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February 3rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP February 3, 2012 @ 6:54 am

Papua New Guinea: 238 rescued; dozens still missing

CNN, 2/3/12
“The Australian authorities said Thursday that they were helping
Papua New Guinea with rescue efforts for a passenger boat that
was reported to have sunk with as many as 350 people on board.”

Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/02/world/asia/papua-new-guinea-boat/index.html



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February 3rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:53 am

Alleged terrorists apprehended or killed in Philippines

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CNN, 2/3/12:  “The Philippine military said it killed a man who is on the FBI
most-wanted terror list and two other senior militants Thursday
in a predawn airstrike on a remote southern island.”

Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/02/world/asia/philippines-terror-deaths/index.html



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February 3rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:51 am

Explosion at Colombian police station

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CNN, 2/3/12:  “Six people were killed in an explosion targeting a police
station in southern Colombia Thursday……”

LINK: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/02/world/americas/colombia-violence/index.html



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February 3rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:49 am

More rioting in Suez leaves at least 2 dead and 900 injured

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CNN, 2/3/12: 

“Egyptians clash with police, leaving two dead in Suez and at
least 900 injured near the Interior Ministry headquarters in
Cairo, officials following a deadly soccer riot.”

Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/02/world/africa/egypt-soccer-deaths/index.html



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February 3rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 12:27 am

35 hit with raw-milk Campylobacter

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http://www.publicopiniononline.com/localnews/ci_19877731

Raw milk-related illness number climbs to 35 in three states

By Jim Hook
 
 

CHAMBERSBURG — Feb. 2, 2012 — “The Maryland health department has found bacteria in two bottles of raw milk produced at a farm near Scotland.Meanwhile, the number of people sickened in the Campylobacter outbreak on Thursday grew to 35 in three states — 28 confirmed cases in Pennsylvania, four in Maryland and one in New Jersey, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The outbreak started Friday with the report of six cases……”



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February 3rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 12:22 am

Accidental Traumatic Brain Injury in Little Kids: Intellectual, Behavioral, and Social Outcomes

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Intellectual, Behavioral, and Social Outcomes of Accidental Traumatic Brain
Injury in Early Childhood
Louise M. Crowe, Cathy Catroppa, Franz E. Babl, and Vicki Anderson
Pediatrics 2012;129 e262-e268
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/129/2/e262?etoc

Moderate/severe TBI at an early age appears to be associated with lowered intellectual function and possibly behavior problems. A child’s environment influences cognitive and behavior function after TBI.



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February 3rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 12:18 am

Norovirus is emerging as an increasingly common hospital-associated organism. Ohhhh, crap!

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http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/PIIS0196655311012107/abstract

Frequency of outbreak investigations in US hospitals: Results of a national survey of infection preventionists

AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Volume 40, Issue 1, Pages 2-8, February 2012

Norovirus is emerging as an increasingly common hospital-associated organism causing outbreaks in nonacute settings and may lead to unit/department closures.



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February 3rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 12:15 am

e-prescribing: Fewer errors

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http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/240993.php

MNT

Medication Errors In Hospitals Reduced By e-Prescribing

“…..In the study……the authors studied the introduction of the Cerner Millennium e-prescribing system into one ward in one hospital (Hospital A), and used three other wards as controls. At another hospital, the authors compared the error rates on two wards before and after the introduction of the e-prescribing system iSoft MedChart.

The study looked at both procedural (e.g., incomplete, unclear medication orders) and clinical (e.g., wrong dose, wrong drug) orders, and rated the severity of the errors (minor to serious). The researchers found that on the three intervention wards where an e-prescribing system was implemented the procedural prescribing error rates fell by over 90%.

The researchers found that serious clinical errors declined significantly by 44% on the three wards that used the e-prescribing system whereas the serious clinical error rate fell by 16.7% in control wards that did not get the system…..”



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February 3rd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 12:13 am

A slight case of embarassment in Ann Arbor……

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http://www.annarbor.com/news/crime/u-m-health-system-ceo-calls-delay-in-child-porn-reporting-painful-moment-in-our-history/

U-M Health System CEO calls delay in reporting child porn ‘painful moment in our history’

Posted: Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 5:38 p.m.
 



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