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Month: July 2012

Pain Level Tied to Suicide Attempts in Migraineurs

Previous research has reported that suicide attempts are higher for migraineurs than those without these headaches. A new national study suggests that pain severity may account for this increased risk. The analysis showed that...

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Expeditors in EDs: Facilitating Patient Throughput

Patients commonly experience lulls in their treatment during the course of their visits to the emergency department (ED). Following the triage of patients, they often wait to be brought back to a room. After initial assessments,...

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A New Anesthesia Delivery Workstation

A high-performance anesthesia delivery system (Arkon, OSI Systems) has received 510(k) marketing clearance from the FDA. The system provides anesthesiologists with reliable tools for monitoring patients under anesthesia and...

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BMI, Surgery, & VTE Risk in Middle-Aged Women

The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) appears to be higher as BMI increases and when surgery is required, according to an investigation of more than a million middle-aged women. Women with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher were...

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