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2012-03-21 14:52:58

Health care practitioners have long understood the importance of "door to balloon” time for heart attack patients–the faster they can get the patient from the door of the hospital to a catheterization lab to open a clogged artery, the better the patient will do. But a University of Cincinnati (UC) emergency medicine researcher says it´s also important to study the "medical contact to balloon” time, acknowledging the role that emergency medical services (EMS)...

2012-02-19 16:10:00

Malman Law announced prosecution successfully reached a settlement between Chicago City Council and Starks family Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 19, 2012 Malman Law announced Wednesday that the Chicago City Council approved a $1.75 million settlement with the family of a 13-year-old girl who died a decade ago after city paramedics allegedly botched her care during an asthma attack. Paramedics in July 2002 incorrectly inserted a tube meant to help Arielle Starks breathe, said Jeffrey...

2012-02-16 14:57:15

Drug delivery directly into muscle using an autoinjector is faster and may be more effective in stopping prolonged seizures, according to a study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by a Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher. The trial compared the effectiveness of two Federal Drug Administration-approved anti-seizure medications and how they are administered to patients suffering prolonged seizures before they arrive at hospitals. The Rapid...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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