Conference Reports

By Nancy A. Melville

SEATTLE, Wash -- November 26, 2018 -- Paediatric patients weighing

“Patients less than 15 kg tolerate intramuscular epinephrine without serious adverse events, even in doses well above the recommended 0.01 mg/kg,” reported Jennifer Jensen, Seattle Children’s...

By Brian Hoyle

SAN DIEGO -- November 20, 2018 -- The prognosis remains poor for cancer patients undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), researchers reported here at the 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium.

“A significant proportion of patients who...

By Brian Hoyle

SAN DIEGO -- October 30, 2018 -- A risk-prediction model enables emergency medical responders to determine whether urgent dialysis is necessary prior to ambulance transport, according to researchers presenting at Kidney Week 2018, the Annual Meeting of the American Society...

By Brian Hoyle

SAN DIEGO -- October 30, 2018 -- Patients with pneumonia who present at the emergency department with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) under 55.89 mL/min/1.73 m2 are likely to have more severe pneumonia, and are at greater risk of dying during their...

By Michael Bassett

BOSTON -- October 25, 2018 -- In states where patients have limited access to trauma-centre care, a greater number of injured patients die before they arrive at the hospital, according to research presented here at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American College of...

By Michael Bassett

BOSTON -- October 24, 2018 -- Patients with thermal injuries are at a higher risk than other previously studied surgical populations of developing long-term opioid dependency, according to results of a large database study presented here at the 2018 Annual Meeting of...

By Louise Gagnon

BALTIMORE, Md -- October 9, 2018 -- Low levels of serum albumin are associated with an increased risk of hospital readmission, according to a study presented here at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

“The level of serum...

By Alex Morrisson

MUNICH, Germany -- August 28, 2018 -- Cardiac injury can occur without an actual myocardial infarction (MI), according to updated definition and guidelines presented here at the 2018 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

“The term myocardial injury...

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