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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]
The Woman's Hospital of Texas delivers more than 11,000 babies in one year

The Woman's Hospital of Texas delivers more than 11,000 babies in one year

For the first time in The Woman's Hospital of Texas history, the hospital delivered more than 11,000 babies in one year. Cinthia and Albert Lee and big brother Armani welcomed Alijah George into the world at 2:08 a.m. on Thursday, December 24, 2015. Alijah weighs 7 pounds, 9 ounces and is 20 inches long. The Lee's are from Houston and were thrilled to be the record-setting family. [More]
Premature triplets released from Loyola University Medical Center in time for first Christmas

Premature triplets released from Loyola University Medical Center in time for first Christmas

Triplets Finn, Kyle and Ava Santiago, who were born six weeks premature and underweight, went home from Loyola University Medical Center Dec. 24, just in time to celebrate their first Christmas. [More]
Department of Health issues statement on CDC preliminary report regarding infection cluster at UPMC

Department of Health issues statement on CDC preliminary report regarding infection cluster at UPMC

Today, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Karen Murphy issued a statement on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) preliminary report on an infection cluster found at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). [More]
Premature babies at higher risk of developing autism in later childhood

Premature babies at higher risk of developing autism in later childhood

Extremely premature babies run a much higher risk of developing autism in later childhood, and even during the neonate period differences are seen in the brains of those who do. This according to a new study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden. [More]
Candidiasis needs to be treated early, aggressively to help vulnerable hospitalized patients

Candidiasis needs to be treated early, aggressively to help vulnerable hospitalized patients

One of the most common causes of healthcare-associated infections, candidiasis is a serious, life-threatening fungal infection that needs to be treated early, aggressively and appropriately, note updated guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. [More]
Scientists reveal major players in severe muscle damage caused by sepsis

Scientists reveal major players in severe muscle damage caused by sepsis

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, Paris Descartes University, Sainte-Anne Hospital and the CNRS have recently published a paper in Nature Communications in which they reveal major players in the severe muscle damage caused by sepsis, or septicemia, which explains why many patients suffer debilitating muscle impairment long-term after recovery. [More]
New research suggests use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia

New research suggests use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia

To prevent preeclampsia, new research suggests that low-dose aspirin should be given prophylactically to all women at high risk (those with diabetes or chronic hypertension) and any woman with two or more moderate risk factors (including obesity, multiple gestation and advanced maternal age). [More]
First perinatal mortality surveillance report published for Trusts and Health Boards in the UK

First perinatal mortality surveillance report published for Trusts and Health Boards in the UK

Today MBRRACE-UK is publishing the first perinatal mortality surveillance report for Trusts and Health Boards in the UK. [More]
Patients can be trained to safely self-administer long-term IV antibiotics, say UT Southwestern physicians

Patients can be trained to safely self-administer long-term IV antibiotics, say UT Southwestern physicians

Uninsured patients can be trained to safely and efficiently self-administer long-term intravenous antibiotics, UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians have found, a result that may have profound implications for patient treatment at public hospitals across the country. [More]
CytoSorbents partners with Hoang Long Pharma to bring CytoSorb to Vietnam

CytoSorbents partners with Hoang Long Pharma to bring CytoSorb to Vietnam

CytoSorbents Corporation, a leader in critical care immunotherapy commercializing its CytoSorb extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to control deadly inflammation using blood purification, today announced an exclusive multi-year distribution agreement with Hoang Long Pharma, a medical distributor in Vietnam specializing in the distribution of innovative pharmaceuticals, biologics, and devices to treat patients suffering from critical illnesses, immunologic disorders and deficiencies, and infections. [More]
Experts call for radical action to assure health for entire India

Experts call for radical action to assure health for entire India

A paper published in The Lancet today calls for a radical transformation in the architecture of India’s healthcare delivery system, if the country is to achieve the government’s vision of assuring health for all. [More]
Nutritionist offers myriad methods to help people eat during cancer treatment

Nutritionist offers myriad methods to help people eat during cancer treatment

Ernestine Trujillo, MS, RD, LD, plays an important role in helping people through their cancer treatment: she helps them to eat. Eating keeps their strength up so that they can get through treatment. But eating during cancer treatment isn't always easy. Trujillo, a Senior Clinical Nutritionist at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, offers myriad methods to help people get the nutrition they need. [More]
Earlier intervention can lead to better recovery in underweight children with multiple household risk factors

Earlier intervention can lead to better recovery in underweight children with multiple household risk factors

Young children who are underweight experienced greater weight recovery the earlier an intervention was started, and the recovery was more significant in children with multiple household risk factors, according to a study published this week in The Journal of Pediatrics. [More]
Higher nurse staffing levels and better working conditions improve survival following IHCA

Higher nurse staffing levels and better working conditions improve survival following IHCA

Patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) have low survival rates--but why do some hospitals achieve higher survival than others? Higher nurse staffing levels and better working conditions may be part of the answer, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care. [More]
Eyes and a clean citrusy smell may help reduce hospital infections

Eyes and a clean citrusy smell may help reduce hospital infections

A picture of a man's intense staring eyes and a clean citrusy smell have been found to substantially improve hand-washing and so cut the risk of hospital infections, according to a new study. [More]
Treatment with antiplatelet therapy does not reduce pain crises in children with sickle cell disease

Treatment with antiplatelet therapy does not reduce pain crises in children with sickle cell disease

Treatment with the antiplatelet agent prasugrel does not significantly reduce the rate of pain crises or severe lung complications in children with sickle cell disease, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine describing one of the largest and most geographically diverse international clinical trials on sickle cell disease to date. [More]
Prophylactic antibiotics reduce risk of serious bacterial infections in children with ALL

Prophylactic antibiotics reduce risk of serious bacterial infections in children with ALL

Prophylactic antibiotics significantly reduce the risk of serious bacterial infections in children during the critical first month of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, according to a U.S. and Canadian study led by investigators from Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. [More]
Blood gas analyser for use in winter flu isolation beds

Blood gas analyser for use in winter flu isolation beds

Sphere Medical, an innovator company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, announces that at the Intensive Care Society State of the Art Meeting 2015, it will be discussing the potential application of its Proxima patient-dedicated blood gas analyser with isolation beds during winter flu outbreaks. [More]
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