• NorthShore and Color partner to deliver the power of genomics in routine primary care

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    NorthShore University HealthSystem and Color today announced a groundbreaking partnership to deliver the power of genomics to routine primary care at population scale.
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  • Provision of Guideline-Based Pediatric Asthma Care in US Emergency Departments

    8 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objectives
    National guidelines for routine pediatric acute asthma care recommend providing corticosteroids, and discourage routinely obtaining chest radiographs and using antibiotics. We examined rates of adherence to all 3 of these aspects during emergency department visits and compared performance between pediatric and general EDs.
    Methods
    Using the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, we included all nontransfer ED visits for patients younger than 19 years with a diagnosis of asthma and treatment with albuterol from 2005 to 2015. Guideline-based care, defined as (1)...
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  • Hospital-Based Emergency Department Visits With Pediatric Burns: Characteristics and Outcomes

    8 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    The objective of this study was to examine the characteristics and outcomes in children presenting to emergency departments with burn injuries.
    Methods
    The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for the years 2008 to 2013 was used. All patients younger than 18 years who visited a hospital-based ED with a burn injury were selected. The study focused on (1) demographics , (2) characteristics of burns , (3) disposition status after ED/hospitalization, (4) charges , and (5) patient outcomes. Inclusion criteria were a visit to ED in the United States with a burn. Descriptive...
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  • Universal Intimate-Partner Violence Assessment in the Pediatric Emergency Department and Urgent Care Setting: A Retrospective Review

    8 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    The aim of this study was to examine universal intimate-partner violence assessment in the pediatric acute care setting.
    Methods
    We reviewed universal IPV assessment over 1 year in 2 emergency departments and 3 urgent care centers within a children's hospital system. Written IPV assessment used 2 questions (ie, safety concerns at home, information desired); “yes” to either was considered positive. We identified positive assessments via preexisting quality report. We collected demographics, resource utilization, and reason for positive screen by chart review. Positive assessment...
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