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2011-03-21 23:43:18

Weill Cornell and UC Davis study creates blueprint for effective use of telemedicine in disaster response A new study published by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California, Davis, foresees improvements in patient outcomes after a major earthquake through more effective use of information technology. A control tower-style telemedicine hub to manage electronic traffic between first responders and remote medical experts could boost the likelihood that...

2011-03-08 00:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainScope Company, Inc. announced today that it is preparing for the introduction of the Ahead(TM) EU-100, a product in development to aid in the assessment of head injury, in the United Kingdom. This product has the potential to represent a significant advancement in the early identification and assessment of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) (including its milder forms commonly referred to as "concussion"). This announcement...

2011-02-28 15:23:56

Heart attack patients with a history of depression presenting at emergency departments were less likely to receive priority care than people with other conditions, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100685.pdf. Several studies indicate that people with heart attacks and depression have worse outcomes than people without, although emergency department care has not been looked at as a possible...

2011-02-03 00:00:42

TriageLogic's after-hours triage application supports 140,000 triage calls a year Winston-Salem, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011 TriageLogicâ“ž¢, a leading provider of quality and affordable triage solutions in healthcare, announces full implementation of its Call Center Solutionâ“ž¢ at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital located in Cleveland, OH. Rainbow is consistently ranked one of America's Best...

2011-01-27 01:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainScope Company, Inc. today announced its sponsorship of a multi-center, observational clinical study, the "B-Ahead U.K. Trial", utilizing its technology in development to aid in the assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its milder forms (commonly referred to as "concussion") in emergency departments in the United Kingdom. Dr. Rupert Pearse, M.D. from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry will serve as chief...

2011-01-26 18:36:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a visual that anyone who has watched TV in the last ten years would recognize: sirens blaring, ambulance wheels screeching to a stop, paramedics speeding an occupied gurney toward the emergency room doors. The scene has played out hundreds of times on screens throughout Southern California. Yet for most patients, their experience in the emergency room is decidedly different. Because hospital emergency rooms see patients with a wide...

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2011-01-25 11:24:39

A new disaster preparedness tool from Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate calculates casualty estimates In the aftermath of a dirty bomb, hundreds or even thousands of victims could require medical attention. First responders conduct extensive training to prepare for such a cataclysmic event, but planning is difficult without a solid estimate of how many people could be injured. The toll would be influenced by a number of variables. For example, the toll from a dirty bomb...

2010-12-30 14:29:57

Emergency department overcrowding can result in long waiting times for seriously ill patients. They then compete with patients with less severe illnesses for the next available treatment. In this edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[50]: 892ð”Æ’“ ), Michael Christ and his coauthors provide an overview of current practice for initial assessment of emergency patients. Triage provides reliable...

2010-12-20 19:30:19

Many trauma patients in Illinois who are transferred to another facility for care are not transported within the state-mandated two-hour window, but the most seriously injured patients appear to reach care more quickly, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Trauma systems have been designed to optimize the outcomes of injured patients by encouraging providers to triage patients to appropriate levels of care, defining...

2010-12-10 00:00:39

Multi-specialty healthcare group witnesses smoother handling of after-hours calls, increase in overall patient satisfaction through TriageLogic's Nurse Triage On Call Programâ“ž¢. Winston Salem, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010 Nearly one year after implementing the Nurse Triage On Call Programâ“ž¢ by TriageLogic, Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) of Texas reports significant enhancements to the way it handles after-hours patient calls...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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