Children with mothers prescribed opioids more likely to overdose

1. Children aged ≤10 years who had overdosed on opioids were more than 2 times more likely to have a mother with opioid prescriptions than...

Clinical decision tool may discriminate need for ICU in children with traumatic brain injury...

1. Based on this secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study, certain clinical features, including lower GCS score, and head CT findings, including midline...

No difference between therapeutic hypo- and normo-thermia with in-hospital cardiac arrest in children

1. In children who suffered in-hospital cardiac arrest, there was no significant difference in 1-year survival in those randomized to a therapeutic hypothermia group...

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...
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