Attempted suicide is independently associated with increased in-hospital mortality and hospital length of stay among injured patients at community tertiary hospital in Japan: a retrospective study with propensity score matching analysis - Ono Y, Ishida T, Tomita N, Takayama K, Kakamu T, Kotani J, Shinohara K.
Suicide is an increasingly important public healthcare concern worldwide. Studies examining the effect of attempted suicide on clinical outcomes among patients with trauma are scarce. We conducted a retrospective cohort study at a community emergency depar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The association between community-level economic deprivation and incidences of emergency department visits on account of attempted suicides in Maryland - Akinyemi O, Ogundare T, Weldeslase T, Andine T, Fasokun M, Odusanya E, Hughes K, Mallory W, Luo G, Cornwell E.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major cause of mortality in the United States, accounting for 14.5 deaths per 100,000 population. Many emergency department (ED) visits in the United States are due to attempted suicides. Suicide attempts predict subsequent complet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emergency department risk factors for post-concussion syndrome after mild traumatic brain injury: a systematic review - Lubbers V, Van den Hoven D, van der Naalt J, Jellema K, Van den Brand C, Backus B.
Around 16% of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) develop a post-concussion syndrome (PCS) with persistent physical, neurological and behavioural complaints. PCS has a great impact on a patient's quality of life, often decreases the ability to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Common peroneal nerve injury caused by a wild boar attack - K öroğlu M, Özdeş HU, Acet, Sarıbas T, Ergen E, Karakaplan M, Aslantürk O.
Wild boar-inflicted nerve injuries have been very rarely reported in the literature. A 62-year-old man was attacked by a wild boar in eastern Turkey and brought to the emergency department. He had 5 lacerations on the lower extremities and 2 on the posteri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Pilot training program on hands-only CPR and choking first aid for frontline police responders in rural Nepal - Thapa GB, Sapkota R, Thapa A, Sharma R, Lubetkin D, Lubetkin C, Nesemann S, Kharel R.
INTRODUCTION: Basic life support (BLS) is an emergency skill that includes performing appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of mortality worldwide and is rising in Nepal. After an OHCA eve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Mapping study for health emergency and disaster risk management competencies and curricula: literature review and cross-sectional survey - Hung KKC, MacDermot MK, Hui TSI, Chan SY, Mashino S, Mok CPY, Leung PH, Kayano R, Abrahams J, Wong CS, Chan EYY, Graham CA.
BACKGROUND: With the increasing threat of hazardous events at local, national, and global levels, an effective workforce for health emergency and disaster risk management (Health EDRM) in local, national, and international communities is urgently needed. H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Palliating serious illness during disasters and public health emergencies - Mayahara M, Tay DL, Kates J, Rosa WE.
The increase in disasters and public health emergencies in recent years is a serious public health concern. The needs of suffering victims can be multifaceted, particularly the needs of those who are from systematically marginalized populations. Palliative... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Earthquakes, hurricanes, pandemics: pharmacy students impacting pharmacy practice in Puerto Rico through medication therapy management services during disasters - Arce L, Hale G, Khanfar N, P érez Ayala N, Aponte Torres G, Acosta Medina H.
BACKGROUND: Community-based medication therapy management advanced pharmacy practice experiences (MTM APPE) can engage pharmacy students in public health initiatives, including emergency response preparedness, to successfully impact patient care. This stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Enhancing disaster management preparedness through simulation - Russin K, Mottel H.
Disaster management can be difficult to teach in the classroom, yet nurses must be prepared to respond to emergency situations and feel confident doing so. Educators developed a simulated learning activity-a mock disaster drill using live volunteers as pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Approach to burn treatment in the rural emergency department - Tremblay C, Albrecht KA, Sonke CC, Azad S.
OBJECTIVE: To outline an approach to the assessment and initial management of patients with burns in the rural emergency department setting. Three mnemonics are presented that can be used for both the assessment and the initial management of patients with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Effect of cannabis legalization in Canada on the incidence of psychosis consultations in Quebec City's psychiatric emergency services - L'Heureux S, Huot-Lavoie M, Bergeron A, Bergeron C, Blouin BP, Roy MA.
Canadian government legalized cannabis on October 17, 2018, and the Province of Quebec established the government-owned Soci été Québécoise Du Cannabis (SQDC) as the sole authorized distributor. Studies investigating the relationship between cannabis legali... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Evaluation and management of suicidal ideation and self-harm in children in the emergency department - Foster AA, Ketabchi B, Hoffmann JA.
Suicide is a leading cause of death among youth, and the emergency department (ED) serves as the primary point of healthcare contact for many with suicidal ideation. As suicide-related presentations to the ED continue to rise, the implementation of time- a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

University of Washington CT expert offers contrast conservation tips
It's definitely possible to reduce CT contrast volume, even in a busy radiology department, according to CT supervisor Gulnoor Sheriff at the University of Washington Medical Center, Montlake, in Seattle. In fact, by taking practical action, Sheriff and colleagues have achieved an overall contrast volume reduction of more than 20% and saved the department $30,000 annually. How? In part through adopting new technology such as syringeless contrast injectors and making use of dual-energy CT scanners. "Strategic investments in the right technology is key to CT contrast conservation, coupled with effective education and train...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

New England Journal of Medicine publishes Phase III data showing Xolair significantly reduced allergic reactions across multiple foods in people with food allergies
Detailed results from the NIH-sponsored Phase III OUtMATCH study showed treatment with Xolair increased the amount of peanuts, tree nuts, egg, milk and wheat that people as young as 1 year consumed without an allergic reactionThe U.S. FDA recently approved Xolair as the first and only medicine for children and adults with one or more food allergiesAllergic reactions can be life-threatening and it is estimated that food-related anaphylaxis results in 30,000 medical events treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. each year1-3Basel, 25 February 2024 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today data from Stage 1 of the N...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 25, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New England Journal of Medicine publishes Phase III data showing Xolair significantly reduced allergic reactions across multiple foods in people with food allergies
Detailed results from the NIH-sponsored Phase III OUtMATCH study showed treatment with Xolair increased the amount of peanuts, tree nuts, egg, milk and wheat that people as young as 1 year consumed without an allergic reactionThe U.S. FDA recently approved Xolair as the first and only medicine for children and adults with one or more food allergiesAllergic reactions can be life-threatening and it is estimated that food-related anaphylaxis results in 30,000 medical events treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. each year1-3Basel, 25 February 2024 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today data from Stage 1 of the N...
Source: Roche Media News - February 25, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news