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Using lithium ion batteries in the aeromedical environment: A calculated risk?
Abstract Lithium ion batteries are increasingly utilised within helicopter emergency medical services. Their favourable chemical profile confers many desirable properties: they are small, lightweight and provide a high specific capacity (energy to weight ratio) coupled with a slow self‐discharge rate, ensuring a longer functional availability for vital equipment. They are frequently used in routine medical equipment including ventilators, monitors and intravenous pumps, and in aviation specific items, such as satellite and mobile phones, VHF radios and navigation systems. (Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia)
Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Haggerty, Sean Keogh Tags: Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine Source Type: research

[Results of two surveys of immigrants and natives in Southeast Spain: health, use of services, and need for medical assistance].
Conclusions. The health status and use of health services among immigrants differ significantly from those of natives. Results highlight the higher frequency of UNHC among immigrants, especially high in Moroccans. PMID: 25629278 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Salud Publica de Mexico)
Source: Salud Publica de Mexico - January 30, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tormo MJ, Salmerón D, Colorado-Yohar S, Ballesta M, Dios S, Martínez-Fernández C, Pérez-Flores D, García-Pérez V, Palomar JA, Torres AM, Navarro C Tags: Salud Publica Mex Source Type: research

[Challenges and inputs of the gender perspective to the study of vector borne diseases].
The objective is to contribute to the understanding on the gender perspective in the analysis of health risks through a conceptual framework. PMID: 25629281 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Salud Publica de Mexico)
Source: Salud Publica de Mexico - January 30, 2015 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Arenas-Monreal L, Piña-Pozas M, Gómez-Dantés H Tags: Salud Publica Mex Source Type: research

TriStar Summit agrees to fine to settle HHS allegations
TriStar Summit Medical Center will pay a $40,000 fine to settle an allegation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the hospital "dumped" a patient to another facility. "Dumping" refers to transferring a patient in an emergency situation to another hospital before that patient is stabilized, a practice that is forbidden under a 1986 law. According to The Tennessean, HHS alleges that TriStar Summit transferred the patient because the hospital did not take the patient's insurance.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 30, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

Use of the emergency department for dermatologic care in the United States by ethnic group
Journal of Dermatological Treatment, Ahead of Print. (Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment)
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - January 30, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: article Source Type: research

Somalia: UN Forecasts 'Worrisome' 2015 Outlook On Humanitarian Front
[UN News]Malnutrition rates are "stubbornly high" in Somalia with more than 200,000 children requiring emergency nutrition, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the African nation said today as he projected a "worrisome" outlook for 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Barriers to reporting child maltreatment: do emergency medical services professionals fully understand their role as mandatory reporters? - Lynne EG, Gifford EJ, Evans KE, Rosch JB.
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment is underreported in the United States and in North Carolina. In North Carolina and other states, mandatory reporting laws require various professionals to make reports, thereby helping to reduce underreporting of child maltre... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cardiac effects of mad honey poisoning and its management in emergency department: a review from Turkey - Erenler AK.
Mad honey poisoning occurs when honey containing grayanotoxin is digested. The most common clinical signs and symptoms of poisoning involve findings of digestive system irritation, severe bradycardia and hypotension and central nervous system reaction. In ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Combating terror: A new paradigm in student trauma education
CONCLUSIONWe believe that students benefit substantially from the course and gain lasting skills and confidence in trauma management, decision making, and organizational skills. The course provides students with the opportunity to learn and ingrain trauma principles along Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines and prepares them for practice as safe doctors. We advocate the global implementation of a student trauma training course as a mandatory educational initiative and propose our course format as a model for similar courses. (Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery)
Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Understanding traumatic shock: Out-of-hospital hypotension with and without other physiologic compromise
CONCLUSIONA minority of trauma patients with isolated out-of-hospital hypotension require early critical resuscitation resources. However, hypotension accompanied by additional physiologic compromise or penetrating injury markedly increases the probability of requiring time-sensitive interventions. LEVEL OF EVIDENCEPrognostic study, level II. (Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery)
Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Systolic blood pressure criteria in the National Trauma Triage Protocol for geriatric trauma: 110 is the new 90
CONCLUSIONSBP of less than 110 mm Hg increases sensitivity. SBP of less than 110 mm Hg has discrimination as good as that of SBP of less than 90 mm Hg, with superior improvements in undertriage relative to overtriage in geriatric patients. Geriatric patients newly triaged to be positive under this change have a risk of mortality similar to those under the current SBP criterion. This change in SBP criteria may be merited in geriatric patients, warranting further study to consider elevation to a Step 1 criterion in the NTTP. LEVEL OF EVIDENCEDiagnostic study, level IV. (Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery)
Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Using the age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index to predict outcomes in emergency general surgery
CONCLUSIONWe have shown that the CACI is a valid tool for 30-day mortality prediction in the context of emergency general surgery. LEVEL OF EVIDENCEPrognostic study, level III. (Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery)
Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Damage-control resuscitation increases successful nonoperative management rates and survival after severe blunt liver injury
CONCLUSIONIn patients with severe blunt liver injury, DCR was associated with less crystalloid and blood product use, a higher successful nonoperative management rate, and improved survival. Resuscitation technique may improve outcomes after severe liver injury. LEVEL OF EVIDENCETherapeutic/care management, level III. (Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery)
Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Intraosseous infusion rates under high pressure: A cadaveric comparison of anatomic sites
CONCLUSIONThis is the first study comparing the rate of flow at the three most clinically used adult IO infusion sites in an adult human cadaver model. Our results showed that the sternal site for IO access provided the most consistent and highest flow rate compared with the humeral and tibial insertion sites. The average flow rate in the sternum was 1.6 times greater than in the humerus and 3.1 times greater than in the tibia. (Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery)
Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: EAST 2013 Plenary Papers Source Type: research

