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Diamond Princess evacuations begin as Japan warns outbreak ‘entering new phase’. Follow latest updatesRussian court orders woman who fled quarantine back to hospitalWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Tokyo marathon cancels mass race over coronavirus scareShare your experiences5.23pmGMTChina ’s president Xi Jinping spelled out his plan to contain the coronavirus crisis at a meeting of the core Chinese leadership today, Reuters reports.In the speech, Xi admitted there were “shortcomings” in China’s emergency response systems and said local officials would be punish...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Aamna Mohdin and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Japan Hong Kong Australia news Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Knowledge and attitudes of water polo coaches about sports-related dental injuries and dental emergency procedures - Bazina AM, Poklepovic Pericic T, Galic I, Mihanovi ć F, Kovacevic N, Galic T.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: With the growing popularity of water polo across the world, there has been rising awareness of the risks for orofacial injures in water polo. The aim of this study was to evaluate knowledge and attitudes of water polo coaches regarding den... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Indirect impact of violent events on emergency department utilization and disease patterns - Makhlouf-Obermeyer C, Sharara E, El-Eid G, Hitti EA.
BACKGROUND: The health effects of war and armed conflict on casualties and mental health of those directly exposed has been well described, but few studies have explored the indirect health effects of violent events. This paper assesses the indirect health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Using tabletop exercises to evaluate nurses' clinical performance of hazardous materials disaster management: a cross-sectional study - Chiang HH, Ting CW, Chao E, Chen KJ.
BACKGROUND: Hazardous materials (Hazmat) disaster is a specific event with low probability but may be a heavy burden on public health. Competence in Hazmat disaster emergency management is necessary for nurses who care about mass casualties in the first li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Care transition decisions after a fall-related ED visit: a qualitative study of patients' and caregivers' experiences - Gettel CJ, Hayes K, Shield RR, Guthrie KM, Goldberg EM.
OBJECTIVE: Falls are a leading cause of injury-related emergency department (ED) visits and may serve as a sentinel event for older adults, leading to physical and psychological injury. Our primary objective was to characterize patient- and caregiver-speci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The demographics of patients presenting for sexual assault to US emergency departments - Loder RT, Robinson TP.
BACKGROUND: Few studies address the demographics/epidemiology of patients presenting to emergency departments (ED) for evaluation of sexual assault across an entire nation. It was the purpose of this study to analyze the demographics of sexual assault usin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Association of clinically important traumatic brain injury and Glasgow Coma Scale scores in children with head injury - Kochar A, Borland ML, Phillips N, Dalton S, Cheek JA, Furyk J, Neutze J, Lyttle MD, Hearps S, Dalziel S, Bressan S, Oakley E, Babl FE.
We describe the relationship between Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scores at presentation and risk of ci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mozambique: MSF Improving Healthcare in Remote and Conflict-Ridden Northern Mozambique
[MSF] MSF has been providing healthcare in Cabo Delgado province, one of the poorest and most isolated regions of Mozambique, since February 2019. Early activities were rapidly disrupted by Cyclone Kenneth in late April 2019, and replaced with emergency response to displacement and cholera. Since then, MSF has been building up healthcare activities. Bruno Cardoso, MSF's project coordinator, has just returned from Mozambique and tells us more about the situation and what MSF does there. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Are the Different Types of Myasthenia Gravis?
Discussion Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a problem of the neuromuscular junction which causes muscle weakness. It can occur in all ages and have a range of symptoms from mild localized disease to mortality-threatening respiratory failure. MG occurs in 1.7-30 cases/million, with a prevalence of 77.7 cases/million. Pediatric patients comprise 10-15% of all patients with MG. In various Asian populations, the juvenile MG can be up to 50% of all of the MG cases. Fluctuations in muscle weakness is a hallmark of the disease. As a reminder, “[i]n normal synaptic transmission in the neuromuscular junction, the axon is depolarize...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 17, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How to protect yourself from coronavirus
The novel coronavirus is now a "public health emergency of international concern," killing more than 1,600 people and infecting more than 69,000 worldwide. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outreach psychiatric emergency service - de Winter RFP, Hazewinkel MC, van de Sande R, de Beurs DP, de Groot MH.
This study describes characteristics of patients assessed by these services and involved in sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Emergency Departments: Super-Expensive Back Care
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

