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2012-06-04 19:43:04

An ambitious effort to coordinate heart attack care among every hospital and emergency service in North Carolina improved patient survival rates and reduced the time from diagnosis to treatment, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers who spearheaded the program. "When treating heart attacks, the most important care decisions need to take place before the patient is brought to the hospital," says James Jollis, M.D., a Duke cardiologist and first author of the findings...

2012-04-29 19:53:06

Family presence did not hinder trauma teams' ability to treat injured children Contrary to what many trauma teams believe, the presence of family members does not impede the care of injured children in the emergency department, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. Professional medical societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians, support...

Higher Survival Rate for Patients via Helicopter Compared to Ground Transport
2012-04-18 06:27:38

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Recent studies by both John Hopkins University and the University of Maryland have found that patients who travel via helicopter have a higher survival rate compared to traveling via ground transport. Both studies were based around the idea of trauma. Trauma is the top cause of death among young people in the world, with more than 50 million people injured per year and 169,000 dying as a result of a sustained injury. The most seriously injured, in...

2012-02-03 08:00:00

Featuring Medical Trauma in Childhood Chicago (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 A little boy suffers third-degree burns when a pot of boiling water tips over on him. Doctors immediately sedate him, spend weeks treating his wounds and send the toddler home. Now his mother can´t get him to go in the kitchen or bathe. Sometimes he´s afraid to go outside. Everything reminds the boy of his painful burns. This is the psychological impact of medical trauma and the focus of an April 20...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

Latest patent covers bilateral hematoma detection and disposable lightguides for patient interface Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 InfraScan, a medical device firm specializing in brain injury diagnostic products, announced today the issuance to it by the US Patent Office of an additional patent that covers the brain hematoma detection technology. The patent for invention number 8,060,189 is for a system and method for detection of hematoma. "This latest patent makes claims in...

2011-08-16 12:41:50

Implementing a command-directed casualty response system appears to be associated with reducing battlefield casualties, including killed-in-action deaths, casualties who died of wounds, and preventable combat deaths, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Historically, approximately 90 percent of combat-related deaths occur prior to a casualty reaching a medical treatment facility (MTF)," the authors write as background...

2011-02-02 07:57:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years ago, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, a public safety-net healthcare organization, established the county's life-saving Trauma System. The Trauma System took flight in 1991 after the Health Care District's Board approved the purchase of a Trauma Hawk helicopter to airlift critically-injured patients to two local Trauma Centers. The first trauma patients received care in May of 1991. Since then the...

2011-01-26 21:10:17

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received a $2.5 million grant from the Department of Defense to continue their work examining the role of the protein interleukin-6, or IL-6, in resuscitation after trauma and hemorrhagic shock. "In a rat model of trauma and hemorrhagic shock, we found that giving IL-6 intravenously reduced mortality in the animals by 80 percent," said Dr. David Tweardy, chief of the section of infectious diseases at BCM and principal investigator of the study....


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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