Learning from experience: emergency response in schools - Tipler K, Tarrant R, Tuffin K, Johnston D.
This study explored emergencies (i.e. bomb threat, a flood, and an earthquake) in three case study schools in New Zealand. Within each case,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medtronic launches Extravascular ICD pilot study
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said yesterday it launched a pilot study of its investigational Extravascular Implantable cardioverter defibrillator system, with the first patient implant already performed at New Zealand’s Christchurch Hospital. The Fridley, Minn.-based company’s EV ICD system uses leads placed outside of the heart and veins to provide both defibrillation and antitachycardia pacing therapy. The initial implantation marks the first long-term use of the EV ICD system, the company said. “The Medtronic EV ICD system has the potential to deliver the benefits of traditional ICDs while eliminating the...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Medtronic Source Type: news

Will the Extravascular Method be a Game Changer for ICD Therapy?
Medtronic is aiming for a slightly different approach for implantable defibrillator therapy. Instead of using a transvenous approach the firm is looking at an extravascular method for ICD therapy. On Thursday, the Dublin-based company said it was beginning a pilot study of its Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system, in which a lead is placed outside of the heart and veins to deliver lifesaving defibrillation and antitachycardia pacing therapy all in one system. EV ICD’s size is similar to transvenous ICDs. The first patient implant was performed at Christchurch Hospital in Ne...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills
(University College London) People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new study led by UCL and the University of East Anglia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Before a fall: impacts of earthquake regulation on commercial buildings - Timar L, Grimes A, Fabling R.
We test whether the major earthquakes in Christchurch (Canterbury, New Zealand) affected prices of earthquake-prone commercial buildings in Wellington, a city that was directly unaffected by the disaster. Specifically, we test whether official declaration ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Mild traumatic brain injury in New Zealand: factors influencing post-concussion symptom recovery time in a specialised concussion service - Forrest RHJ, Henry JD, McGarry PJ, Marshall RN.
INTRODUCTION By 2020, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are predicted to become the third largest cause of disease burden globally; 90% of these being mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Some patients will develop post-concussion syndrome. AIM To determine w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

JenaValve launches feasibility study of next-gen pericardial TAVR system
JenaValve Technology said today it launched an FDA investigational device exemption cleared early feasibility study of its next generation JenaValve pericardial transcatheter aortic valve replacement system. The newly launched trial will explore the use of the device as a minimally invasive treatment for patients with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis and symptomatic aortic regurgitation in patients who are considered at extreme or high risk for open surgery. “Both myself and my CUMC colleagues, Dr. Susheel Kodali and Dr. Torsten Vahl, are extremely pleased to be the first U.S. physicians to treat patients wit...
Source: Mass Device - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves JenaValve Source Type: news

JenaValve Getting Closer to its U.S. TAVR Goal
JenaValve Technology is continuing to make progress in bringing its transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system to the U.S. market. The Irvine, CA-based company has initiated patient enrollment in an early feasibility study (EFS) of its next generation JenaValve Pericardial TAVR system. The EFS is a prospective, single-arm study of the JenaValve Pericardial TAVR System being conducted at several centers U.S. under an FDA-approved IDE. It is part of a larger, ongoing CE mark clinical program investigating the JenaValve Pericardial TAVR System for the same indications at centers in Europe and New Zealand. â...
Source: MDDI - August 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Baxter wins CE Mark for Evo IQ infusion system
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) said today that its Evo IQ infusion system won CE Mark clearance and regulatory approval in Australia. The company plans to start the launch process for its infusion system in the U.K., Ireland, New Zealand and Australia in the third quarter of this year. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Baxter wins CE Mark for Evo IQ infusion system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug Pumps Drug-Device Combinations Hospital Care Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Baxter Source Type: news

Valeritas launches V-Go insulin delivery device in New Zealand
Valeritas (NSDQ:VLRX) said today that its V-Go wearable insulin delivery device is now available in New Zealand thanks to an exclusive distribution deal with NZMS Diabetes. According to the terms of the agreement, Valeritas will be responsible for product development, regulatory approval, manufacturing and quality management while NZMS Diabetes will take over the sales, marketing, customer support and distribution responsibilities in New Zealand. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Valeritas launches V-Go insulin delivery device in New Zealand appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Valeritas Source Type: news

