Thursday, 22 March 2018
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Heart attack and stroke patients prescribed statin medication upon discharge have better outcomes

Added: 20.03.2018 2:09 | 0 views | 0 comments

Patients with a prior history of heart attacks or stroke have better outcomes when cholesterol-lowering medications are used after they're discharged from the hospital, according to a new study.

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Health data used to predict who will use opioids after hospitalization

Added: 20.03.2018 2:09 | 2 views | 0 comments

Using electronic health record data, researchers identified patient-specific variables which were highly associated with the progression to COT. These included having a history of substance use disorder, past year receipt of a benzodiazepine, receipt of an opioid at hospital discharge and high opioid requirements during hospitalization. The model correctly predicted chronic opioid therapy in 79% of the patients and no COT correctly in 78% of the patients.

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Social security's process for determining disability in adults

Added: 19.03.2018 21:20 | 1 views | 0 comments

A new report examines to what extent and in which ways health care utilization -- such as in-patient hospitalizations, emergency department use, and hospital readmission -- reflects disease severity, disability, and ability to perform gainful activity.

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Doctors find air pocket where part of man's brain should be

Added: 19.03.2018 21:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

March 20, 2018 5:00 AM
The 84-year-old man arrived in the hospital emergency room with complaints that were not uncommon for a patient his age.

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Identifying 'designer' drugs taken by overdose patients

Added: 19.03.2018 19:38 | 10 views | 0 comments

Medical professionals are scrambling to meet growing demand for emergency room treatment of drug overdoses, but they're hampered by the lack of a quick and easy test to screen patients for synthetic 'designer' drugs. Chemists are developing such a test with the hope that hospitals could eventually use it to choose the appropriate treatment.

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Ant McPartlin pictured returning home at 2.40am after 10 hours in custody over 'drink-drive crash'

Added: 19.03.2018 10:30 | 8 views | 0 comments

Ant McPartlin returned home in the small hours of today after he was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a crash in which a three-year-old girl was taken to hospital.

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Baby left at Jersey hospital with 'cord attached'

Added: 19.03.2018 7:57 | 12 views | 0 comments

Police have said they are "extremely concerned" about the baby's mother's welfare.


2 injured in Austin explosion, authorities say

Added: 19.03.2018 3:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

Two men were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries after an explosion in southwest Austin, Texas, on Sunday evening, authorities said.


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