. The discriminatory zone is out.  Get ultrasounds in pregnant patients, regardless of the quantitative beta-hCG.…  
foamcast.org
over 6 years ago