WHO chief says coronavirus still an emergency for China
The coronavirus outbreak is still an emergency for China and it is impossible to tell where the epidemic will spread, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China will build a complete epidemic emergency response system: CCTV
China will build a national supply and purchase system for emergency supplies as well as a complete epidemic emergency response system, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Friday, citing comments made by Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Roger Stone files emergency appeal for new trial after discovering that lead juror in his case was anti-Trump hack who referred to president KKK member
(Natural News) Stung by special counsel Robert Mueller’s politicized prosecution and an outsized sentencing recommendation by four rogue prosecutors, longtime GOP operative and presidential ally Roger Stone is seeking a new trial after discovering the lead juror was a Democratic congressional candidate who hates President Donald Trump. Lawyer and Internet sleuth “Techno-Fog” posted a tweet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transorbital nonmissile penetrating brain injury: report of two cases - Xue H, Zhang WT, Wang GM, Shi L, Zhang YM, Yang HF.
BACKGROUND: Penetrating brain injury (PBI) is an uncommon emergency in neurosurgery, and transorbital PBI is a rare type of PBI. Reasonable surgical planning and careful postoperative management can improve the prognosis of patients. CASE SUMMARY: The firs... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Assault by strangulation: sex differences in patient profile and subsequent readmissions - Jacob B, Cullen N, Haag HL, Chan V, Stock D, Colantonio A.
The objectives of this study were to describe the profile of individuals who had strangulation-related emergency department (ED) or acute care visits, and to explore 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Modeling driver take-over reaction time and emergency response time using an integrated cognitive architecture - Deng C, Cao S, Wu C, Lyu N.
This study built... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Survival-oriented personality factors are associated with various types of social support in an emergency disaster situation - Sugiura M, Nouchi R, Honda A, Sato S, Abe T, Imamura F.
Mutual help is common in human society, particularly during a disaster. The psychological processes underlying such social support are of interest in social and evolutionary psychology, as well as in the promotion of community resilience. However, research... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Clinical guideline for retained button batteries - Houston R, Powell S, Jaffray B, Ball S.
OBJECTIVE: To design a clinical guideline for the emergency management of retained button batteries (RBBs) through analysis of UK National Health Service hospital guidelines and published literature. METHOD: 49 acute hospitals were contacted, and t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Home accidents among children: 
a retrospective study at a tertiary care center in Oman - Al Rumhi A, Al Awisi H, Al Buwaiqi M, Al Rabaani S.
OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify the prevalence, commonest causes, and severity of home accident injuries and their effects on children who present to the emergency department (ED) of a university-tertiary hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

San Diego County declares local health emergency to aid coronavirus response
While there has been no local transmission of the virus, declaration can help provide more resources for quarantine operations. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Sisson Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Census Bureau predicts life expectancy will increase by about six years between 2017 and 2060 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 15, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Opinion: Coronavirus reminds us to stress test our disaster preparedness
From a personal health risk perspective, the spread of the coronavirus in the United States is, for now, not of major concern. However, from a business perspective, now is the time to do contingency and preparedness planning. As an emergency manager who focuses 100 percent of my time on disaster resilience, I had always thought that for Western Washington earthquake hazards were our worst-case disaster events. That was true until April 10, 1990, which is the date when I attended a presentation by… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Holdeman Source Type: news