Alcohol In Breast Milk May Lead To Lower Cognition In Kids, Study Finds
(CBS Local/CNN)– Children’s exposure to alcohol through breast milk may cause a comparable drop in their cognitive abilities, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. “This is the first study in which associations between alcohol exposure through breast milk and cognition in children are examined,” the researchers from Macquarie University in Australia wrote in the report. Previously Undisclosed TSA Program Tracks Unsuspecting Passengers The authors obtained data from a longitudinal study, a continuous study of data over a period of time, of 5,107 Australian infants who were...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News breastfeeding CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Ever-increasing CO2 levels could take us back to the tropical climate of Paleogene period
A new study led by scientists at the University of Bristol has warned that unless we mitigate current levels of carbon dioxide emissions, Western Europe and New Zealand could revert to the hot tropical climate of the early Paleogene period – 56-48 million years ago. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Counting the costs of major trauma in a provincial trauma centre - Lee H, Croft R, Monos O, Harmston C.
AIMS: Trauma is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in New Zealand, and also represents a significant financial and resource burden on the healthcare system. Understanding local costs and factors that affect them is important for planning of trau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New Zealand Offers Paid Leave to Domestic Violence Survivors New Zealand Offers Paid Leave to Domestic Violence Survivors
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Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Re-working Appleyard in a low density environment: an exploration of the impacts of motorised traffic volume on street livability in Christchurch, New Zealand - Wiki J, Kingham S, Banwell K.
Street space was once an essential element of urban environments and provided a place for community interaction and engagement. This role however is increas- ingly being subverted by vehicular dominance. As a result street space no longer acts as a driver ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Travel plan as a tool to change young adults' attitudes toward cycling - Khan A.
This study reviews the travel plans of all the universities in New Zealand to examine the measures proposed to remove the barriers to cycling and the use of motivators for changing the attitudes of the students toward cycling. The findings could be useful ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Role-playing game aims to help Nunavut youth deal with anxiety and depression
A game out of New Zealand that promises to help teens with anxiety and depression is being reimagined by Nunavut youth. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

A renewed media-mix, based on the dynamic transactional model, for communicating the harms of alcohol to women in New Zealand - Parackal M, Parackal S.
Public health messages are traditionally disseminated using mass media that typically are unidirectional or one-way communication. Consequent to the current media proliferation, two-way communication channels are also available for publishing health messag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result
A New Zealand firm reduced its workweek to 32 hours over four days, and found that workers were more productive during their time at work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHARLOTTE GRAHAM-McLAY Tags: Working Hours Work-Life Balance Productivity Labor and Jobs New Zealand Auckland (New Zealand) Source Type: news

Association of monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation and cancer risk
This study analyzed data from a randomized clinical trial that included a placebo group. There were 328 total cases of   cancer, with 165 among 2,558 participants (6.5 percent) who received monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation and 163 among 2,550 participants (6.4 percent) in the placebo group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Zealand start-up scans 1st humans with spectral CT
Researchers from a start-up company in New Zealand have scanned the first humans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm generates 'artificial' medical images New 3D CT technique tops x-ray for diagnosing arthritis Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery Use of skeletal radiography shows modest growth Radiologists can future-proof themselves by embracing 3D visualization (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D color X-rays could help diagnose cancer, heart disease and more
Image courtesy of MARS Bioimaging New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, color X-ray on a human, using technology that could improve medical diagnostics in oncology, cardiology, neurology and orthopedics. Based on traditional black-and-white X-ray technology, the scanner incorporates the Medipix3RX detector chip, a particle-tracking technology developed for the CERN Large Hadron Collider. It was developed by the Medipix3 Collaboration, which comprises CERN in Geneva and 18 research institutions worldwide. The scanner records the energy of each photon as it collides with pixels while the shutter...
Source: Mass Device - July 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Diagnostics Imaging Neurological Orthopedics Research & Development CERN MARS Bioimaging Source Type: news

