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Boston Marathon Bombings Force Reevaluation of Emergency Radiology Procedures

A review of an emergency radiology response to the US Boston Marathon bombings emphasizes the vital role medical imaging plays in emergency circumstances and ways in which radiology departments can optimize their preparedness for mass casualty incidents.   More...
29 Jul 2014

Busy Emergency Departments Offer Better Chance of Survival

A new analysis of hospitals in the United States finds that the busiest emergency departments resent the best chance of surviving, especially to patients whose condition is life-threatening.  More...
28 Jul 2014
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CT Scanning Not Necessary for Minor Head Injuries in Children

A US study of more than 40,000 children evaluated in hospital emergency departments for head trauma revealed that if children had only loss of consciousness, and no other signs or symptoms related to the head trauma, they are very unlikely to have sustained serious brain injuries. More...
24 Jul 2014

Tufts Medical Center Automates Anesthesia Documentation Process

Tufts Medical Center has adopted Anesthesia Touch, a full-featured anesthesia information management system (AIMS) that automates anesthesia documentation. More...
23 Jul 2014
Image: The Trellis peripheral infusion system (Photo courtesy of Covidien).

Thrombolytic Drug Delivery Device Dissolves Blood Clots

A redesigned peripheral infusion system enables focused treatment of blood clots to avoid potential post-thrombotic syndrome. More...
21 Jul 2014

Fasting Before Lipid Panel Deemed Unnecessary

A new study claims that requiring patients to fast for 8–12 hours before a lipid panel blood draw adds no clinical value and is an unnecessary burden. More...
21 Jul 2014
Image: The microchannel blood processor for preventing sepsis (Photo courtesy of OSU - Oregon State University).

New Technology Could Revolutionize Treatment of Sepsis

A small microchannel device for processing blood could be used to remove problematic endotoxins, helping to prevent sepsis.  More...
15 Jul 2014

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