ECMC opens expanded atrium under the sun
Exactly three years to the day that Erie County Medical Center announced a $1 million gift from Russell Salvatore, the hospital on Valentine's Day opened a new front entrance and atrium named for the philanthropist. The new entrance is part of a larger campus-wide enhancements that include the $58 million emergency and trauma center as well as new windows throughout the Grider Street facility. In all, ECMC is spending more than $100 million on the projects. Hundreds of employees, staff and guests… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Short - Course Rifamycin - Based Regimens Preferred for Latent TB
Shorter regimens favored over longer course of isoniazid monotherapy for latent TB infection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 14, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Maternal deaths declining in Morocco thanks to midwives, but more support needed
RABAT, Morocco –Madame Najat Baloui, a midwife in Casablanca, vividly remembers a childbirth that went horribly wrong. “A woman was delivering vaginally,” Ms. Baloui recalled. “After several hours, the labour stopped suddenly.”Realizing the woman was at risk of uterine rupture, Ms. Baloui rushed her patient to an operating room for an emergency Caesarean section. “During the intervention, the doctor confirmed that the uterus was starting to tear,” Ms. Baloui recounted.The woman survived. So did her baby.   (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Despite overcrowding issues, many beds at Montreal's university superhospitals are empty
In the midst of an ongoing overcrowding crisis in Montreal's emergency rooms, the city's two university superhospitals still aren't making all their beds available. The hospitals say it's a funding issue, but Quebec's health minister says it's primarily a labour shortage problem. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Air ambulance and emergency retrieval services in Western Australia: caseload analysis over 5 years - Garwood J, Wilkinson B, Bartholomew H, Langford SA, O'Connell A.
OBJECTIVE: The Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations (RFDSWO) provides critical care transfer and retrieval services across 2.5 million km2 to a population of 2.58 million people, providing both primary and secondary retrievals across W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Advanced prehospital trauma resuscitation with a physician and certified registered nurse anesthetist: the shock trauma "go-team" - Howie W, Scott-Herring M, Pollak AN, Galvagno SM.
OBJECTIVE: The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (STC) is Maryland's primary adult resource center for trauma care. The Shock Trauma "Go-Team" is a specialized component of Maryland's emergency medical system and is composed of a physician and certified r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Children with facial burns treated in United States emergency departments, 2000-2018 - Auh E, Kistamgari S, Yang J, Smith GA.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics and trends of facial burns among children. METHODS: Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System database were retrospectively analyzed for children ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How AI Can Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes
Artificial intelligence is making its way into health care, and one of its first stops is making sense of all of those scans that doctors order. Already, studies have shown that AI-based tools can, in some cases, pick out abnormal growths that could be cancerous tumors better than doctors can, mainly because digesting and synthesizing huge volumes of information is what AI does best. In a study published Feb. 14 in Circulation, researchers in the U.K. and the U.S. report that an AI program can reliably predict heart attacks and strokes. Kristopher Knott, a research fellow at the British Heart Foundation, and his team condu...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Heart Disease Source Type: news

Denver emergency air-transport company wants to change the way the industry gets paid
“Our aircraft are like flying ICUs. They have everything you can find in an emergency room.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Cool Water for 20 Minutes After Pediatric Burn Improves Outcomes
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Cooling children's burns with running water improves clinical outcomes, according to a study published in the January issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Bronwyn R. Griffin, Ph.D., from Queensland University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MCG physicians working to improve emergency care in rural Georgia
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Emergency medicine physicians at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are helping rural hospitals better treat patients by establishing tele-emergency departments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Frontline Health Workers Must Be a Priority in Coronavirus Response
By Hannah Webster, Advocacy communications intern, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 13, 2020As the latest number of confirmed cases in the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) updates multiple times a day, the world holds its breath, and health workers continue to fight the outbreak on the front lines. “If we can’t keep our doctors and nurses safe, how can they—and we—fight dangerous pathogens and keep us all alive?” said Dr. Leana S. Wen, a physician and health workforce equity advocate, in a piece published inUSA Today.The February 7death of 33-year-old Li Wenliang, the Chinese ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Infectious Diseases Policy & Advocacy Global Health Security Source Type: news

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With the novel coronavirus continuing to make headlines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invited the media inside its state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center on Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Timeline of the Coronavirus
The outbreak of the virus, which began in Wuhan, China, has left tens of thousands sickened and more than 1,000 people dead. Officials have declared it a global health emergency. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Derrick Bryson Taylor Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Deaths (Fatalities) Viruses Infections Respiratory Diseases SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) World Health Organization Li Wenliang Hubei Province (China) Wuhan (China) Princess Diamond Tr Source Type: news

Berry foraging: How to identify and harvest 8 wild berries
(Natural News) Proper preparation can go a long way in increasing your chances of survival when facing an emergency situation. However, no matter how much food you stockpile and defenses you set up, you might be forced to bug out to a much safer location, even if it means taking a detour through the wilderness.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to increase on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, public health experts are worried about the more than 3,400 passengers and crew members still on board the ship in what they say is an unprecedented situation. Some experts believe that the current quarantine procedures may be increasing the risk of infection among healthy passengers who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. Some passengers will be allowed to leave the ship but the majority will remain on board. Japanese authorities said that people aged 80 and above or those with pre-existing condi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime public health Source Type: news

Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to increase on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, public health experts are worried about the more than 3,400 passengers and crew members still on board the ship in what they say is an unprecedented situation. Some experts believe that the current quarantine procedures may be increasing the risk of infection among healthy passengers who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. Some passengers will be allowed to leave the ship but the majority will remain on board. Japanese authorities said that people aged 80 and above or those with pre-existing condi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime public health Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in the 2020s
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International Midwives and nurses —like Sellyvine (left) at the women's hospital in Nakuru, Kenya —make up 50% of the health workforce worldwide. They're in the spotlight during 2020 and will play a crucial role in whether their countries can achieve their most ambitious health targets by 2030. Photo by Georgina Goodwin for IntraHealth International.February 14, 2020Every year, we look at the top global health issues coming our way in the next 12 months. But global health is a long game and it’s a brand-new decade, so this year, we’re look...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health HIV AIDS Infectious Diseases Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Mental Health Noncommunicable Diseases Digital Health Policy Advocacy Gender Equality Nursing Midwifery Youth Midwives N Source Type: news

Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Rise Sharply
CDC announced that two new cases have been confirmed in the United States (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 13, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

More Lung Cancer Patients Presenting With Cough, Dyspnea
Findings based on analysis of index symptoms of U.K. patients from 2000 to 2017 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Emergency Department Visits for Acute Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection at Which an Antimicrobial Was Given or Prescribed, by Age - United States, 2010-2017
From 2010-2013 to 2014-2017, the percentage of emergency department visits for acute viral upper respiratory tract infection that had an antimicrobial given or prescribed decreased from 23.4% to 17.6%. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance Emergency Department Use Emergency Department Visits MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Respiratory Illness Source Type: news

Polly Dunford to Lead IntraHealth International as New President and CEO
February 14, 2020 Chapel Hill, NCToday, IntraHealth International’s board of directors announced Polly Dunford will be IntraHealth’s next president and CEO. She will assume the role on March 16.Dunford is joining IntraHealth after nearly 20 years of service with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Cambodia, Haiti, Jordan, Mozambique, Nigeria and Washington, D.C., most recently as the global director for HIV/AIDS. In this role, she led the agency’s efforts to help countries achieve and sustain epidemic control of HIV/AIDS under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Tags: Leadership and Governance Source Type: news

New Report Evaluates PEPFAR Investments in Strengthening the Health Workforce in Rwanda
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines how Human Resources for Health (HRH) in Rwanda— a program funded in part by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) from 2012 to 2017— affected morbidity and mortality outcomes for people living with HIV. HRH Rwanda aimed to increase the number and quality of physicians, nurses, and midwives specializing in HIV care. The report offers recommendations and lessons that other countries can apply to improve HIV workforce development and strengthen their health systems at large. Read More (Source: News from...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

A prospective study of pre-employment psychological testing amongst police recruits - Marshall RE, Milligan-Saville JS, Steel Z, Bryant RA, Mitchell PB, Harvey SB.
BACKGROUND: Pre-employment psychological screening to detect psychological vulnerability is common amongst emergency service organizations worldwide, yet the evidence for its ability to predict poor mental health outcomes is limited with published studies ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The gut microbiome distinguishes mortality in trauma patients upon admission to the emergency department - Burmeister DM, Johnson TR, Lai Z, Scroggins S, DeRosa M, Jonas RB, Zhu C, Scherer E, Stewart RM, Schwacha MG, Jenkins DH, Eastridge BJ, Nicholson SE.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury can lead to a compromised intestinal epithelial barrier, decreased gut perfusion, and inflammation. While recent studies indicate that the gut microbiome (GM) is altered early following traumatic injury, the impact of GM change... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ICD-10-CM-based definitions for emergency department opioid poisoning surveillance: electronic health record case confirmation study - Slavova S, Quesinberry D, Costich JF, Pasalic E, Martinez P, Martin J, Eustice S, Akpunonu P, Bunn TL.
OBJECTIVES: Valid opioid poisoning morbidity definitions are essential to the accuracy of national surveillance. The goal of our study was to estimate the positive predictive value (PPV) of case definitions identifying emergency department (ED) visits for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news