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Emergency Department Use of Neuroimaging in Children and Adolescents Presenting with Headache

5 days ago   |   By The Journal of Pediatrics

To evaluate emergency department use and outcomes of neuroimaging for headache in a free-standing children's hospital system.
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Radiology Callbacks to a Pediatric Emergency Department and Their Clinical Impact

Radiology Callbacks to a Pediatric Emergency Department and Their Clinical Impact

5 days ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Background
Clinical impact of radiology callbacks remains largely unknown in the pediatric emergency department .
Objective
The aim of this study was to describe the incidence, nature of radiology callbacks, and the impact on clinical care during the return visit .
Methods
We performed a retrospective chart review of quality assurance database of RVs for radiology callbacks to our PED over a 1-year period.
Results
Return visit rate to our PED was 3% of which 1.9% was for radiology callbacks. Radiology misses involved mostly x-ray interpretations , occurred after-hours , with fractures...
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Efficiency of Using Pediatrics Emergency Services and Triage Evaluation

Efficiency of Using Pediatrics Emergency Services and Triage Evaluation

5 days ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Objective
The aim of the study was to evaluate the pediatric emergency department in a main teaching hospital.
Methods
Retrospective review of all children presented to PED at King Abdulaziz University Hospital from September to November 2014 was performed. We classified priority into the following 5 stages: 1, need resuscitation; 2, emergent; 3, urgent; 4, less urgent; and 5, nonurgent.
Results
A total of 2567 children attended PED for 3 months. Toddler age group was the highest. Respiratory complaints were the commonest , followed by gastrointestinal complaints. The majority were...
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Role of Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Role of Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Vitamin D may play an important role in the induction and regulation of the critical immune tolerance process. New study focuses on the immunological changes that occur in... Read more ...

NHS boss warns of cannabis addiction risk for kids after former Tory leader...

NHS boss warns of cannabis addiction risk for kids after former Tory leader calls for legalisation

NHS boss Simon Stevens noted that young people come to think of smoking marijuana as safe in countries where it has been decriminalised. Read more ...

Non-dairy Drinks Dangerous for Infants

Non-dairy Drinks Dangerous for Infants

Infants below one year who were given non-dairy drinks instead of breast milk were found to be at risk of malnutrition. Read more ...

Research says marijuana might improve sex drive for some

Research says marijuana might improve sex drive for some

Daily Mail Online spoke to two sex therapists who say that cannabis can relieve pressure, decrease pain and bring about a feeling of relaxation, all of which, in turn, could... Read more ...

Binge Drinking in Teens May Affect Short-Term Memory

Binge Drinking in Teens May Affect Short-Term Memory

Excessive drinking in teens may interfere with the activity of brain cells required for sustaining short-term memory. Read more ...

Exercise Makes the Blood of Obese People Healthier: Study

Exercise Makes the Blood of Obese People Healthier: Study

Exercise helps reduce the number of blood-forming stem cells associated with the production of blood cells responsible for inflammation in obese people. Read more ...

New cases of salmonellosis reported in melon-related outbreak

New cases of salmonellosis reported in melon-related outbreak

Ten more people are sick in a Salmonella outbreak that has spread to two more states. Pre-cut melons are implicated, according to public health officials who renewed their... Read more ...

New Algorithm VoxelMorph Speeds Up Processing for Analyzing 3D Medical Images

New Algorithm VoxelMorph Speeds Up Processing for Analyzing 3D Medical Images

A machine-learning algorithm that can register brain scans and other 3-D images more than 1,000 times more quickly using novel learning techniques has been developed by... Read more ...

Study Shows Link Between Strong Muscles and a Strong Brain

Study Shows Link Between Strong Muscles and a Strong Brain

By Dr. Mercola Science has linked the benefit of physical exercise to brain health for many years. In fact, compelling evidence suggests physical exercise not only helps build... Read more ...

Link Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Scarring Lung Disease Identified

Link Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Scarring Lung Disease Identified

Lower blood levels of vitamin D are associated with increased risk of early signs of interstitial lung disease , found study. Read more ...