News tagged with emergency

Seeking lung donors after at-home death

The pair of lungs sits inside a clear dome, gently inflating as doctors measure how well they'll breathe if implanted into a patient who desperately needs them.

Nov 18, 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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Need to restore vital signs? There's a manual for that

First-year anesthesia resident Jason Johns, MD, was pleased with the way his patient, a man in his early 70s, had maintained a steady set of vital signs during a four-hour surgical procedure at Stanford Hospital. ...

Nov 05, 2013
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A silent epidemic: Minor traumatic brain injury

In the United States, approximately 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those injuries, three out of four are minor TBI (mTBI)—a head injury that causes a temporary change in mental status ...

Oct 10, 2013
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