The crowd-out effect of a mass casualty incident: experience from a dust explosion with multiple burn injuries - Yang CJ, Tsai SH, Chien WC, Chung CH, Dai NT, Tzeng YS, Chen SJ, Wu DC, Chen CJ.

A mass casualty incident (MCI) can have an enormous impact on an already crowded emergency department (ED), affecting the quality of health care provided to non-MCI ED patients. On June 26, 2015, a burn MCI (BMCI) occurred due to a cornstarch explosion at ...
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ConclusionsBedside wound healing assessments show variability; photograph documentation of sequential wound progression could supplement active clinical management or studies for more reliable assessments.
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ConclusionsWhereas opioids are widely prescribed upon discharge, most patients no longer use them 30 days later. Higher opiate utilization at discharge increases risk of long term use, as does pre-injury drug and alcohol use, but only temporarily.
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Biotech companies once again dominate the BBJ ’s annual list of fastest-growing public companies in Massachusetts. Paratek Pharmaceuticals Inc., headquartered in Boston, ranks first on the list this year with revenue growth between 2016 and 2018 of 58,924 percent.
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Authors: Croome KP, Lee DD, Burns JM, Perry DK, Nguyen JH, Keaveny AP, Wadei HM, Taner CB Abstract INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Many transplant programs have expanded eligibility to include patients previously ineligible because of advanced age. Outcomes of simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation (SLK) in recipients with advanced age are not known. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from patients undergoing transplantation between 2002 and 2015 were obtained from the UNOS Standard Analysis and Research file. RESULTS: SLK recipients aged ≥ 65 years (N = 677), SLK recipients aged
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The objective for this manuscript is two-fold: determine the scope of clinical rehabilitation research involving burn-injured persons and assess whether research outcomes include function, return to needed, and desirable routines. Has this resea...
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A Nevada youth ’s jaw was badly injured while vaping. Doctors suspect a faulty battery caused an explosion.
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least 50 people reported feeling sick after sulfur dioxide spilled out of a rail car in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake City Fired Department said the leak occurred Wednesday morning at a chemical manufacturing plant called Thatcher Chemicals. Fire officials estimate that 300-400 gallons of sulfur dioxide leaked. At least two people were taken to the hospital for treatment. Their conditions were unknown. Most people reported feeling a burn in their throats or having trouble breathing. Fire officials say the spill is contained. The Utah Division of Water Quality sent crews to test for possible c...
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INTRODUCTION: The elderly experience higher mortality rates and poorer outcomes compared to younger burn survivors with similar injuries. METHODS: This epidemiological study reviewed records of all admitted elderly burn patients collected from five...
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This study aims to compare patient outcomes resulting from burn injuries ass...
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The objective of this study was to describe a predictable and easy-to-use model that can create standardized burn wounds. A 450 nm 1000 mW blue beam laser pointer was used to create burn wounds on the dorsal skin of 24 Sprague Dawley rats. 12 distinct area...
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