SAEM releases new statement to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in emergency medicine
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  October 15, 2017  
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 SAEM releases new statement to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in emergency medicineSAEM releases new statement to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in emergency medicine
 
The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine today released a "Statement on Diversity and Inclusion" which commits to the goal of promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in emergency medicine.
 
 
 Challenges and contributions of nurse bioethicists to diverse patient populationsChallenges and contributions of nurse bioethicists to diverse patient populations
 
Nurse bioethicists are a small but special subset of the nursing profession and bioethics community, focusing on the moral complexities that arise in clinical care, research, and health policy.
 
   Drones could help perform routine health checks in neonatal careDrones could help perform routine health checks in neonatal care
 
Drone technology is being developed to perform routine health checks remotely in a bid to reduce infection spread in neonatal care.
 
   Researchers provide new insights into how calcium signals trigger wound healingResearchers provide new insights into how calcium signals trigger wound healing
 
In a sharp and pointy world, wound healing is a critical and marvelous process. Despite a tremendous amount of scientific study, many outstanding mysteries still surround the way in which cells in living tissue respond to and repair physical damage.
 
   Asthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirthAsthma linked to increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth
 
Women with asthma suffer more often from preeclampsia (PE) and run a higher risk of giving birth to underweight babies. These and other complications during pregnancy and delivery can not be explained by hereditary or environmental factors, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.
 
 New urine test accurately detects patients at risk for kidney damage after heart surgery
 
New urine test accurately detects patients at risk for kidney damage after heart surgeryA new, inexpensive urine test accurately identifies patients at risk for kidney damage after open heart surgery, allowing for corrective action before permanent injury occurs, according to research presented today at the 14th Annual Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Critical Care Conference from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
 
 
 MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic
 
MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemicMiddle Tennessee School of Anesthesia announced it is expanding efforts to educate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists on treatment options that reduce or eliminate the need for opioids during and after surgery.
 
 
 Teleflex launches new closed suction catheter at AARC Congress 2017
 
Teleflex launches new closed suction catheter at AARC Congress 2017Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery, will showcase its broad portfolio of products for Respiratory Care at the 70th Anniversary of the American Association for Respiratory Care Congress, October 4-7, 2017 in Indianapolis.
 
 
 NIH-funded study to evaluate treatment options for newborns with opioid withdrawal syndrome
 
NIH-funded study to evaluate treatment options for newborns with opioid withdrawal syndromeThe National Institutes of Health is funding a new study to evaluate treatment options for newborns with opioid withdrawal syndrome, a condition caused by exposure to opioids during pregnancy.
 
 
 Zinc may help stop growth of esophageal cancer
 
Zinc may help stop growth of esophageal cancerResearchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have discovered that zinc targets and blocks a specific calcium channel in esophageal cancer cells, preventing them from proliferating.
 
 
 Experts in obstetric care come together to realize quality measures for high-risk pregnancies
 
Experts in obstetric care come together to realize quality measures for high-risk pregnanciesThe United States spends significantly more money on the delivery of health care yet experiences inferior results. Maternal and infant mortality rates are elevated in the United States as compared to other high-income nations.
 
 
 Acupuncture may help alleviate vulvar pain in women
 
Acupuncture may help alleviate vulvar pain in womenAcupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help the up to 14 million American women who experience genital pain.
 
 
 Researchers find gaps in knowledge about causes of symptoms in dementia patients
 
Researchers find gaps in knowledge about causes of symptoms in dementia patientsBehavioral and psychological symptoms are difficult for dementia patients and their caregivers, but despite research efforts, there are still gaps in knowledge about what causes or precipitates these symptoms, according to researchers.
 
 
 Las Vegas tragedy prompts examination of hospital’s capacity to treat victims
 
Las Vegas tragedy prompts examination of hospital’s capacity to treat victimsLas Vegas is not only a glittering strip of casinos and hotels but a fast-growing region with more than 2 million residents — and one hospital designated as a highest-level trauma center.
 
 
 Study identifies inadvertent consequences of sepsis care programs
 
Study identifies inadvertent consequences of sepsis care programsHealthcare experts have long known the benefits of integrated sepsis care programs, yet less information has been published on potential unintended consequences of these programs.
 
 
 Vaginal mesh problems in UK and USA for J&J
 
Vaginal mesh problems in UK and USA for J&JVaginal meshes have been used surgically in over 75,000 women in England who undergo surgery to correct stress incontinence and vaginal prolapsed. The surgeries between 2006 and 2016 have used this mesh according to data from the NHS. Experts believe that some of these meshes that have been used have never been clinically tested and this is a disaster waiting to happen.
 
 
 Higher vitamin D dosing decreases risk of premature infants having low bone density
 
Higher vitamin D dosing decreases risk of premature infants having low bone densityResults of a University of Nebraska Medical Center study published in the Oct. 10 issue of PLOS ONE, found if the standard supplementation of 400 IUs of vitamin D is increased to 800 IUs daily there are reductions in the number of premature and preterm babies with extremely low bone density.
 
 
 Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of death
 
Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive clot-dissolving medication have higher risk of deathIschemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
 
 
 New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes
 
New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutesThe discovery of antibiotics in the early part of the 20th century changed modern medicine. Simple infections that previously killed people became easy to treat. Antibiotics' ability to stave off infections made possible routine surgeries, organ transplants, and chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer.
 
 
 Patients, health insurers challenge Iowa’s privatized Medicaid
 
Patients, health insurers challenge Iowa’s privatized MedicaidIowa is one of 38 states that radically changed the way it runs Medicaid over the past few years. The state moved about 600,000 people on the government-run health program into care that is managed by for-profit insurance companies.