Emergency Medicine

Paediatric and law experts define abusive head trauma

Abusive head trauma (AHT), a medical diagnosis of infants and young children who suffer from inflicted intracranial and associated spinal injuries, is often misrepresented in legal...

CCSSA Congress 23-26 Augustus 2018 – Call for abstracts

The organising Committee of the Critical Care Society of South Africa (CCSSA) invites you to participate in the programme by submitting an abstract for...

New sepsis treatment guidelines focus on critical first hour

For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated "Hour-1 Bundle" of the international, evidence-based...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

For more information, contact:T: 081 148 4526/ 081 250 4869E: congress@man.com.nawww.man.com.na 

HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

QR bracelet helps patients receive better treatment

Bracelets imprinted with a quick response (QR) code may allow patients with rare diseases to receive improved treatment through immediate access to management protocols,...

Medical graduates fail competency test

Registrar of the Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA), Cornelius Weyulu, this week confirmed that of the 99 graduates who underwent the evaluation in...

Key workflow interruptions in emergency departments identified

Interruptions in workflow, such as a phone call while working on another task, or when a colleague stops by for a chat, can lead to inefficiencies...

Epilepsy linked to increased death from accidents, suicide

People with epilepsy are twice as likely to die by suicide and three times more likely to die accidentally compared with the general population,...

New method lets doctors quickly assess severity of brain injuries

A new way to rapidly assess levels of consciousness in people with head injuries could improve patient care. The new score - based on the Glasgow...

High-intensity exercise harmful in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

High-intensity exercise is an independent marker for ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC), Øyvind H. Lie, M.D., from Oslo University Hospital in Norway,...

Severe stroke detected in seconds with 92% accuracy with portable device

A new device worn like a visor can detect emergent large-vessel occlusion in patients with suspected stroke with 92% percent accuracy report clinical investigators at the...

Longer stored blood could be unsafe for patients with massive loss,...

For severely injured patients who have massive bleeding and receive many transfusion units, older blood was associated with dysfunction in blood flow, increased injury...

Bystander defibrillation improves outcome for public cardiac arrest

Bystander automated external defibrillator use in shockable observed public out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is associated with improved survival and functional outcomes, a study published...

Common use of peripherally inserted central catheters could be risky

Many hospital patients get medicine or nutrition delivered straight into their bloodstream through a tiny device called a PICC. In just a decade, it's become the...

23-26 August: Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA)

Contact: secretariat@criticalcare.co.za Website: http://ccssa2018.co.za/

Perfusion imaging of stroke victims improves emergency treatment

A new study suggests that advanced brain imaging can identify stroke patients that could benefit from restoring blood flow in an extended treatment window. Researchers...