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New study finds steep decline in basic science publications

New study finds steep decline in basic science publications

A new study has found a steep decline in the number of scholarly papers about basic science published in leading medical journals in the last 20 years. [More]
New article provides guidance on managing critically ill patients at risk for alcohol withdrawal

New article provides guidance on managing critically ill patients at risk for alcohol withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal adds challenges to caring for critically ill patients, and nurses must be diligent at each stage of care to minimize complications, according to an article in the February issue of Critical Care Nurse. [More]
Edwards Lifesciences' global sales grow 8.6% to $671.1 million in fourth quarter 2015

Edwards Lifesciences' global sales grow 8.6% to $671.1 million in fourth quarter 2015

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. [More]
LSTM-led researchers publish findings from lung health study in international respiratory journal

LSTM-led researchers publish findings from lung health study in international respiratory journal

A team of investigators led from LSTM has published findings from a lung health study to determine the prevalence of lung disease among adults in Malawi, in the leading international respiratory journal, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Critical access hospitals help meet need for high-quality palliative care in rural communities

Critical access hospitals help meet need for high-quality palliative care in rural communities

Nurses at critical access hospitals are well positioned to provide high-quality palliative care close to home for millions of Americans in rural communities, according to an article in the February issue of Critical Care Nurse. [More]
Refugee women have higher risk of giving birth too early than non-refugee immigrants

Refugee women have higher risk of giving birth too early than non-refugee immigrants

Refugee women who come to Canada have greater risk of giving birth prematurely than non-refugee immigrants, a study by a St. Michael's Hospital researcher has found. Those risks are fueled by the fact that the preterm birth rate was 7.1 per cent among secondary refugees - those who spent more than six months in a transit country before arriving in Canada -compared to five per cent among secondary, non-refugee immigrants. [More]
Diet rich in fiber may reduce risk of developing lung disease

Diet rich in fiber may reduce risk of developing lung disease

A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. [More]
Adults with long-term exposure to ozone face increased risk of respiratory and cardiovascular deaths

Adults with long-term exposure to ozone face increased risk of respiratory and cardiovascular deaths

Adults with long-term exposure to ozone (O3) face an increased risk of dying from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, according to the study "Long-Term Ozone Exposure and Mortality in a Large Prospective Study" published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
New study finds that living in high-rise buildings may affect survival after cardiac arrest

New study finds that living in high-rise buildings may affect survival after cardiac arrest

The number of people living in high-rise buildings in rising, but along with the convenience and panoramic views of a downtown condo comes a risk: a new study found that survival rates from cardiac arrest decrease the higher up the building a person lives. [More]
iMDsoft announces implementation of MetaVision clinical information system in more than 45 units in 2015

iMDsoft announces implementation of MetaVision clinical information system in more than 45 units in 2015

iMDsoft announced that the MetaVision clinical information system was successfully implemented in more than 45 anaesthesia and critical care units across the globe over the past 12 months. [More]
1 in 10 veterans and civilian patients experiences new ICU-related PTSD up to one year after discharge

1 in 10 veterans and civilian patients experiences new ICU-related PTSD up to one year after discharge

One in ten patients is at risk of having new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their ICU experience up to a year post-discharge. This was the finding from a multicenter, prospective cohort research study of veterans and civilians. [More]
Critically ill patients exposed to higher ozone levels more likely to develop ARDS

Critically ill patients exposed to higher ozone levels more likely to develop ARDS

Critically ill patients who are exposed to higher daily levels of ozone are more likely to develop acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS), according to a new study published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Argon Medical Devices completes acquisition of three vascular products from Rex Medical

Argon Medical Devices completes acquisition of three vascular products from Rex Medical

Argon Medical Devices, Inc. announced the completed acquisition of three vascular products from Rex Medical, LLC. The OptionELITE Retrievable Vena Cava Filter, CLEANER Rotational Thrombectomy System, and UltraStream Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter are now wholly owned by Argon Medical Devices, Inc. [More]
Study supports open and patient-centered visitation guidelines in critical care settings

Study supports open and patient-centered visitation guidelines in critical care settings

Watching the clock is becoming an outdated part of visiting a patient in intensive care, as more hospitals ease restrictions and develop more flexible policies focused on the preferences and needs of each patient. [More]
Glendora Community Hospital becomes a non-profit facility

Glendora Community Hospital becomes a non-profit facility

Prime Healthcare Services today announced that it has donated Glendora Community Hospital, a 128-bed bed acute care hospital located in Glendora, California, to the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. The hospital was donated free of any existing debt. [More]
Tele-ICU systems provide nurses opportunity to improve patient care

Tele-ICU systems provide nurses opportunity to improve patient care

Telemedicine is changing the way patient care is provided in a growing number of intensive care units (ICUs) across the country, and tele-ICU nurses - who see its impact firsthand - say it provides an opportunity to improve care, according to results of a national survey published in the American Journal of Critical Care. [More]
Bond villain fails neuroanatomy, says St. Michael's Hospital neurosurgeon

Bond villain fails neuroanatomy, says St. Michael's Hospital neurosurgeon

James Bond's nemesis in the most recent film likely failed neuroanatomy, said real-life neurosurgeon and scientist Dr. Michael Cusimano of St. Michael's Hospital. [More]
Study reveals effects of plain packaging on tobacco products among Australian Indigenous people

Study reveals effects of plain packaging on tobacco products among Australian Indigenous people

Following the introduction of plain packaging on tobacco products in 2012, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were 12 per cent less likely to think certain tobacco brands were less harmful than others, a new study found. [More]
Discovery Life's new unscripted docudrama series highlights lifesaving work by SOM and Shock Trauma caregivers

Discovery Life's new unscripted docudrama series highlights lifesaving work by SOM and Shock Trauma caregivers

Discovery Life's new unscripted docudrama series Shock Trauma: Edge of Life follows a team of medical professionals at the world-renown R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland ("Shock Trauma"). [More]
AeroCare Medical Transport System announces opening of new base of operations in Ft. Lauderdale

AeroCare Medical Transport System announces opening of new base of operations in Ft. Lauderdale

AeroCare Medical Transport System, Inc. has opened a new base of operations in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The base opened in December 2015 and is located at the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). [More]
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