30,000 nurses strike in New Zealand after rejecting pay offer
More than 30,000 nursing staff went on strike in New Zealand last week, in protest about what they called 10 years of government underfunding. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Longitudinal health and disaster impact in older New Zealand adults in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake series - Allen J, Brown LM, Alpass FM, Stephens CV.
Pre-existing longitudinal studies of people affected by disasters provide opportunities to examine the effects of these events on health. Data used in the current investigation were provided by participants in the New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement lo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The first 3D colour X-ray: Scientists create a scan that takes the clearest pictures yet
Researchers from the  University of Canterbury, New Zealand, claim that colour X-rays allow doctors to identify markers of diseases, such as raised fat and calcium levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transport behaviours among older teenagers from semi-rural New Zealand - Ward AL, McGee R, Freeman C, Gendall PJ, Cameron C.
OBJECTIVE: Transport impacts teenagers by affecting their autonomy and independent access to activities. This manuscript reports descriptive findings of transport behaviours among teenagers in Southland, New Zealand, and discusses the implications of these... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A Partial Solar Eclipse Is Coming on Friday the 13th. That Hasn ’t Happened in 40 Years
While it won’t be anything like the 2017 total solar eclipse, there is a partial solar eclipse coming up this week. The July 13 eclipse is particularly rare because it will occur on Friday the 13th, a date that has long been considered a harbinger of bad luck by popular culture. There has not been a solar eclipse on Friday the 13th since December 13, 1974, according to NASA. And the next partial eclipse to occur on Friday the 13th will be on September 13, 2080. Unlike the 2017 total solar eclipse, this week’s partial solar eclipse won’t be visible to Americans — or most of the world for that matter...
Source: TIME: Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Early hyperoxia in patients with traumatic brain injury admitted to intensive care in Australia and New Zealand: a retrospective multicenter cohort study - Ó Briain D, Nickson C, Pilcher DV, Udy AA.
BACKGROUND: Early hyperoxia may be an independent risk factor for mortality in critically ill traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, although current data are inconclusive. Accordingly, we conducted a retrospective cohort study to determine the association... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fake chews? New Zealand MP fears 'existential threat' of synthetic burgers
The Impossible Burger, being served on Air New Zealand, has also drawn the ire of acting prime minister Winston PetersA veggie burger that “bleeds” fake blood has been accused of posing an “existential threat” to New Zealand’s beef industry, amid a growing row over synthetic meat.The Impossible Burger, which is being served on the national carrier Air New Zealand, has drawn the ire of the acting prime minister Winston Peters, who has said he is “utterly opposed to fake beef,” and the airline should be using real animal products.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin Tags: New Zealand Asia Pacific World news Food Environment Air transport Synthetic biology Science Source Type: news

The best 70th birthday presents we could give to the NHS | Letters
On the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, readers celebrate its achievements and worry for its futureIt was no surprise to read that the very first lesson you suggest could be learned from overseas (Five things the NHS could do to improve service, 3 July) is the establishment of integrated health and social care, as has happened in New Zealand. The achievements of the Attlee government are at the heart of my socialist beliefs but the compromises which led then to the split between free NHS care and means-tested social care remain the achilles heel as the NHS celebrates 70 years. It is utterly ludicrous to have se...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: NHS Health Society Cancer Cancer research Medical research Science KPMG Financial sector Accountancy Business Conservatives Politics Source Type: news

Follow - up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity
In New Zealand, large proportion did not receive event debrief, referral to social support or specialist (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Follow-up Lacking for Women With Severe Maternal Morbidity
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- Women in New Zealand who experienced severe maternal morbidity (SMM) often do not receive information, an offer of support, or a follow-up appointment before their hospital discharge, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Estimating the economic costs of ethnic health inequities: protocol for a prevalence-based cost-of-illness study in New Zealand (2003-2014) - Reid P, Paine SJ, Te Ao B, Willing E, Wyeth E, Vaithianathan R.
INTRODUCTION: There is significant international interest in the economic impacts of persistent inequities in morbidity and mortality. However, very few studies have quantified the costs associated with unfair and preventable ethnic/racial inequities in he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Commentary: New Zealand's full decriminalisation means police and sex workers collaborate to try to reduce violence - Healy C.
I was hired as a receptionist in a massage parlour in 1987 in Wellington, New Zealand, naively believing massage was the nature of the work. Soon after I became a masseuse, as sex workers were called to avoid associations with the laws prohibiting sex w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Factors influencing post-earthquake decisions on buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand - Kim JJ, Elwood KJ, Marquis F, Chang SE.
The high demolition rate (~60%) of reinforced concrete (RC) buildings that generally performed well in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been one of the most important lessons from the Canterbury Earthquakes. In an effort to understand such an outcome, variou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Procedures from international guidelines for assessing seismic risk to flood-control levees - Zimmaro P, Kwak DY, Stewart JP, Brandenberg SJ, Balakrishnan A, Jongejan R, Ausilio E, Dente G, Xie J, Mikami A.
We synthesize engineering procedures for estimating the seismic performance of major flood-control levees as given in guidelines documents and design codes from Canada (British Columbia), China, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States. Some guidel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

