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MedicalMine and Emergency Medicine & Disaster Institute to Launch ChARM ...
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MANAMA, Bahrain & PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MedicalMine Inc. and EMDI Emergency Medicine & Disaster Institute today announced a strategic partnership whereby EMDI will resell, implement, market and promote ChARM EHR and the ...

MONOC to Utilize Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians to Provide ...
Wall, NJ – June 10, 2015 --- On June 16, 2015, MONOC will begin utilizing Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center to provide prehospital medical consultation to Paramedics caring for children under 13 years of age.

Metabolic networks in a porcine model of trauma and hemorrhagic shock ...
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This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original ...

ICD-10-CM Challenges ID'd for Emergency Medicine Physicians
Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration)
(HealthDay News) — The transition to the expanded International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) system is likely to be associated with considerable challenges for emergency medicine physicians, according to ...

Chiang Rai hosts meeting on emergency medicine during disasters
Pattaya Mail
According to Dr. Anuchar Sethasathien, secretary-general of the National Institute for Emergency Medicine (NIEM), the meeting in Chiang Rai has been held to bolster emergency medicine preparedness in the event of disasters on the international scale.

Boswell marks 30 years of certification in medicine
Rockwall County Herald Banner
On moving to Texas in 1992, he was medical director of Life Flight at UTMB and has been an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham and in the University of Texas system. In the 1990s, he worked under a grant to ...

Many older adults have persistent pain after car crashes
Car crashes are the second most common form of trauma among older adults, the researchers write in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Lead author Timothy Platts-Mills, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said his team's long-term goal is to ...

Sugar Land launched ambulance service without common medications
Houston Chronicle (subscription)
"I've never heard of an EMS service saying we don't need controlled substances because they're close to hospitals," said Dr. Richard Bradley, who worked as a paramedic before becoming a doctor and chief of emergency medicine at the University of Texas ...

Wilderness Medicine Training Prepares Emergency Doctors
( - Identifying poisonous snakes and knotting climbing ropes to form a makeshift litter are not typically taught in medical school. But emergency medicine doctors need to be creative, flexible and have a broad knowledge base.

Dangers Behind Laundry Pods Stump Poison-Control Experts
Knowing why this particular detergent delivery system can be so harmful, meanwhile, would help emergency-medicine experts better treat injured children, doctors say. But there isn't a lot of information to go by. Consumer-product manufacturers have ...

Wilderness Medical Society offers wilderness first aid class
Mountain Mail Newspaper
“A WFA class gives people the confidence and skills to get out there and safely explore Colorado's awesome backcountry,” said Dr. Jay Lemery, associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “The instructors ...

Every day in the emergency room is new as UMC acts as valley's medical 'catchall'
Las Vegas Sun
Obert, assistant medical director of the emergency medicine department, tries to predict the intensity of his day by scanning the highway billboards that list wait times at other local emergency rooms. Thirty-nine minutes. That alarms Obert because it ...

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Successful Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Low-Income Emergency Department Patients: A Randomized Trial. (Apr 2015)
Transport and Management of Patients With Confirmed or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease. (May 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Diagnostic Accuracy of Ultrasonography in Retained Soft Tissue Foreign Bodies: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. (Jun 2015)
Shared Decision-making in the Emergency Department: Respecting Patient Autonomy When Seconds Count. (Jun 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Resources for toxicologic and radiologic information and assistance. (Feb 2015)
Evaluation and management of traumatic knee injuries in the emergency department. (May 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Achieving regionalization through rural interhospital transfer. (May 2015)
The prognostic value of serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein A level at the initial ED presentation in elderly patients with community-acquired pneumonia. (Jun 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Assessing physician-parent communication during emergency medical procedures in children: an observational study in a low-literacy Latino patient population. (May 2015)
Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Chest Wall: Report of Pediatric Cases. (Apr 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Mortality and prognostic factors of patients who have blood cultures performed in the emergency department: a cohort study. (Feb 2015)
Diagnosing fractures: pain intensity and subjective functional impairment are unreliable markers for initial assessment of possible extremity fractures. (Apr 2015)
The use and clinical importance of a substrate-specific electrode for rapid determination of blood lactate concentrations. (Dec 1994)
N Engl J Med
Effect of a short course of prednisone in the prevention of early relapse after the emergency room treatment of acute asthma. (Mar 1991)
Predisposing factors for severe, uncontrolled hypertension in an inner-city minority population. (Sep 1992)
Cost effectiveness analysis of intravenous ketorolac and morphine for treating pain after limb injury: double blind randomised controlled trial. (Nov 2000)
Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. (2011)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Recovery between Work Shifts among Emergency Medical Services Clinicians. (Jul-Sep 2015)
A Comparison of Invasive Airway Management and Rates of Pneumonia in Prehospital and Hospital Settings. (Apr 2015)
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A 48-year-old man with severe shortness of breath. (Sep-Oct 2014)
The lethargic diabetic: cerebral edema in pediatric patients in diabetic ketoacidosis. (Mar-Apr 2015)
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Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
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Obesity is associated with abdominal striae (d.t. protein catabolic state) & hirsutism (d.t. associated sex hormone excess).

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Fear of Fever.

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Poisoning resulting from the drinking of milk produced by a cow who had eaten a plant known as white snake root (also known as "milk sickness")


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