Mental health patients in emergency departments are suffering: the national failure and shame of the current system. A report on the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine's Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit.

CONCLUSIONS: In response, in 2018, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) organised the national Mental Health in the Emergency Department Summit. Delegates from across clinical disciplines and user groups were unified in their deep concern at the unacceptable state of mental health support available to people seeking help through EDs. The Summit identified four priorities for urgent action and urged government to take immediate steps to improve this situation. PMID: 31165624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

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When the Omron HeartGuide blood pressure smartwatch was introduced at CES 2018, I knew I had to test it. The device promises everything that’s mind-boggling about digital health technologies: a wearable health sensor with FDA-clearance for blood pressure readings that’s technically very difficult to achieve. At first sight, it seemed like the innovation that could put an end to inconvenient blood pressure cuffs and traditional measurements. Now that we have tested it, the picture seems to be less rosy: although the FDA-cleared blood pressure evaluation is impressive, it may take years until the wearable truly b...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers blood pressure blood pressure monitor digital digital health Healthcare Innovation review smartwatch technology test wearable Source Type: blogs
In this study, we propose an improved time-series deformation model considering rheological parameters (viscosity and elasticity) based on the Kelvin model. The functional relationships between the rheological parameters and deformation along the Synthetic Aperture Radar ( SAR) line of sight are constructed, and a method for rheological parameter estimation is provided. To assess the feasibility and accuracy of the presented model, both simulated and real deformation data over a stretch of the Lungui highway (built on soft clay subgrade in Guangdong province, China) are investigated with TerraSAR-X satellite imagery. With ...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: In normal corneas and regular refractive errors, the cornea-induced high-order aberration was minimal, and all types of refractive errors were associated with certain types of high-order aberrations, with a significant increase in spherical aberration in the hypermetropia group. PMID: 31275631 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
New research papers published nearly coincidentally highlight a wide range of emerging uses for nanoscale robots in tackling some of the most vexing problems in medicine, and also might offer clues to common methods of controlling the tiny devices. One of the experiments,conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), explored using a microrobot to facilitate precision delivery of drugs to tumor sites. The other,conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, targets hard-to-dislodge biofilms on a wide variety of surfaces, from human teeth to catheters, water lines, and pipes. Simone Schürle, an a...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: R & D Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: In this case series, photorefractive keratotomy was shown to be an effective treatment method for secondary ametropia after radial keratotomy. Apart from the correct planning and execution of the PRK, it is of critical importance to inform the patients about the limitations and the anticipated refractive result of the procedure. PMID: 31266074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Source Type: research
The video of President Trump shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and becoming the first sitting U.S. president to cross the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) into North Korea should have been a welcome sight in both East Asia and the United States. It was a powerful symbol of warming relations between Washington and Pyongyang —a process that had stumbled in February when a summit meeting abruptly ended in an impasse.Trump ’s domestic critics, though, seem unwilling to accord him any credit for his diplomatic breakthrough with North Korea and the easing of dangerous tensions that have plagued the Korean Pe...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
It was a modest little rocket scheduled to make a modest little flight, and yet an awful lot of people showed up at Cape Canaveral before dawn this morning to watch it happen. They had good reason to be there. With the flight, America’s planned return to the moon by 2024 moved a small but critical step closer. Easily the most harrowing part of the next lunar flight will be the first, when astronauts climb into their Orion spacecraft at the top of a rocket 36 stories tall, sloshing with more than 5 million pounds of fuel, and ground controllers effectively set it all on fire. If things work as they should, the fire wi...
Source: TIME: Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized abort test Artemis Canaveral moon NASA Orion space Source Type: news
Advances in medical technology continue apace, with sophisticated new medical devices and therapies becoming available on an ongoing basis. However, medical technology often comes at a premium, and for low-resource regions sometimes even relatively b...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Critical Care Diagnostics Emergency Medicine ENT Exclusive Genetics Materials Pathology Public Health Source Type: blogs
To describe clinical features, evaluation, surgical management and outcomes in children with esotropia associated with high hypermetropia.
Source: BMC Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In this study, we determine whether transient reintroduction of embryonic stem cell cycle miR-294 promotes cardiomyocyte cell cycle reentry enhancing cardiac repair after myocardial injury. A doxycycline-inducible AAV9-miR-294 vector was delivered to mice for activating miR-294 in myocytes for 14 days continuously after myocardial infarction. miR-294-treated mice significantly improved left ventricular functions together with decreased infarct size and apoptosis 8 weeks after MI. Myocyte cell cycle reentry increased in miR-294 hearts parallel to increased small myocyte number in the heart. Isolated adult myocytes from miR-...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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