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April 27th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP April 27, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

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April 27th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:30 pm

CDC Response to Sick Passenger on Delta Plane in Chicago

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http://www.cdc.gov/media/haveyouheard/

CDC Response to Sick Passenger on Delta Plane in Chicago

April 26, 2012

CDC received a report earlier this evening of a passenger on a plane at Midway Airport who had a rash. Since the passenger had been in Africa, a family member had reported concerns that the rash might be monkeypox. The passenger was evaluated by Chicago Emergency Medical Services. Medical staff at CDC and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) reviewed the case and, based on the patient’s symptoms and photographs of the rash, it does not appear that the signs and symptoms are consistent with a monkeypox infection. The ill passenger was advised to seek medical care and the rest of the passengers were released from the plane. CDC and CDPH believe there is very little risk to other passengers. However, out of an abundance of caution, the airline will be collecting contact information for other passengers should CDC need to contact them in the future.



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April 27th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:08 pm

ILI Outpatient Visits — Week 16

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April 27th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:00 pm

VuStik : A new, easy-to-use video laryngoscopy device

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http://www.ems1.com/ems-products/medical-equipment/airway-management/articles/1275929-VuStik-offers-options-for-video-or-direct-laryngoscopy/

Insights on Innovation
by Dan White

VuStik offers options for video or direct laryngoscopy

“The VuStik is a new, easy-to-use video laryngoscopy device. It uses your existing motor skills rather than requiring you to develop all new ones, and makes difficult intubation easier and visually verifies the correct placement of every ET tube.

 

It offers several other important advantages for EMS providers. The VuStik handpiece is a durable and lightweight hand-held unit with a 2.4″ 320 x 240-resolution color monitor……”



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April 27th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:56 pm

Keeping firefighters from overheating at a working fire

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http://www.ems1.com/ems-products/Rehabilitation/articles/1276329-Rehab-shirts-keep-firefighters-cool/

Rehab shirts keep firefighters cool

By EMS1 Staff

Cool Shirt Systems introduced two products at FDIC to keep firefighters from overheating at a working fire. One monitors body temperature while the other cools firefighters.

 

The Porticool 2 system is a vest made of wicking material worn against the skin under station wear. Tubes sewn into the vest circulate carbon dioxide, which both cools the body and evaporates sweat….”



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April 27th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:53 pm

FDA approves ZOLL X Series defibrillator

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http://www.ems1.com/ems-products/aeds/articles/1275941-Zoll-X-Series-defibrillator-gets-FDAs-OK/

Insights on Innovation
by Dan White

ZOLL X Series defibrillator gets FDA’s OK

“ZOLL Medical recently won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its ZOLL X monitor/defibrillator, a smaller, more powerful device aimed at the EMS market.


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“We believe the X Series is a game changer for ZOLL in the EMS market. We have the size and weight advantages that ZOLL is known for without compromising features or functionality,” President Jonathan Rennert said in prepared remarks…..”



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April 27th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:50 pm

PAPupuncture

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http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2012/april/pain-relief-with-pap-injections-may-last-100-times-longer-than-a-traditional-acupuncture-treatment

Pain relief with PAP injections may last 100 times longer than a traditional acupuncture treatment

 

UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture.

PAP (red) is found in neurons that sense pain-producing stimuli. Credit: Zylka lab, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Monday, April 23, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – “Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a new way to deliver long-lasting pain relief through an ancient medical practice.

In an article published in the April 23 online edition of Molecular Pain, UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture……”



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April 27th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:46 pm

Ohio: The law says that if someone has not discovered an alleged injury or negligent act after four years, then he/she may not sue. An appellate court decision found that the law is unconstitutional.

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http://www.osma.org/news/release.dT/ohio-supreme-court-takes-up-medical-liability-case-/1861

http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/06/20/prsb0620.htm

Ohio Supreme Court Takes Up Medical Liability Case

Thursday, April 26, 2012

“The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments on April 25 on the constitutionality of Ohio’s statute of repose law. The law says that if someone has not discovered an alleged injury or negligent act after four years, then he/she may not sue. An appellate court decision in Ruther v. Kaiser found that the law is unconstitutional.

The OSMA filed a friend-of-the court brief asking that the lower court’s ruling be overturned. A recap of these efforts is available in a June 2011 story by American Medical News. The OSMA strongly supports the statue of repose because it brings predictability and fairness into medical liability litigation……”



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April 27th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 1:43 pm

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga Infections Associated with a Raw Scraped Ground Tuna Product

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http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/bareilly-04-12/index.html

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga Infections Associated with a Raw Scraped Ground Tuna Product



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April 27th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 1:32 pm

FEMA SitRep, 4/27/12

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