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2013-11-18 10:31:22

Injuries from the Tough Mudder The Tough Mudder, an extreme sports event that bills itself as "probably the toughest event on the planet," resulted in injuries ranging from multiple electrical burns to seizure-induced Todd's paralysis. A case series of serious injuries sustained by participants in one such race was reported online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine "Unique Obstacle Race Injuries at an Extreme Sports Event: A Case Series." "No training on earth can adequately prepare...

2013-11-15 16:22:02

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tough Mudder, an extreme sports event that bills itself as "probably the toughest event on the planet," resulted in injuries ranging from multiple electrical burns to seizure-induced Todd's paralysis. A case series of serious injuries sustained by participants in one such race was reported online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Unique Obstacle Race Injuries at an Extreme Sports Event: A Case Series")...

2013-11-05 10:39:37

While approximately one-third of transgender (trans) patients needed emergency care in the previous year, only 71 percent of those with self-reported need indicated they were able to obtain care, which researchers theorize may be due to "perceptions and previous experiences of trans-related discrimination or poor care." The Canadian study, the first to analyze emergency department avoidance, use and experience by trans people, was published online Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine....

2013-10-29 04:20:47

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency departments, which have suffered shortfalls in reimbursement for decades due to the high rate of uninsurance in the United States, may begin receiving "considerably more" reimbursement once the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) is fully implemented. A study forecasting how emergency department reimbursements could improve will be published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Anticipated Changes in...

2013-10-23 23:30:28

New Facility Scheduled to Open in Early November Lewsville, TX (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced that it will open a new facility in Mansfield, Texas. “I am pleased to announce that we will be opening our 22nd facility in Mansfield, Texas this November,” said Dr. Mike Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. First Choice Emergency Room is revolutionizing...

2013-10-14 12:24:34

SEATTLE, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dedicated to reducing health care costs and improving patient care, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced a list of five tests and procedures that may not be cost effective in some situations and should prompt discussion with patients in order to both educate them and gain their agreement regarding avoidance of such tests and procedures, when appropriate. These recommendations are part of ACEP's participation in...

2013-10-14 04:21:36

SEATTLE, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading researchers in emergency medicine will present more than 400 studies during ACEP13-Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians in Seattle, Washington. Sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Research Forum will be held on Level 3, The Conference Center from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14(th) and Tuesday, October 15(th). The Conference Center is...

2013-10-13 12:20:16

SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced that Alexander Rosenau, DO, CPE, FACEP, an emergency physician from Allentown, Pa. has assumed the presidency of the organization during its annual meeting in Seattle, Wash. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d ) Dr. Rosenau was elected to the board in 2006 and 2009. He currently serves as president-elect. "Medicine is in the midst of a...

2013-10-10 12:28:11

SEATTLE, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Opiate overdoses, doctor-shopping by patients seeking controlled substances and opiate misuse are routine enough features of emergency department patient populations that emergency physicians have developed innovative solutions to address these medical and social problems, which are detailed in studies being presented next week in Seattle at the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP13-Scientific...

2013-10-08 23:33:46

First Choice Emergency Room Announces More Facilities in DFW Metroplex Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced that it will open a new facility in Garland, Texas in late October. “We are pleased to be bringing the highest quality emergency medical care to Garland,” said Dr. Mike Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. First Choice Emergency Room...