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Dust cloud exposure, injury on 9/11 led to heart, respiratory disease diagnosis

July 24, 2017

Participants exposed to dust clouds and injury on 9/11 were later diagnosed with respiratory and heart diseases, according to a study published in Injury Epidemiology.

“Our findings indicate that intense exposure on a single day — the first day of the disaster — contributes substantially to the risk of developing chronic conditions,” Robert M. Brackbill, PhD, of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said in a press release.

In the Journals

Analysis of hospital discharges: Pulmonary embolism linked with systemic lupus erythematosus

May 25, 2017
Pulmonary embolism was associated with lupus, according to results of a recently published retrospective study. Srinadh Annangi, MBBS, from the Morehouse School…
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Low risk for pulmonary embolism among children without tachycardia, hypoxia

September 21, 2016
The risk is low for pulmonary embolism in children with an initial suspicion of the condition who are not undergoing estrogen therapy and do not have tachycardia and…
In the Journals

Unnecessary ICU use affects patient costs, care

August 12, 2016
Some institutions unnecessarily utilize ICU care for patients with certain medical conditions who can likely be treated in non-ICU settings, resulting in increased…
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CME Article

Identifying and Managing Sources of Pain and Distress in Children with Neurological Impairment

Pediatric Annals, April 2010, Volume 39 Issue 4
Pain is a frequent and significant problem for many children with severe neurological impairment (NI).1–4…
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VIDEO: How a physician can perform well in MIPS

March 23, 2017
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