News tagged with emergency department

Observation units improve emergency care

(Medical Xpress)—Emory University researchers have found that the use of observation units in hospital emergency rooms could not only shorten patient stays and decrease inpatient admissions, but could save the health care ...

Dec 04, 2013
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'What could possibly go wrong?' A lot

The Tough Mudder, an extreme sports event that bills itself as "probably the toughest event on the planet," resulted in injuries ranging from multiple electrical burns to seizure-induced Todd's paralysis. A case series of ...

Nov 15, 2013
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Don't let pre-Thanksgiving drinking end in tragedy

The day before Thanksgiving, nicknamed Black Wednesday, is a time when college students are home and reunite with friends over beers or other alcoholic drinks in bars and restaurants. But what often starts out as a joyous ...

Nov 13, 2013
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Transgender patients have special needs in the ER

While approximately one-third of transgender (trans) patients needed emergency care in the previous year, only 71 percent of those with self-reported need indicated they were able to obtain care, which researchers theorize ...

Nov 05, 2013
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