Emergency Medicine

UCT study uses genetics to explore injury risks

University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers have used an innovative approach to generate data that provides a DNA sequence road map that can be...

VTA Symposium 2019: Urgent call for registration

Deadline looming for registrations for VTA symposium from 22-24 February

Practitioners advised not to respond to additional PCNS documentation request

Request for additional personal details ‘unreasonable, not backed by regulatory requirements’

Emergency hospitalisations accelerates cognitive decline in elderly

Emergency and urgent hospitalisations are associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults, report researchers at Rush University Medical Center. Results of their...

New SA Medical Association chair DR ANGELIQUE COETZEE: ‘Getting SAMA back...

The next three years will, without a doubt, be among the most challenging for all the major players across the South African healthcare landscape. Newly-elected SA...

Should patients call doctors by their first names?*

For some this is OK but for others, a problem…

Holiday stress can trigger heart attacks

Higher risk seen on Christmas Eve, particularly in older adults with diabetes, heart disease

DNA study shows stethoscopes loaded with bacteria, including staphylococcus

Findings suggest common cleaning methods leave bacteria behind

Latest SA Health Review focuses on continued human resource needs

Health System Trust launches 21st edition of South African Health Review today

MI’s on increase among young, particularly women

Increase especially great among women, who were less likely to receive guideline-based treatment

BREAKING NEWS: Health ministry ‘rejects with contempt’ media reports on alleged...

Clearly meant to cast ‘serious aspersions’ on credibility of the process, ministry claims in strongly worded statement just released

New VTE practice guidelines published by American Society of Hematology

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, has long recognised the need for...

Study identifies the sepsis symptoms that lead to death

A new study published in the Journal of Critical Care has identified the specific symptoms that put patients at the greatest risk of dying from sepsis...

22-24 February 2019: 11th International Ventilation through the Ages Symposium

Venue: The Canvas, Riversands, Johannesburg Contact: chipo@eoafrica.co.za Website: http://vtasymposium.co.za/Growing awareness of the complexity of the management of critically ill patients has led to competence in mechanical ventilation...

Groups join forces for 2019 heart congress

Traditional convenors collaborate for PASCAR 2019 in Johannesburg

Would changing term Intensive Care Unit promote less aggressive care?

Use of aggressive, invasive interventions in some cases may be at odds with what is best for the patient

Potentially life-changing study for trauma resus to be conducted at SU

Emergency medicine experts from Stellenbosch University (SU) are embarking on ground-breaking clinical research that has the potential to change pre-hospital care of civilian and military trauma victims worldwide

Potentially life-changing study for trauma resus to be conducted at SU

Emergency medicine experts from Stellenbosch University (SU) are embarking on ground-breaking clinical research that has the potential to change pre-hospital care of civilian and military trauma victims worldwide