Machine learning can be used to analyse electronic health records and predict the risk of emergency hospital admissions, a new study from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.
An initial screening tool can be used effectively in a busy, inner?city emergency department to identify child sex trafficking victims presenting with high?risk health complaints.
Many older patients who are considered frail by medical standards receive anticoagulants (blood thinners) and undergo cardiac catheterization during a heart attack. While these treatments can be helpful, they also can cause major bleeding, and frailty is an important bleeding risk factor according to a study published today in in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.
A tweet from @AnnalsofIM in response to the National Rifle Association (@NRA) sparked an online movement of physicians who say that firearms are, indeed, 'their lane.' Physicians tweeted first-hand accounts of dealing with the aftermath of gun violence. Some even shared bloody photos illustrating the horrors of firearm injury. An editorial on the 'Twitter war' and its aftermath is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Noise in hospitals is a common concern among patients, families and staff. In the UK, 40 percent of hospital patients are bothered by noise at night.
Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection -- from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more -- highlights the value of patient engagement in research.
A new study has found that older patients who were hospitalised were 72 percent more likely to be given a potentially inappropriate prescription after their hospital admission, independent of other patient factors.
I wanted to alert you to two interesting papers from our researchers on opioid use. One focuses on overdoses among Massachusetts adolescents while the other is a data analysis that found prescription opioids dispensed to children/adolescents have steadily decreased since 2012.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its concussion recommendations to support children and teens engaging in light physical activity and returning to school as they recover. The report, revised for the first time in eight years, also advises against complete removal of electronic devices. Mark Halstead, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics and of orthopedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, was the lead author of the AAP report.
A neonatal intensive care unit nurse's ability to provide optimal patient care is influenced by a variety of factors -- not just how many babies he or she is caring for or how sick they might be, a new study suggests.