Search Tag: Emergency

Volunteers provide teleradiology services to besieged areas in Syria

2018 06 Jun

Syria's healthcare system is also a victim of the ongoing conflict in this Western Asian country. Amidst reports of selective targeting of medical facilities and personnel, the World Health Organization issued alarming statements regarding such attacks on healthcare facilities and providers throughout the country reaching a critical level of emergency.... Read more

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Helps Streamline Management of Cardiac Arrest

2017 13 Jun

Point-of-care systems are ideal for the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh’s emergency ultrasound training programme Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the management of cardiac arrest, as Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained: “We know that the prognosis for a patient... Read more

27th SMART 2016

2016 25 May

Since 1990 this three-day meeting is held every year in May in Milan, Italy. Over the years, it has become established as one of the most important and renowned scientific events in the field of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency, now attracting more than 3500 participants. Internationally oriented since its first steps, the SMART meeting is valued... Read more

Avoiding Emergency Hospital Admissions

2016 08 Feb

A new study has identified a series of innovations that can help address the problem of unnecessary emergency admissions. The study is published in the  Health Services and Delivery Research  journal. Hospital admissions in the UK increased by 47 percent between 1998 and 2013. Recently hospitals have been put on black alert because pressures from... Read more

Risk of Death Higher for Patients Admitted at Weekend

2015 09 Sep

According to an analysis published in The BMJ, patients who are admitted to hospital at the weekend are likely to be sicker and also have a higher risk of death as compared to patients admitted during the week.  The analysis, carried out in collaboration by University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trusts and University College London, examined... Read more

Low Risk Treatment for Blood Clots Empowers Patients

2015 20 Jul

According to companion studies published in Academic Emergency Medicine , a lower risk treatment with rivaroxaban for blood clots was found to be more effective, less costly and enabled patients to go home the same day.  Blood clots that could potentially be fatal is a primary cause of emergency room visits each year. A large number of patients with... Read more

Understanding Hospital Weekend Death Risk

2015 12 Jul

Academic researchers from the University of Warwick Medical School believe that more research should be conducted to understand why patients are more likely to die in hospital during the weekend.  Professor Richard Lilford and Dr Yen-Fu Chen started this discussion following the results of The Global Comparators project: international comparison of... Read more

New Decision Support Tool Improves Pneumonia Care

2015 13 Mar

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center, using advanced clinical decision support tools can reduce mortality for patients who are treated for pneumonia. The findings have been published in Annals of Emergency Medicine . Approximately 1.1 million patients in the US are treated for pneumonia each year. More... Read more

Depth and Rate of Chest Compression has Impact on Survival

2015 08 Feb

A review of research by UT Southwestern Medical Center Emergency Medicine physicians shows that the depth of chest compressions and the rate at which they are applied can have a significant impact on the survival and recovery of patients. The findings have been published in Circulation and Critical Care Medicine . The reviews show that CPR... Read more