Night-shift cardiac arrest more likely to kill hospitalized children; ED visits for PCP increase;

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> Cardiac arrest among hospitalized children is more likely to be fatal during a night shift, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Announcement

> Emergency department visits related to phencyclidine (PCP) or angel dust abuse increased more than fourfold between 2005 and 2011, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. Report (.pdf)

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> Organizations--including the American Telemedicine Association and the Continua Health Alliance--urged Congressional leaders to consider incentivizing patient-generated health data. Article

> A web-based platform designed to improve patient safety in chronic kidney disease can be useful and effective, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

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