Researchers are giving us new insight into the problem of food allergies and intolerances. A new study out of Brigham and Women's Hospital finds 3.6 percent of Americans are dealing with those problems.
Anecdotal evidence of food allergies abounds, but just how common are these allergies and intolerances? In a new study, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital combed through medical records from more than 2.7 million patients, identifying more than 97,000 with one or more documented food allergy or intolerance.
Because of the pressing chemical threat and the immediacy of illness, antidote development must be available to first responders (such as police officers or emergency medical technicians) treating victims on the scene of the attack.
There's a lot going on in emergency departments (EDs), most of it centered on saving lives. Documentation may rank pretty low on the staff's list of priorities, but that doesn't diminish its significance. To make note-taking more convenient, some hospitals have turned to speech recognition for help. Is it effective?
For Dr. Sarah Perman, it is not enough for a cardiac arrest patient’s heart to work properly again. “What we care about is not just survival to when they’re discharged from the hospital,” she said, “but neurologic recovery at discharge.”
Using therapeutic hypothermia to treat comatose patients who have experienced an in- or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and who have nonshockable initial rhythms can increase their chance of survival neurologically intact, new research suggests.
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