Tag: injury

‘Trauma Centers’ Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home

The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a car accident. He went home...

In Alleged Money Grab, Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers

Ed Knight was taken to Chippenham Hospital after cutting his arm in a fall from a ladder. For stitching up his wound and sending him...

Colorado Will Pay Hospitals to Close Expensive Free-Standing ERs

Colorado health officials so abhor the high costs associated with free-standing emergency rooms they’re offering to pay hospitals to shut the facilities down. The state...

Rituximab Benefits Seen in Neuropsychiatric Lupus

Patients with neuropsychiatric manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) seem to benefit from rituximab (Rituxan) therapy, according to data from the British Isles Lupus Assessment...

Peloton, Feds Face Off After ‘Urgent Warning’

Peloton is pushing back against a U.S. government warning about the safety of its pricey home-use treadmill. Experts wonder if it’s a case of dangerous...

A New Biomarker of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Plasma levels of von Willebrand factor may be a useful biomarker of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its severity, new research suggests. “Reliable detection of...

AMA Applauds Biden’s Gun Control Directives

The American Medical Association (AMA) commended President Joe Biden on his administration’s executive actions to curb gun violence, which were announced on Thursday . AMA...

Doctor Killed in South Carolina Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a...

FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new over-the-counter device designed to protect children aged 13 years and older from sports-related traumatic...

Accident Gives MS Doctor Insight Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: The original text has been revised and updated. As Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, an esteemed British multiple sclerosis (MS) expert, set out for...

COVID-19 Drives Physician Burnout for Some Specialties

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physician burnout remains at a critical level, at 42% overall ―...

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new...

Microvascular Injury of Brain, Olfactory Bulbs Seen in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Multifocal microvascular injury in the brain and olfactory bulbs is another...

More Children Swallowed Powerful Magnets After Federal Ban Blocked

(Reuters Health) – After a federal rule banning powerful rare-earth magnets was blocked by a judge, increasing numbers of children have been turning up in...

Iatrogenic Injury During Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer screening is a routine procedure, but in rare instances, there can be medical complications. A new study finds that, compared to women who...

‘Landmark’ Study Pushed Detection of Covert Consciousness in TBI

Compelling advances in the ability to detect signs of consciousness in unconscious patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) are leading to unprecedented changes...

Most Home Health Aides Need to Work, Even When Lacking PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sue Williams-Ward — pictured with her granddaughter Tamarya Burnett — was...

Prehospital Plasma Boosts Survival in Traumatic Brain Injury

Prehospital plasma, administered soon after injury, appears to improve survival for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new analysis suggest. Administration of...

Conservative Parameters’ Key to Maximizing Cosmetic Results

Cosmetic laser procedures in darker skin types are associated with higher risks of pigmentary alterations and scarring, but can be performed safely with special considerations,...

Researchers on Study Curve for Gender-Affirming Vaginoplasty

Patient outcomes after gender-affirming vaginoplasty may improve as surgeons gain experience with the procedure, research suggests. For one surgeon, certain adverse events, including the need...

Concussion Blood Biomarkers Predict Athletes’ Return to Play

Two plasma biomarkers were notably associated with when athletes return to action after concussions, according to a new study of collegiate athletes and recovery time....

Artery-to-Vein Surgery Improves Dialysis Access

A simple reversal of the way a long-standing surgical procedure is performed to create an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access significantly improves the fistula’s function...

Unfriend Hospital’s Name, Staff Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A local mask-wearing campaign, objections to a hospitals name, and a...

Predictors of Improvement in Disorders of Consciousness

Younger age, shorter time since injury, higher level of responsiveness and consciousness, and EEG reactivity to eye opening are all factors that can predict 6-month...

Older Adults Often Underestimate Ability to Prevent Falls

An intervention designed to prevent serious fall injuries among older adults was less effective than researchers expected but did identify important ways for clinicians to...