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Article ID: 694752

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Update Focuses on Critical First Hour

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated “Hour-1 Bundle” of the international, evidence-based guidelines for treatment of sepsis is introduced in the June issue of Critical Care Medicine. The official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Critical Care Medicine is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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17-May-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694674

UT Physicians Offers Tips to Avoid a Summertime ER Visit

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Everyone enjoys spending the summer months in the great outdoors but you have to do it responsibly or injury can occur, say doctors with UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth.)

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16-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694676

California’s First Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department Arrives in La Jolla

University of California San Diego Health

The Gary and Mary West Emergency Department at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla has been accredited as a geriatric emergency department by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The accreditation is the first of its kind and is part of an effort to improve the quality and standards of emergency care provided to the nation’s older patients.

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16-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694236

Study Looks at Barriers to Getting Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For patients with substance use disorders seen in the emergency department or doctor's office, locating and accessing appropriate treatment all too often poses difficult challenges. Healthcare providers and treatment facility administrators share their views on delays and obstacles to prompt receipt of substance use disorder treatment after referral in a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). This journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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8-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692400

Violence Prevention Research Program Releases #WhatYouCanDo to Help Reduce Gun Violence

UC Davis Health

What You Can Do, launched today by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, offers information and support for providers looking for ways to reduce firearm injury and death, particularly among patients at elevated risk.

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6-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692748

Lethal Weapon: Data Show More Prehospital Deaths, a Potential Increase in Intensity of Violence

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A new Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of national trauma data shows that trauma patients were four times more likely to die from gunshot wounds and nearly nine times more likely to die from stab wounds before getting to a trauma center in 2014, compared with rates in 2007.

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6-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694030

Northwestern Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Delivers Life-Saving Care 30 Minutes Sooner

Northwestern Medicine

During an acute stroke blood flow to the brain stops. Every minute that passes without oxygen, another 1.9 million neurons die. With two comprehensive stroke centers, clinical research and a growing telestroke program, Northwestern Medicine is focused on providing rapid diagnosis and treatment for the more than 1,600 patients the academic medical system treats each year.

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3-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694040

Readiness is Everything: Preparing Health Care Providers to Recognize and Respond to Chemical Weapons Attacks

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a review published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Gregory R. Ciottone, MD, Director of the Division of Disaster Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC, advocates for an overhaul to the systems currently in place to respond to a chemical weapons strike on U.S. soil. In addition to calling for increased training and awareness, Ciottone also proposed a triage system – available online – based on recognizing the signs and symptoms of specific agents during the early phase of a chemical weapons attack.

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26-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 686324

Costa’s Hummingbirds, White-Tailed Deer and Malaria, Coffee Commitment, and more in the Wildlife News Source

Newswise

The latest research and experts on Wildfires in the Wildlife News Source

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20-Apr-2018 2:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693094

One-Stop Shop: New Clinic Bundles Key Services After ICU Discharge

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Rooted in research, a Michigan Medicine clinic aims to help intensive care unit patients receive proper follow-up care and prevent readmissions.

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18-Apr-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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