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2013-09-30 12:49:50

Researchers report a skyrocketing increase in the number of visits to the emergency department for kids with sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI), such as concussions. The study, conducted by emergency physicians at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, shows that emergency visits for sports-related TBI increased 92 percent between 2002 and 2011. The number of children and teens admitted to the hospital with the same diagnosis also increased. That increase was...

2013-09-24 10:31:16

Blood samples still the gold standard Researchers have determined that fingerstick cardiac troponin I assay testing using thepoint-of-care i-STAT device is not accurate enough to determine the exact troponin level without the application of a corrective term. The study was funded by the Department of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center and was published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. The study was conducted by Devin Loewenstein, BS, Christine Stake,...

2013-09-13 23:02:22

Celebrates with Donation to Deer Park High School and Community Event Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room opened its 18th facility in Deer Park, Texas today. The new Deer Park facility is the 10th location in the Houston area and is located at 3701 Center Street, Deer Park, TX 77536 and can be reached at (281) 884-8700. The facility is open 24 hours, 7 days per week. “We have already received a tremendous welcome from the Deer Park community and are...

2013-08-28 23:25:45

Dr. Asem Souman Welcomed as Medical Director of Tenth Houston Facility Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, named Asem Souman, MD as Facility Medical Director of its new Deer Park, Texas location. After attending medical school in Syria, Dr. Souman completed his residency at the State University of New York Heath Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. Most recently, Dr. Souman worked as an...

2013-08-21 23:26:33

First Choice Emergency Room to Open Houston Area’s 10th Facility Lewsville, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced that it will open a new location in Deer Park, Texas in early September. “We are looking forward to opening our 10th location in the Houston area and delivering the highest quality emergency medical care to the Deer Park community,” said Dr. Mike Muzzarelli, Executive...

2013-07-30 23:31:39

Murphy community invited to enjoy music, games and prizes. Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, is hosting a community event at their Murphy location on Saturday, August 3rd from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Radio Disney will be at the Murphy facility promoting the upcoming Disney’s Planes, hitting theaters August 9th. Attendees will have the chance to win a Nintendo Wii U System and the new Planes...

2013-07-26 14:09:12

Emergency physicians correctly identified nearly 100 percent of patients with Bell's palsy, the symptoms of which are nearly identical to potentially life-threatening diseases such as stroke and brain tumors. The results of a study of 6 years of California patient records were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Potential Misdiagnoses of Bell's Palsy in the Emergency Department"). "Even lacking established guidelines for diagnosing Bell's palsy, which is the most...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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