Newly launched medical truck brings the emergency room to cardiac arrest patients

University of Minnesota, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and health care system partners announce the launch of a truck outfitted with medical equipment and virtual reality technology to help experts attend to patients remotely for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Part of the Minnesota Mobile Resuscitation Consortium […]

Consenting for treatment in advance to reduce leaving the hospital against medical advice among patients with addiction

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Patients with substance use disorders (SUDs) being treated for serious medical conditions are more likely to leave the hospital against medical advice (AMA) than those without addiction. A special type of contract with healthcare providers might enable patients to consent in advance to life-saving medical care—even […]

Paris Regional Medical Center offering monoclonal antibody treatment for Covid-19 patients | Free

Paris Regional Medical Center announced today that it is offering both bamlanivimab/casirivimab and imdevimab, new monoclonal antibody therapies, for treatment of non-hospitalized patients with a mild or moderate case of Covid-19. Developed by pharmaceutical companies Eli Lilly/Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., the drug recently received emergency use authorization from the Food and […]