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Five-year $10.7M grant to study control, prevention of sexually-transmitted infections

Five-year $10.7M grant to study control, prevention of sexually-transmitted infections

The University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry (UM SOD) and Medicine (UM SOM) jointly announced today that they have received a five-year $10.7 million grant award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). [More]
Clinical judgement with ECG and blood test effective in reducing hospital admissions for chest pain

Clinical judgement with ECG and blood test effective in reducing hospital admissions for chest pain

Clinical judgement, combined with an electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood test on arrival, is effective in reducing unnecessary hospital admissions for chest pain, a new study shows. [More]
Study: New EMS system increases survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest victims in Arizona

Study: New EMS system increases survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest victims in Arizona

A new system that sent patients to designated cardiac receiving centers dramatically increased the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona, according to a study published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine. [More]
Wake Forest Baptist shares tips to help avoid heat-related illnesses

Wake Forest Baptist shares tips to help avoid heat-related illnesses

Working out when it's hot isn't such a hot idea. Just ask Bret Nicks, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. [More]
Study: L-carnitine has neuroprotective effects on injured sciatic nerve of rats

Study: L-carnitine has neuroprotective effects on injured sciatic nerve of rats

Several studies have demonstrated that L-carnitine exhibits neuroprotective effects on injured sciatic nerve of rats with diabetes mellitus. [More]

Young adults reduce binge drinking after receiving text messages following visit to ER

Young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50 percent after receiving mobile phone text messages following a visit to the emergency department, according to a study published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("A Text Message Alcohol Intervention for Young Adult Emergency Department Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial"). [More]
90.7% of non-cannabis users meet criteria for problematic drug use, shows study

90.7% of non-cannabis users meet criteria for problematic drug use, shows study

Of emergency patients who reported any drug other than marijuana as their primary drug of use, 90.7 percent met the criteria for problematic drug use. [More]
Loyola University Health System condemns Chicago violence, treats it as a disease

Loyola University Health System condemns Chicago violence, treats it as a disease

Approximately 82 people in Chicago were reportedly injured and 14 died due to gun violence during the extended Fourth of July weekend. [More]
Teen dating takes violent turn for nearly 1 in 6 young people

Teen dating takes violent turn for nearly 1 in 6 young people

Dating during the teen years takes a violent turn for nearly 1 in 6 young people, a new study finds, with both genders reporting acts like punching, pulling hair, shoving, and throwing things. [More]
Military physicians will soon pick up joysticks to save lives of children

Military physicians will soon pick up joysticks to save lives of children

Military physicians will soon pick up joysticks instead of textbooks to learn skills that could save lives of children with serious health threats. [More]
Multicenter trial aims to find safety, effectiveness of probiotics in infants with stomach flu

Multicenter trial aims to find safety, effectiveness of probiotics in infants with stomach flu

Consumers worldwide spend billions of dollars each year on probiotic foods and supplements. But studies evaluating probiotics - microorganisms believed to aid digestive health - have been limited. [More]

Study finds dating violence among adolescents visiting emergency department

Of adolescents visiting the emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. According to a study published online Monday in Annals of Emergency Medicine, dating violence among adolescents was also strongly associated with alcohol, illicit drug use and depression ("Dating Violence Among Male and Female Youth Seeking Emergency Department Care"). [More]
Seattle magazine names 36 EvergreenHealth physicians to "Top Doctors" list

Seattle magazine names 36 EvergreenHealth physicians to "Top Doctors" list

The latest issue of Seattle magazine names 36 physicians within the EvergreenHealth network to the publication's annual "Top Doctors" list. [More]

ARKON receives Medical Design Excellence Awards at 17th Annual MDEA Ceremony

Spacelabs Healthcare's Anesthesia Delivery System, ARKON™, received the Medical Design Excellence Awards Silver Winner in Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products at the 17th Annual MDEA Ceremony earlier this month. [More]
Doctor offers tips on fireworks safety to prevent injuries

Doctor offers tips on fireworks safety to prevent injuries

Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime.
Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. [More]
Study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients

Study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients

A phenomenological study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients often stigmatized by the public and policymakers as drains on the health care system, showing the constellation of reasons they are incapable of escaping social circumstances that perpetuate and exacerbate their problems. [More]
Response-adaptive randomization approach can boost patients’ participation in medical studies

Response-adaptive randomization approach can boost patients’ participation in medical studies

It's a classic Catch-22: Medical researchers need to figure out if a promising new treatment is truly better than a current one, by randomly assigning half of a group of patients to get each treatment. [More]
CHEO, ONF jointly launch first comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines

CHEO, ONF jointly launch first comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines

Pediatric emergency medicine researchers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario together with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation today launch the first comprehensive pediatric concussion guidelines. [More]
Two Regenstrief investigators receives Career Development K23 Awards from NIH

Two Regenstrief investigators receives Career Development K23 Awards from NIH

Two Regenstrief Institute investigators and Indiana University Center for Aging Research scientists -- Michael LaMantia, M.D., MPH, and Noll L. Campbell, PharmD -- have each received five-year Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development K23 Awards from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. [More]
2 medications equally effective in treating major epileptic brain seizures in children

2 medications equally effective in treating major epileptic brain seizures in children

A recently published clinical study in the Journal of the American Medical Association has answered an urgent question that long puzzled ER pediatricians: Is the drug lorazepam really safer and more effective than diazepam - the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medication as first line therapy most often used by emergency room doctors to control major epileptic seizures in children? [More]