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2014-08-13 23:00:21

a2z, Inc is proud to announce the American College of Emergency Physicians presents the ChirpE eBooth Promotion Widget to exhibitors for an opportunity to increase their engagement with attendees at the ACEP14 Scientific Assembly – the largest, most prestigious show in emergency medicine. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 a2z, Inc, the Maryland-based event management software company, is proud to announce the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) presents the ChirpE eBooth...

2014-08-13 04:21:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia. Despite clear signs of malnutrition or risk of malnutrition, more than three-quarters had never previously been diagnosed with malnutrition, according to the results of a study to be published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine...

2014-07-23 08:32:46

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For critically ill patients arriving at the emergency department, the drug ketamine can safely provide analgesia, sedation and amnesia for rapid, life-saving intubation, despite decades-old studies that suggested it raised intracranial pressure. The results of a systematic review of 10 recent studies of what many emergency physicians regard as a "wonder drug" are published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("The Effect...

2014-07-08 12:26:05

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are all a heartbeat away from needing emergency care" is one of key messages of the Saving Millions campaign of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), highlighting the incredible value of emergency medicine to every community and the efficiency and economic benefits of medical care provided in the nation's emergency departments. http://www.acep.org/savingmillions/. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2014-07-02 04:20:58

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of adolescents visiting the emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. According to a study published online Monday in Annals of Emergency Medicine, dating violence among adolescents was also strongly associated with alcohol, illicit drug use and depression ("Dating Violence Among Male and Female Youth Seeking Emergency Department Care")...

2014-06-27 12:26:01

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A phenomenological study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients often stigmatized by the public and policymakers as drains on the health care system, showing the constellation of reasons they are incapable of escaping social circumstances that perpetuate and exacerbate their problems The study, published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine, was conducted at Bellevue Hospital in New York...

2014-06-12 16:26:12

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Alex Rosenau, DO, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). "The American College of Emergency Physicians congratulates our esteemed colleague, Dr. Steve Stack, on his election to head the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Stack will be the first emergency physician to lead the AMA and - at age 43 when he assumes office - its youngest president in 100 years....

2014-03-27 12:29:42

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Factors other than receipt of painkillers - including opiates - in the emergency department appear to be more important to patient satisfaction, as reflected in an analysis of Press Ganey® patient surveys to be published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Lack of Association between Press Ganey® Emergency Department Patient Satisfaction Scores and Emergency Department Administration of Analgesic Medications"). "The...

2014-03-20 12:32:36

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The implementation of health care reform in Massachusetts - principally the expansion of health insurance coverage to nearly everyone in the state - was associated with a small but consistent increase in emergency department use, according to the findings of a study to be published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Increased Use of the Emergency Department After Health Care Reform in Massachusetts")....

2014-02-11 12:23:40

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The untimely deaths of actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith from drug overdoses once again highlight a serious continuing public health problem in America that emergency physicians see every day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "We see up close and personal the severe damage these poisons can do to the human body," said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians....


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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