Exploring the characteristics of high-performing hospitals that influence trauma triage and transfer
CONCLUSIONNumerous interacting factors that may influence trauma triage and transfer were identified. These findings can be used by policy makers, health care managers, and clinicians in emergency departments or trauma centers to evaluate and improve trauma triage and transfer, or plan new services. The findings can also be used by researchers to examine the relevance of these factors in other settings or to implement and evaluate the impact of interventions informed by recommendations generated here. (Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery)
Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The excess morbidity and mortality of emergency general surgery
CONCLUSIONEGS is an independent risk factor for death and postoperative complications. The excess morbidity and mortality of EGS are not fully explained by preoperative risk factors, making EGS an excellent target for quality improvement projects. LEVEL OF EVIDENCEPrognostic/epidemiologic study, level III. (Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery)
Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Kasabach-Merritt syndrome: clinical vs. surgical treatment
We present the case of a child (aged 1 year and 9 months) with a giant hemangioma, from the root of the thigh to the knee, and thrombocytopenia. Treatment was started with corticosteroids, without improvement, and then intra-tumor and cutaneous bleeding appeared spontaneously. The patient's clinical condition precluded prescription of vincristine and interferon and emergency tumor resection was conducted because of extreme thrombocytopenia and bleeding. The child then began to develop sepsis with hypotension and ischemia of remnant tissues. This case presented a therapeutic challenge, which is the subject of this article.A...
Source: Jornal Vascular Brasileiro - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Acute renal artery thrombosis after kidney transplantation
In conclusion, close monitoring of postoperative diuresis and, if necessary, immediate retransplantation in this situation can prove to be a successful treatment for preventing graft loss.A perda precoce de transplante renal resultante de trombose aguda da artéria renal permanece sendo uma complicação constante e devastadora, com uma incidência de 0,2-7,5%. Apesar de incomum, a obstrução da artéria no período pós-operatório imediato é uma emergência cirúrgica e deve ser descartada caso a diurese previamente estabelecida se interrompa de forma súbita. A trombose arterial pode ocorrer como resultado de dano à ...
Source: Jornal Vascular Brasileiro - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Heterogeneity in practice during negative scrotal exploration for clinically suspected testicular torsion
ConclusionVariations in practice exist between surgeons managing negative scrotal exploration. Although appropriate emphasis during training is placed on managing testicular torsion, attention must also be given to consensus management of negative scrotal exploration (Source: Surgical Practice)
Source: Surgical Practice - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: David N Naumann, Simon A Jones, Caroline Taylor, Ramasamy Jaganathan, Charles W Hendrickse, Sharad Karandikar Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The use of early immobilization in the management of acute soft-tissue injuries of the knee: results of a survey of emergency physicians, sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons.
CONCLUSION: We found that EPs were are more likely to prescribe immobilization for certain acute soft-tissue knee injuries than SMPs and OS. The development of an evidenced- based guideline for the use of knee immobilization after acute soft-tissue injury may reduce practice variability. PMID: 25621910 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Canadian Journal of Surgery)
Source: Canadian Journal of Surgery - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Sommerfeldt M, Bouliane M, Otto D, Rowe BH, Beaupre L Tags: Can J Surg Source Type: research

Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with intracorporeal versus extracorporeal anastamosis: a comparison of short-term outcomes.
CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with IA has the advantage of a less hernia-prone Pfannenstiel extraction site, faster recovery and shorter stay in hospital EA. PMID: 25621913 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Canadian Journal of Surgery)
Source: Canadian Journal of Surgery - January 30, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Vergis AS, Steigerwald SN, Bhojani FD, Sullivan PA, Hardy KM Tags: Can J Surg Source Type: research

[World Report] NIH budget shrinks despite Ebola emergency funds
Even with a boost in funding for Ebola research, the US National Institutes of Health's fiscal year 2015 budget is the lowest in years. Susan Jaffe, The Lancet's Washington correspondent, reports. (Source: LANCET)
Source: LANCET - January 30, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Susan Jaffe Tags: World Report Source Type: research

Letter: Cervical Spine Injections ‘Amazing’
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter Source Type: news

Letter: Ketamine Works for Migraines
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter Source Type: news

Letter: ‘Democratic’ Groups Not as Advertised
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter Source Type: news

Letter: A Needle in the Neck
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Top 10 Chest Pain Myth-Busters
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Fighting Psychiatric Boarding through Induced Crisis
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: news

Quick Consult: Symptoms: Fever, Cough, Dyspnea
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Quick Consult Source Type: news

Diagnosis Deconstructed: The Mistaken Identity of BT
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diagnosis Deconstructed Source Type: news

At Your Defense: Does Tort Reform Minimize Defensive Medicine?
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: At Your Defense Source Type: news

Spontaneous Circulation: Maleficent Troponins
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Spontaneous Circulation Source Type: news

Emergentology: Victims of Our Own Success
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergentology Source Type: news

DocAPProvED: ED Life in a Data-Centric World
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: DocAPProvED Source Type: news

Toxicology Rounds: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome? Bring on the Hot Sauce
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Toxicology Rounds Source Type: news

Life in Emergistan: The High but Worthwhile Price of Freedom
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - January 30, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Life in Emergistan Source Type: news