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The Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal jointly with North Bengal Development Department (NBDD) and Eastern Himalaya Travel & Tour Operators' Association (EHTTOA) will be organising the maiden edition of Bengal Travel Mart 2016 (BTM 2016) from February 26─28, at Hotel Mainak in Siliguri. The organizers of the Mart is expecting the participation of around 100 buyers and 80 suppliers at the three─day travel mart.
As per a report in The DNA by Bhuma Shrivastava, the operator of New York's Pierre hotel is seeking to cut its debt by as much as 30% in about a year by selling some of its assets, including the stake it holds in a luxury chain that runs the 21 Club restaurant. Indian Hotels Co Ltd (IHCL), part of the USD 109 billion conglomerate Tata Sons that owns the Taj brand of luxury hotels, prefers to raise capital from its own asset base and use that to help pay part of its USD786 million of debt, managing director Rakesh Sarna said. On top of his sale list is its 6.98% stake in the erstwhile Orient─ Express Hotels, now called Belmond, he said. “We have a debt situation to deal with,” Sarna said. “I feel reasonably sure that by March 2017, we will make progress. I'd be disappointed if it was any less than 30%.”
Pediatric Medical Emergency Team Events and Outcomes: A Report of 3647 Events From the American Heart Associations Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry
To describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of a large, multicenter cohort of pediatric medical emergency team (MET) events occurring in US hospitals reported to the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation registry.METHODS:
We analyzed consecutive pediatric (<18 years) MET events reported to the registry from January 2006 to February 2012.RESULTS:
We identified 3647 MET events from 151 US hospitals: 3080 (84%) ward and 567 (16%) telemetry/step-down unit events; median age 3.0 years (interquartile range: 0.0–11.0); 54% male; median duration 29 minutes (interquartile range: 18–49). Triggers included decreased oxygen saturation (32%), difficulty breathing (26%), and staff concern (24%). Thirty-seven percent (1137/3059) were admitted within 24 hours before MET event. Within 24 hours before the MET event, 16% were transferred from a PICU, 24% from an emergency department, and 7% from a pediatric anesthesia care unit. Fifty-three percent of MET events resulted in transfer to a PICU; 3251 (89%) received nonpharmacologic interventions, 2135 (59%) received pharmacologic interventions, 223 (6.1%) progressed to an acute respiratory compromise event, and 17 events (0.5%) escalated to cardiopulmonary arrest during the event. Survival to hospital discharge was 93.3% (n = 3299/3536).CONCLUSIONS:
Few pediatric MET events progress to respiratory or cardiac arrest, but most require nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic intervention. Median duration of MET event was 29 minutes (interquartile range: 18–49), and 53% required transfer to a PICU. Events often occurred within 24 hours after hospital admission or transfer from the PICU, emergency department, or pediatric anesthesia care unit and may represent an opportunity to improve triage and other systems of care.