Conference Reports

By Shazia Qureshi

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands -- April 16, 2019 -- A study assessing emergency department patients presenting with fever or elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) suggests that chest x-ray might not be a useful diagnostic if no other signs or symptoms of pneumonia are present....

By Charles Grey

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- March 25, 2019 -- In patients with catecholamine-resistant distributive shock and baseline mean arterial pressure (MAP)

Results of the phase 3 Treatment of High-Output Shock (ATHOS-3) trial, presented here at the 39th International Symposium on...

By Charles Grey

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- March 22, 2019 -- A new, highly purified, double virus-inactivated human fibrinogen concentrate (HFC) was at least as efficacious as cryoprecipitate for the treatment of bleeding in patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery for pseudomyxoma peritonei (...

By Chris Berrie

VIENNA, Austria -- March 1, 2019 -- Patients with multiple trauma receive significantly lower radiation exposure (and comparable image quality) when biphasic injection protocols and adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction-V (ASiR-V) are added to whole-body computed...

By Alex Morrisson

HONOLULU -- February 7, 2019 -- The early treatment of suspected strokes by sticking adhesive patches containing glyceryl trinitrate on patients did not appear to change outcomes, according to a study presented here at the 2019 International Stroke Conference (ISC)....

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...

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