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Emergency Medicine Partners with Ghanaian Hospital for Training, Education
University of Cincinnati
With a new international partnership, two University of Cincinnati emergency medicine physicians are working to improve the training and provision of emergency medical care in Ghana, and provide new opportunities for UC trainees at home. Assistant ...

Nason let emergency medicine board certification lapse in 2008
Charleston Post Courier
Dr. Barron Nason has not been board-certified in emergency medicine since 2008, his spokesman confirmed Friday, despite at least one recent television commercial claiming that he was. "In 2008 he elected not to renew his board certification since he ...

Emergency Medicine Foundation launched today
ABC Online (blog)
But you won't find a philanthropist with buckets of money or a celebrity at its helm. Instead, it's being run by people who are busy saving lives every day. They are the doctors and nurses who work inside our emergency departments. Terri Begley reports ...

River Hospital to receive emergency medicine support from Syracuse group
That is because River Hospital, 4 Fuller St., recently announced it has entered into an agreement with the Emergency Medicine Medical Service Group of Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, to provide emergency medical physicians in provider and ...

Upstate Medical criticized for using live pigs to train emergency doctors
The Post-Standard -
The group filed a complaint Thursday with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, asking the agency to investigate the use of live pigs in Upstate's emergency medicine residency program. Upstate ...

LSU Health news
Shreveport Times
Jeffrey Aufman, MD, clinical assistant professor, pathology; Julie Babb, MD, clinical assistant professor, radiology; Stephen Baker Jr., MD, clinical assistant professor, emergency medicine; Marc Chaudoir, MD, clinical instructor, family medicine ...

"Boarding" Of Psychiatric Patients In Emergency Departments Unconstitutional ...
“While we respect the state court's decision, federal law (Emergency Medicine Treatment and Labor Act) still prevents hospital emergency departments from discharging unstable patients — for example suicidal or homicidal patients — back into ...

College Students Learn Lessons About Rural Medicine
"I am interested in pursuing a career in emergency medicine, either in a hospital or as a paramedic or a flight paramedic, so, this was a pretty cool experience," said student Kyle Admire. "Usually we see the doctors once the patients are brought in ...

Appendicitis warning: Emergency Medicine Australasia
New Zealand Doctor Online
One in 10 children presenting to the emergency department with severe abdominal pain will have acute appendicitis which can be fatal if not treated promptly, a new study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the journal for the Australasian ...

Maseno Launches Family and Emergency Medicine Course
Vice chancellor Dominic Makawiti said the programme will train physicians on effective management of acute and chronic illnesses. Speaking during the launch yesterday, he said the training will focus on disease prevention. Makawiti said Maseno will be ...

Many older emergency department patients are malnourished
EurekAlert (press release)
What is surprising in our study is that most of the malnourished patients had never been told that they were malnourished," said Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc, assistant professor of emergency medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and senior author ...

Civilian ER Physicians Help Train New York National Guard Medics
Dr. Anar Patel, an emergency medicine associate professor and Dr. Erica Igbindghene, another emergency medicine specialist, took a day away from their regular jobs at Albany Medical Center in New York, to share their specialist skills with the Medical ...

The MRI Enigma in Spine Injury Clearance
MedPage Today
Rory Spiegel, MD, is the chief resident in emergency medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. In his free time he enjoys riding in TARDISes, defending the Wall, and "chasing the wind." He is a self-described nerd who blogs regularly ...

Johnson County Emergency Medical Services System introduces new trauma ...
The protocol was approved by the Johnson County EMS Physicians Committee of the Johnson/Wyandotte County Medical Society, made up of physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cardiology and ...

Florida should allow pharmacists to administer more vaccines
Highlands Today
Expanding pharmacist-provided vaccines just makes sense. I am an emergency medicine physician who strongly believes physicians and pharmacists must work together to meet the needs of today's patients. Florida, like many other states, has too few ...

