July 2013 - EMNet findER, iPhone and Android application
EMNet findER was featured in MedCity News as one of the top five best social media practices among hospitals and health-related organizations.
July 2013 - Population aging and emergency departments: visits will not increase, lengths-of-stay and hospitalizations will.
Dr. Daniel Pallin was featured in US News and World Report, showing that aging population will not increase the number of ED visits, however visits will become longer and hospitalizations more frequent. This study was published in Health Affairs. PMID: 23836748
April 2013 - Lethal means restriction for suicide prevention: beliefs and behaviors of emergency department providers
Dr. Marian Betz was featured in Health Magazine and in a television interview for her work on the ED-SAFE Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice survey to ED providers, showing that many do not routinely ask suicidal patients about their access to firearms. This study was published in Depression and Anxiety. PMID: 23495002
January 2013 - Advanced airway management does not improve outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Dr. Kohei Hasegawa was featured in LA Times and MedPage Today for his study, showing that advanced airway management may not benefit patients experiencing cardiac arrest. This study was pubished in The Journal of the American Medical Association. PMID: 20836772
November 2012 - Online national ED locator, EDmaps.org
EMNet launched www.EDmaps.org (or www.ERmaps.org), an on-line Google Maps version of the latest NEDI-USA database. To read the MGH press release, please click here.
August 2012 - Prospective multicenter study of children with bronchiolitis requiring mechanical ventilation
Dr. Jonathan Mansbach was featured in MedScape for his study, showing that maternal smoking during pregnancy is one of several independent risk factors for infants developing severe bronchiolitis that requires mechanical ventilationl. This study was published in Pediatrics. PMID: 22869823
April 2012 - Prospective muticenter study of viral etiology and hospital length of stay in children with severe bronchiolitis
Dr. Jonathan Mansbach was featured in an author interview podcast for MARC-30, showing that coinfection with multiple respiratory viruses is more common in bronchiolitis than anticipated. These data challenge the effectiveness of current RSV-based cohorting practices, the sporadic testing for HRV in bronchiolitis research, and current thinking that the infectiousetiology of severe bronchiolitis does not affect short-term outcomes. This study was published in Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. PMID: 22473882
August 2011 - Increasing adoption of computerized provider order entry, and persistent regional disparities, in US emergency departments
Dr. Daniel Pallin was
featured in Reuters and HealthLeaders Media for his study, showing that rural emergency departments lag in switching to computerized provider order entry. This study was published in Annals of Emergency Medicine. PMID: 21802779
January 2011 -
Positive association between altitude and suicide in 2,584 US counties
Dr. Barry Brenner was featured in UPI for his study, showing that people at higher altitudes have higher rates of suicide. This study was published in High Altitude Medicine & Biology. PMID: 21214344
December 2010 - Frequency of US emergency department visits for food-related acute allergic reactions
Dr. Sunday Clark was featured in Reuters for her study,
showing that food allergies cause more emergency department visits than previously thought.
This study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. PMID: 21167574
September 2010 - National survey of preventive health services in U.S. emergency departments
Dr. M. Kit Delgado was recently featured in MedPage Today for his study, showing the majority of U.S. emergency departments offer some preventive healthcare services, although the types of services vary. This study was published in
Annals of Emergency Medicine. PMID: 20889237
August 2010 - Trends in pediatric emergency department visits for food-induced anaphylaxis
Dr. Susan Rudders was featured in CNN and Reuters for her study, showing a significant increase in ER visits for food-induced allergic reactions. This study was published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. PMID: 20621344
June 2010 - EMNet findER, iPhone application
EMNet findER was featured in Boston Globe and Wired Magazine. The app uses the iPhone's GPS to quickly locate the user’s current location and the distance to the closest ER anywhere within the US.