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2005-06-27 14:27:25

By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who suffer a traumatic brain injury tend to fare better if they're taken to the hospital by helicopter rather than by ground transportation, according to a new study. Study author Dr. Daniel P. Davis explained that people don't necessarily get to the hospital quicker by air, but helicopters are more likely to carry staffers with advanced training in critical care, who can do more to stabilize people before they reach the hospital....

2004-11-28 03:00:16

Are Teeth a Reservoir For Respiratory Pathogens? Pneumonia and influenza are currently the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, with approximately 65,984 deaths occurring in 2002, for an overall death rate of 22.9 per 100,000 population.1 In the elderly, defined as age ≥ 65 years, pneumonia and influenza are the fifth leading cause of death, with 59,235 deaths and an overall death rate of 166.4 per 100,000. In other words, approximately 90% of deaths related to this...


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Tracheal Intubation
2013-04-30 13:26:36

Tracheal intubation (commonly known as intubation) is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea in order to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer oxygen or other drugs. It is commonly performed in emergency situations and critically ill or injured patients, but intubation is also used in patients who will be undergoing a lengthy surgery that requires them to be under anesthesia for a significant number of hours. In order to intubate,...

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