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National study aims to prove value of mobile stroke units


Roughly every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke. Almost every four minutes, one of those people will die as a result. Against that backdrop, UCLA Health has officially launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid delivery of brain-saving medications to stroke patients who might otherwise face debilitating delays in treatment.
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Perioperative Surgical Home reduces death, ER visits in elderly hip fracture patients


Elderly patients who had emergency repair of a fractured hip were much less likely to die or make a return visit to the emergency room (ER) after discharge if they received care under the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.
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End-of-life decision-making for people with intellectual disabilities


A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo provides a groundbreaking look at how advance care planning medical orders inform emergency medical service (EMS) providers' experiences involving people with intellectual disabilities.
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Accessible medical offices in short supply in Germany


Top quality and – above all – accessible medical care is fundamentally important. After all, this is one aspect of participation explicitly stipulated by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. But what does the actual situation in German medical offices look like? And what does accessibility mean exactly in this context?
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"The robot facilitates and promotes the connection between children"


A robot that provides a link between hospital and classroom? The project Avatar Kids makes this possible: acutely ill children are able to actively participate in school activities with the help of a tablet computer. The teacher facilitates the communication. spoke with Philipp Mahler of Avatar Kids about the opportunities this project provides.
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