It was only after it settled down that we realised what we had achieved. In a 24 hour period our emergency department would typically see around 200 patients. During “Thunderstorm Asthma,” over a 12-hour period between 7pm and 7 am we treated 296 patients; 208 of them had respiratory symptoms. Of these patients 170 went home, 36 were admitted including four that went to the intensive care unit. The peak occurred at 9pm, when 43 patients arrived in an hour. It wasn’t until 2am before our numbers dropped below 20 an hour.
Source: Thunderstorm asthma: ‘It was like a war zone,’ emergency doctor says
Source: Thunderstorm asthma – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
The all-cause mortality rate was more than five times higher in Mexicans ages 35 to 59 with diabetes than in their non-diabetic counterparts (rate ratio 5.4, 95% CI 5.0-6.0), reported Jonathan Emberson, PhD, of Oxford University in England, and colleagues.
Source: Diabetes Takes Heavy Mortality Toll in Mexico | Medpage Today
Use of NSAIDs was associated with an increased risk for heart failure admissions, and this risk doubled for select NSAIDs used at higher doses, according to results of a large observational study
Source: Risk for heart failure admissions increased with select NSAIDs, higher doses | American Pharmacists Association
High levels of dietary animal protein linked to 60% hike in HF incidence
Source: AHA: Salads Good, Meat Bad for Women’s Heart Failure Risk | Medpage Today
The survey also highlighted that 78% of respondents had sought medical advice from the internet, while 10% had consulted an app on their mobile phone or tablet to self-diagnose.
Source: Over half of adults in Great Britain self-diagnose, reveals RPS survey | News in brief | Pharmaceutical Journal
The animal so many dote on is among the world’s most destructive predators.
Source: Why Do So Many People Like Cats? – The Atlantic
Encore.org founder Marc Freedman says that aging boomers are inventing a new phase of work, and it’s one of the most significant trends of the 21st century. Instead of fading into the sunset to enjoy piña coladas by the pool, they’re choosing to stay active and pursue second careers.
Source: Boomers Are Reinventing Retirement — & You Can, Too – WAHVE