World of weird: the new exhibits at London's eccentric Horniman Museum
Museum ’s director on how its epic anthropology collection fulfils its founder’s brief to “bring the world to Forest Hill”The Horniman Museum ’s new director is surrounded by more than 3,000 objects collected over a century ago to show the English how fascinating, different and frankly weird the rest of the world was, but the object he loves most was made in the past year.The “eco-warrior’s helmet”, covered in spikes of sea shells, was created by the New Zealand artist Chris Charteris as an emblem of the resourcefulness of the Kiribati nation, whose archipelago homes are immi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Museums Anthropology Science Culture London UK news Source Type: news

World of wonder: the new exhibits at London's eccentric Horniman Museum
Museum ’s director on how its epic anthropology collection fulfils its founder’s brief to “bring the world to Forest Hill”The Horniman Museum ’s new director is surrounded by more than 3,000 objects collected over a century ago to show the English how fascinating, different and frankly weird the rest of the world was, but the object he loves most was made in the past year.The “eco-warrior’s helmet”, covered in spikes of sea shells, was created by the New Zealand artist Chris Charteris as an emblem of the resourcefulness of the Kiribati nation, whose archipelago homes are immi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Museums Anthropology Science Culture London UK news Source Type: news

Liquefaction assessments at shallow foundation building sites in the Central Business District of Christchurch, New Zealand - Bray JD, Markham CS, Cubrinovski M.
The 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence provides an exceptional opportunity to investigate the effects of varying degrees of liquefaction on the built environment. Significant ground settlements and building damage in the Central Business District (CB... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Dr Michael Mosley's life plan: How the Mediterranean 5:2 diet can beat jet lag
Fresh from a trip to New Zealand, Dr Michael Mosley discusses the link between fasting and jet lag. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beauty brands have transformed the industry to create products to eliminate waste in your routine
Ethique is a New Zealand-based company and first launched in five years ago with the goal to eliminate plastic in its products. Lush has introduced bath bombs to raise awareness of plastic pollution. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian firm begins testing imaging AI algorithm
Australian artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Maxwell Plus will...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM: AI can accurately detect cerebral microbleeds Live from SIIM 2018: AI and value-based healthcare Australia needs space for radioactive waste Australian hospitals hit by PACS data migration misfire Zebra unveils deep learning in Australia, New Zealand (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

To forecast winter rainfall in Los Angeles, look to New Zealand in the summer
Variability in El Niño cycles was long considered a reliable tool for predicting winter precipitation in the Southwest United States, but its forecasting power has diminished in recent years. In a study published today in Nature Communications, National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have found a new method to project wet or dry conditions for the winter ahead. "Influences between the hemispheres ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245408&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weapon of mass distraction: New Zealand's National Security System - Johanson T.
This article asserts that the NSS fails to be the central framework i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Changes in New Zealand's alcohol environment following implementation of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (2012) - Randerson S, Casswell S, Huckle T.
AIM: To assess the impact of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (SSAA) on the alcohol environment from 2013 to 2015. METHOD: A mixed methods study incorporating key informant interviews and administrative data to assess changes between 2013 an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Shaking for innovation: the (re)building of a (smart) city in a post disaster environment - Marek L, Campbell M, Bui L.
This paper begins by exploring a smart city approach in post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand, by telling the city's story so far. We take the position of critical scholars who are engaged in a live smart cities project that involves the measurement of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Violence and aggression in the emergency department is under-reported and under-appreciated - Richardson SK, Grainger PC, Ardagh MW, Morrison R.
AIM: To examine levels of reporting of violence and aggression within a tertiary level emergency department in New Zealand, and to explore staff attitudes to violence and reporting. METHOD: A one-month intensive, prospective audit of the emergency ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Time to CT head in adult patients with suspected traumatic brain injury: association with the 'Shorter Stays in Emergency Departments' health target in Aotearoa New Zealand - Jones P, Athaullah W, Harper A, Wells S, LeFevre J, Stewart J, Curtis E, Reid P, Ameratunga S.
A national health target for length of stay in emergency departments (ED) was introduced in 2009 to reduce crowding and improve quality of care. We aimed to determine whether the target was associated with changes in time to CT and appropriateness of CT im... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Zebra Medical secures $30M in financing
Big-data visualization software developer Zebra Medical Vision has secured...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Zebra, Change Healthcare partner on AI Zebra to exhibit AI image analysis with Google at RSNA 2017 Zebra offers AI reads of medical images for $1 per scan Teleradiology Solutions partners with Zebra Medical Zebra unveils deep learning in Australia, New Zealand (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news