Critical Care News and Research RSS Feed - Critical Care News and Research

PET eliminates approximately 50% of unnecessary surgeries in lung cancer patients

PET eliminates approximately 50% of unnecessary surgeries in lung cancer patients

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. [More]
Too-restricted hours may work for some residents, but not for surgical residents

Too-restricted hours may work for some residents, but not for surgical residents

Strictly limiting the number of hours surgical residents can work has not improved patient outcomes but may have increased complications for some patients and led to higher failure rates on certification exams, a research paper concludes. [More]
AM-Pharma reports positive results from recAP Phase I trial for Acute Kidney Injury

AM-Pharma reports positive results from recAP Phase I trial for Acute Kidney Injury

AM-Pharma B.V., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of recAP (recombinant human Alkaline Phosphatase) for inflammatory indications, announces the results of its Phase I trial with both single and multiple ascending doses, which demonstrate that recAP is safe and well tolerated at all doses. [More]

UC receives grant to better understand how "microparticles" in blood contribute to inflammation, injury

A University of Cincinnati (UC) trauma and critical care researcher has received a National Institutes of Health grant to better understand how "microparticles" in stored blood can contribute to inflammation and injury after resuscitation from traumatic injury. [More]
Homeless people who have suffered TBI are more likely to visit Emergency Department

Homeless people who have suffered TBI are more likely to visit Emergency Department

Homeless and vulnerably housed people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their life are more likely to visit an Emergency Department, be arrested or incarcerated, or be victims of physical assault, new research has found. [More]
Study provides evidence that sepsis-related mortality has steadily decreased over time

Study provides evidence that sepsis-related mortality has steadily decreased over time

In critically ill patients in Australia and New Zealand with severe sepsis or septic shock, there was a decrease in the risk of death from 2000 to 2012, findings that were accompanied by changes in the patterns of discharge of intensive care unit (ICU) patients to home, rehabilitation, and other hospitals, according to a study appearing in JAMA. [More]

Lung ultrasound could help determine if pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure

Lung ultrasound could help determine if pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure [More]

ATS develops clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify, manage patients with sickle cell disease

The American Thoracic Society has developed clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify and manage patients with sickle cell disease who are at increased risk for mortality from pulmonary hypertension. [More]
Pioneer in nursing education receives GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award

Pioneer in nursing education receives GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award

Carrie B. Lenburg, RN, EdD, FAAN, ANEF, a pioneer in nursing education, will receive the GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award in recognition of her career-long focus on innovative educational models, with an emphasis on competency performance and program evaluation. [More]

Discovery Laboratories reports net loss of $11.7 million for fourth quarter 2013

Discovery Laboratories, Inc., a specialty biotechnology company dedicated to advancing a new standard in respiratory critical care, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013, as well as recent business updates. [More]

ECMO can be used for treating carbon monoxide poisoning

Allison Morgan was in pretty bad shape when the medical helicopter touched down on the rooftop helipad of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. [More]

Apollo Medical Holdings launches ApolloMed Care Clinics

Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc., an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced the launch of ApolloMed Care Clinics, which will serve as both primary care medicine and post-discharge centers of excellence. As part of this strategy, ApolloMed has acquired three primary care clinics and started a de novo clinic. [More]

Healthgrades recognizes Adventist Medical Center as one of America's 100 Best hospitals

Adventist Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best hospitals for treating Critical Care and Spine Surgery patients. Healthgrades, a leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide and identified the 100 best hospitals. [More]

Higher levels of exposure to traffic-related air pollution linked to changes in right ventricle of the heart

Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is associated with changes in the right ventricle of the heart that may contribute to the known connection between air pollution exposure and heart disease, according to a new study. [More]
Cell-cycle arrest biomarkers validated for acute kidney injury

Cell-cycle arrest biomarkers validated for acute kidney injury

Saeed A. Jortani, Ph.D., associate clinical professor in the University of Louisville's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, headed up one of three labs in the United States involved in determining two new markers for acute kidney injury (AKI). The research group's paper, "Validation of Cell-Cycle Arrest Biomarkers for Acute Kidney Injury Using Clinical Adjudication," was posted online Feb. 25 by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]

ACS recommends three levels of surgical care for infants and children

The American College of Surgeons has published new comprehensive guidelines that define the resources the nation's surgical facilities need to perform operations effectively and safely in infants and children. [More]

MEDNAX acquires Piedmont Neonatology

MEDNAX, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Piedmont Neonatology, P.C., a private neonatal physician group practice based in Greensboro, N.C. The practice will become part of MEDNAX's Pediatrix Medical Group division, a national group practice consisting of the nation's leading neonatal, maternal-fetal medicine, pediatric cardiology, and other pediatric specialty physicians. [More]
New procedure offers benefits for patients with severe asthma

New procedure offers benefits for patients with severe asthma

Like millions of people, Jeannine Childs suffers from asthma. But unlike most, her asthma was debilitating. For years she struggled with wheezing, shortness of breath and fits of coughing so severe that they often landed her in the hospital. Nothing was really working – not lifestyle changes, not medications. [More]

NxStage Medical revenue increases 7% to $69.4 million in fourth quarter 2013

NxStage Medical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today reported record financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013, that include revenue slightly above its recent guidance. [More]
Study shows fructose consumption does not contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Study shows fructose consumption does not contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common chronic liver disease in developed countries, affecting up to 30 per cent of their populations. [More]