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

7 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

7 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

7 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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U.S. follows Canada with recall of Now Real Food seed snacks

U.S. follows Canada with recall of Now Real Food seed snacks

A snack mix sold under the Now Real Food brand that was recalled in Canada a few days ago is now being recalled in the United States because clover seeds in the product are... Read more ...

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Rosemary essential oil has been identified as a potential alternative treatment for stress. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into ROEO's... Read more ...

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Standing up could lower your risk of diabetes

Standing up could lower your risk of diabetes

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Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

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Boy, 9, left with an untreatable hole in his eye after playing with a laser...

Boy, 9, left with an untreatable hole in his eye after playing with a laser pointer

Normally macular holes are treatable, but the surgery inevitably causes cataracts, which permanently clouds vision. However, in this case in Greece, even that wasn't an option. Read more ...

Drinking four cups of coffee a day could help heart grow stronger

Drinking four cups of coffee a day could help heart grow stronger

Researchers in Germany found in experiments on mice that levels of caffeine equivalent to four cups of coffee could help to strengthen the cells which line the heart and blood... Read more ...

Physical Function in Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis: An Application of...

Physical Function in Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis: An Application of the Short Physical Performance Battery

Background and Purpose: There is a growing prevalence of older persons living with multiple sclerosis , and this cohort likely undergoes changes in physical function associated... Read more ...

Determining Whether a Dosage-Specific and Individualized Home Exercise...

Determining Whether a Dosage-Specific and Individualized Home Exercise Program With Consults Reduces Fall Risk and Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Difficulty Walking: A Randomized Control Trial

Background and Purpose: The development and implementation of effective interventions to prevent falls in older adults is a public health priority. The purpose of this study... Read more ...