Induced hypothermia not associated with improved outcomes for status epilepticus: The HYBERNATUS study

1. Absence of functional impairment 90 days after status epilepticus (SE) was, non-significantly, higher in patients that received standard care compared to patients in...

No association found between length of storage for transfused red blood cells and patient...

1. No significant differences in mortality were observed when comparing patients that received fresh versus stored blood. 2. Findings indicate that the current practice of...

Regular home visits reduce healthcare visits among first-born infants

1. First-time parents receiving home visits from nurses and trained educators regarding infant health were less likely to take their child to an emergency...

Post-myocardial infarction beta-blockers improve mortality but may decrease function in elderly nursing home patients

1. In this propensity-matched retrospective cohort study, elderly nursing home residents who used beta-blockers after an acute myocardial infarction, especially those with underlying cognitive...

An analysis of emergency department visits for outpatient adverse drug events

1. The prevalence of emergency department visits for adverse drug events in the United States was estimated to be 4 per 1000 individuals in...

Bystander CPR linked to improved outcomes for pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

1. In pediatric patients who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BCPR) was linked to better survival and favorable neurologic outcomes. 2. Conventional...

Opioid poisonings amongst children and adolescents nearly doubled from 1997 to 2012

1. From 1997 to 2012 the rate of hospitalization for opioid poisoning amongst children aged 1 to 19 years rose by 165%. The majority...

Variation in management and outcomes of febrile infants

1. Great variation in management was seen among a cohort of febrile infants treated in the California Kaiser system. 2. Of the studied infants, 59%...

Levosimendan does not improve sepsis-related outcomes: The LeoPARDS trial

1. No significant difference was observed in 28-day mean SOFA score or overall mortality in patients who received levosimendan vs. controls. 2. A significant increase...

Children with persistent post-concussion symptoms have a lower quality of life

1. Based on a prospective, multicenter cohort study conducted in Canada, children after a concussion who had persistent post-concussion symptoms scored lower on a...
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