Rare DC house-call doctor straddles two Washingtons
Washington Post
Isak Mauritzon, 11, and his family, visiting the District from Sweden, were set to visit museums in the city last Wednesday when Isak complained that his ear hurt. His parents, looking for a doctor, called the hotel receptionist, who gave them Ernest ...

Patient sues Norton over ads and malpractice
The Courier-Journal
One of the ads, for example, said, "Physicians specializing in emergency medicine practice the most current techniques in quality, responsive patient- and family-centered care." Another said, "Our ER department is open around the clock, treating ...

Experts Believe Missionaries Deserved Access To Experimental Ebola Drugs
Two separate opinions written by experts and published online August 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine support the decision that provided the untested drug, ZMapp, to the two US missionary healthcare workers in West Africa. And, as the WHO declared ...
Media Advisory: Hopkins Bioethicist Defends Treatment of American Ebola ...Newswise (press release)

Malnutrition Prevalent Among Seniors Presenting to Emergency Room
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of older patients presenting to the emergency department are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Greg F.
Stay alert for malnutrition in older patientsClinical Advisor

Dr. John Charles joins McLeod Loris Seacoast as chief medical officer
A graduate of the medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Charles completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Georgetown University Hospital and The George Washington University Hospital, and is board certified.

Review of Clinical Treatment of Bronchiolitis in Infants Reveals Overreliance ...
The study examined how pediatric emergency medicine physicians treat a respiratory tract infection called bronchiolitis in infants, and how they incorporate factors such as respiratory exam, imaging tools and blood tests when deciding on treatment ...
Pediatric Bronchiolitis: Improved Oxygen Saturation Reduced HospitalizationsMedical Research News and Interviews_

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Global emergency medicine journal club: social media responses to the march 2014 annals of emergency medicine journal club on targeted temperature management. (Aug 2014)
Optimizing the Patient Handoff Between EMS and the Emergency Department. (Aug 2014)
Acad Emerg Med
Predictors of failure of empiric outpatient antibiotic therapy in emergency department patients with uncomplicated cellulitis. (May 2014)
Comparison of Emergency Care Delivered to Children and Young Adults With Complex Chronic Conditions Between Pediatric and General Emergency Departments. (Jul 2014)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis. (May 2014)
Hypothyroidism: causes, killers, and life-saving treatments. (May 2014)
Am J Emerg Med
Effects of uninterrupted chest compressions on the rescuer's physical condition. (Aug 2014)
The cost-effectiveness analysis of video capsule endoscopy compared to other strategies to manage acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in the ED. (Aug 2014)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Observational study of family member presence for pediatric emergency department procedures. (Jul 2014)
A 6-year-old girl with undiagnosed hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a case report and review of the literature. (Aug 2014)
Eur J Emerg Med
Emergency ultrasound of acute scrotal pain. (Jun 2014)
Factors affecting blood sample haemolysis: a cross-sectional study. (Aug 2014)
The use and clinical importance of a substrate-specific electrode for rapid determination of blood lactate concentrations. (Dec 1994)
Administration of methylprednisolone for 24 or 48 hours or tirilazad mesylate for 48 hours in the treatment of acute spinal cord injury. Results of the Third National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Randomized Controlled Trial. National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study. (May 1997)
N Engl J Med
Prevention of myocardial damage in acute myocardial ischemia by early treatment with intravenous streptokinase. (Nov 1985)
Videos in clinical medicine: Laryngeal mask airway in medical emergencies. (Nov 2013)
Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms: single centre randomised controlled trial. (Apr 2005)
Community falls prevention for people who call an emergency ambulance after a fall: randomised controlled trial. (2010)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Physician and Nonphysician Health-care Provider Perspectives on Resuscitation of Suspected Drug-related Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. (May 2014)
Fatigue in Air Medical Clinicians Undertaking High-acuity Patient Transports. (Jul 2014)
Air Med J
2013 aircrew, avionics, and operations survey, part 2. (Nov-Dec 2013)
Intraosseous Access in Trauma by Air Medical Retrieval Teams. (July 2014)
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Incapacitating Agents, Cannabinoids
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