Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment at infusion center beneficial in sickle cell disease

(HealthDay)—For adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) with uncomplicated vaso-occlusive crises, outcomes are significantly better with treatment at an infusion center (IC) compared with an emergency department (ED), according ...

HIV & AIDS

Screening program contributes to increase in HIV diagnoses

Newly published research shows that a screening program in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Emergency Department helped detect an outbreak of HIV among persons who inject drugs in Hamilton County, Ohio, from 2014-18.

HIV & AIDS

CDC: HIV tests rare in medical settings among WVa drug users

Emergency departments and inpatient medical personnel rarely conducted HIV testing on intravenous drug users in a West Virginia county with one of the nation's highest spikes in such cases, according to a federal investigation ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ED visits for leiomyomas increased from 2006 to 2017

From 2006 to 2017, there was an increase in the number of emergency department visits for leiomyomas, but the admission rate for these visits decreased, according to a study published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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