Imagine if your trauma unit was like a television show: Most patients would be rushed to a surgical suite, about a fourth of patients would suffer dramatic deaths, and half of the survivors would leave the hospital in less than a week, no matter the extent of their injuries.
Despite conventional wisdom that young women with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) present with an entirely different set of complaints than young men, a new study found that chest pain was the predominant symptom for both sexes.
As of mid-January, about 9,000 Americans with laboratory-confirmed influenza had sought care for their respiratory ailments and were admitted to the hospital, according to data from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Improving “door to needle time” is critical in treating stroke at emergency departments. Now, Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California have developed a way to treat stroke patients with clot-busting medication at more than twice the national average speed.