Battery ingestion in children, an ongoing challenge: recent experience of a tertiary center - Lorenzo C, Azevedo S, Lopes J, Fernandes A, Loreto H, Mourato P, Lopes AI.
INTRODUCTION: Morbidity related to childhood battery ingestions (BI) has increased recently due to the expanding use of larger lithium cells. A prompt endoscopic removal is vital to prevent severe complications in cases of esophageal batteries (EB). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Computational design to suppress thermal runaway of Li-ion batteries via atomic substitutions to cathode materials - Yoshimoto Y, Toma T, Hongo K, Nakano K, Maezono R.
The cathode material of a lithium-ion battery is a key component that affects durability, capacity, and safety. Compared to the LiCoO(2) cathode material (the reference standard for these properties), LiNiO(2) can extract more Li at the same voltage and ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Clinical Predictors Could Guide Lithium Dosage in Bipolar Disorder
Model based on six clinical predictors explained 61.4 and 49.8 percent of variance in body clearance of lithium, respectively, in two cohorts (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 19, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics
A hospital or medical clinic might be the last place you ’d expect to pick up a nasty infection, but approximately 1.7 million Americans do each year, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths from infection-related complications and roughly $30 billion in direct medical costs.The biggest culprits, experts say — accounting for two-thirds of these infections — are medical devices like catheters, stents, heart valves and pacemakers, whose surfaces often become covered with harmful bacterial films. But a novel surface treatment developed by a UCLA-led team of scientists could help improve the safety of t hese devices and ease ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Clinical Predictors Could Guide Lithium Dosage in Bipolar Disorder
THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 -- A model comprising six clinical variables could be used to guide lithium dosage, according to a study published in the June issue of The Lancet Psychiatry. Vincent Millischer, M.D., from the Karolinska Institutet in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biden administration making $3 billion investment in lithium ion battery production
President Joe Biden is building on his electric vehicle goal with a $3 billion investment Monday aimed at boosting the US supply of lithium ion batteries through the bipartisan infrastructure package. #lithiumionbatteries (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thermal runaway and fire suppression applications for different types of lithium ion batteries - Un C, Aydin K.
With the improvement of lithium-ion battery (LIB) technology, safety is becoming increasingly urgent topic for battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Short circuits, overcharging, high temperatures and overheating can cause thermal runaway reactions and the rel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A coupled conjugate heat transfer and CFD model for the thermal runaway evolution and jet fire of 18650 lithium-ion battery under thermal abuse - Kong D, Wang G, Ping P, Wen J.
Thermal runaway (TR) is a major safety concern for lithium-ion batteries. A TR model incorporating the resulting jet fire can aid the design optimization of battery modules. A numerical model has been developed by coupling conjugate heat transfer with comp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Combustion characteristics of lithium-iron-phosphate batteries with different combustion states - Peiyan QI, Jie ZM, Da J, Kai Y, Jianling L, Yilin L, Fei G, Hao L.
The lithium-ion battery combustion experiment platform was used to perform the combustion and smouldering experiments on a 60-Ah steel-shell battery. Temperature, voltage, gases, and heat release rates (HRRs) were analysed during the experiment, and the ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Experimental study of intermittent spray cooling on suppression for lithium iron phosphate battery fires - Meng X, Li S, Fu W, Chen Y, Duan Q, Wang Q.
Nowadays, fires caused by thermal runaway (TR) of lithium ion battery (LIB) remains a potential risk in its application. An effective method is urgently required to suppress LIB fires. In this work, a novel cooling method combining dodecafluoro-2-methylpen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Impact of lithium on suicidality in the veteran population - Stark KM, Basit SA, Mitchell BG.
BACKGROUND: Lithium has known antisuicidal properties making it an important agent to study in veterans with psychiatric conditions, a population at high risk for suicide. METHODS: A single-site, retrospective chart review was conducted at a US Dep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The New IPCC Report Was Delayed As Scientists Debated Reliance On Carbon Capture
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions to prevent the worst of climate change would be relatively cheap and technologically feasible, but governments and financial bodies are failing to do so as they continue to prop up the fossil fuel industry. That’s the conclusion of a landmark report published Monday by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report focuses on solutions that could limit average global warming to 1.5°C since the preindustrial era—a threshold after which the impacts of climate change become catastrophic and irreversible. This is the first mitigation-focus...
Source: TIME: Science - April 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change Climate Is Everything Geopolitics healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Association between serum lithium level and incidence of COVID-19 infection, BJPsych
Health records analysis (n=26,554) found 6-month COVID-19 infection incidence lower in matched patients with ' therapeutic ' vs. ' subtherapeutic ' lithium levels [LLs] (HR 0.82; 95% CI 0.69 –0.97,p=0.017)& among those with ' therapeutic ' LLs vs. on valproate (0.79;0.67 –0.92,p=0.0023) (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corrigendum to "Suicide death over the first year of lithium versus valproate treatment in cohorts with and without bipolar disorder" [J. Psychiatr. Res. 147 (2021 Dec 15) 349-356] - Smith EG, Austin KL, Kim HM, Miller DR, Sauer BC, Valenstein M.
The authors regret that, during editing of the proofs of the manuscript, text that was originally included in the manuscript acknowledging the generous funding of this project by the Veterans Health Administration Health Services Research and Development S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Dementia breakthrough: New study links lithium to a reduced risk of brain decline
DEMENTIA is a worrisome prospect as you get older but it is not an inevitable cost of ageing. Research continues to find ways of modifying your risk. A new study suggests lithium may play a role here - what is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news