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Critical Care

Image: A new study asserts triage guidelines should include questions about blood thinners (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Patient’s Blood Thinner History Critical to EMS Triage

Adding anticoagulant or antiplatelet use to field triage guidelines for emergency medical services (EMS) could be a clinically important when responding to older adults with head trauma, according to a new study. More...
11 Apr 2017
Image: Research shows olfactory loss is linked to a higher mortality risk (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Loss of Smell Loss Can Predict Increased Mortality Risk

A new study suggests that poor odor identification and poor self-reported olfactory function are associated with greater likelihood of future mortality, irrespective of dementia status. More...
07 Apr 2017
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Image: Steroid injections to treat lower back pain show no long-term benefit, according to a new study (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Intradiscal Steroid Temporarily Alleviates Lower Back Pain

A single intradiscal injection of glucocorticoid (GC) is associated with reduced short-term low back pain (LBP) in patients with active discopathy, according to a new study. More...
06 Apr 2017
Image: A novel disposable syringe saves valuable medication in vials (Photo courtesy of QD Syringe Systems).

Disposable Syringe Eliminates Dead Space in Vials

A new disposable syringe with an integrated cone-shaped tip can completely extract costly medicines from rubber stopper vials and deliver them to patients effectively. More...
05 Apr 2017
Image: The EGDT protocol for treating septic shock shows no clinical benefit (Photo courtesy of Alamy).

Early Goal-Directed Therapy Ineffective for Septic Shock

Early, goal-directed therapy (EGDT) does not reduce mortality from septic shock at 90 days, according to a new study. More...
04 Apr 2017
Image: The Hospital Wearable Defibrillator protects patients at risk of VT or VF (Photo courtesy of ZOLL).

Wearable Defibrillator Protects Patients from Cardiac Arrest

A portable defibrillator continuously protects patients at risk from ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) episodes during their stay in the hospital. More...
30 Mar 2017
Image: A novel paper strip performs ABO and Rh group multiplex antigen assays (Photo courtesy of Hong Zhang).

Universal Assay Platform Allows Rapid Blood Grouping

A new study describes how a paper-based point-of-care assay could provide fast and reliable blood group testing at the patient’s bedside. More...
28 Mar 2017


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