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Critical illness events linked to delayed discharge from hospital for neighboring patients

Critical illness events linked to delayed discharge from hospital for neighboring patients

In a research letter published Dec. 27, 2016, in JAMA, University of Chicago physicians describe a new concern for patients in the hospital: distractions caused by the misfortune of other patients. [More]
New study finds overuse of hospital ICUs

New study finds overuse of hospital ICUs

Intensive Care Units, which provide the most expensive and invasive forms of care in a hospital setting, are being used too often for patients who don't need that level of care, according to a new study by LA BioMed and UCLA researchers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today. [More]
Recovery from TBI appears to go hand-in-hand with improvement of sleep problems

Recovery from TBI appears to go hand-in-hand with improvement of sleep problems

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. [More]
Structured tools can mitigate communication breakdowns during multidisciplinary rounds in hospital

Structured tools can mitigate communication breakdowns during multidisciplinary rounds in hospital

Structured tools can reduce "end-of-round time compression" during multidisciplinary morning rounds in the hospital, according to a new study. [More]
Metavision clinical information system adopted by health services centre, Canada

Metavision clinical information system adopted by health services centre, Canada

iMDsoft® announced that Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Canada is now live with the MetaVision clinical information system throughout their critical care environment. The system has been implemented in adult, neonatal and burn intensive care units, across a total of 145 beds. [More]
Novel approach shows promise for treating co-occurring PTSD and SUD

Novel approach shows promise for treating co-occurring PTSD and SUD

N-acetylcysteine, when combined with group cognitive behavioral therapy, reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cravings, and depression significantly more than CBT alone in veterans with co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorder, a particularly difficult-to-treat population, according to the findings of a randomized controlled pilot trial conducted by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. [More]
Sphere Medical launches next generation Proxima for bedside blood gas and glucose analysis

Sphere Medical launches next generation Proxima for bedside blood gas and glucose analysis

Sphere Medical, an innovative company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has launched its next generation CE-marked Proxima system. [More]
ECDC highlights need for increased efforts to prevent carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii outbreaks

ECDC highlights need for increased efforts to prevent carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii outbreaks

Acinetobacter baumannii is the cause of difficult-to-treat infections in healthcare settings in Europe due to its increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents, in particular the carbapenems. [More]
Telemedicine eye screening programs could help bridge gap in caring for premature babies

Telemedicine eye screening programs could help bridge gap in caring for premature babies

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow over the retina and may lead to blindness in premature babies. [More]
Researchers unveil new role of thymic dendritic cells in controlling T lymphocyte egress into the blood

Researchers unveil new role of thymic dendritic cells in controlling T lymphocyte egress into the blood

A team of scientists led by Julie Saba, MD, PhD at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, has unveiled a novel role of thymic dendritic cells, which could result in new strategies to treat conditions such as autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies, prematurity, infections, cancer, and the loss of immunity after bone marrow transplantation. [More]
Wireless patient monitoring system from Isansys Lifecare features on BBC

Wireless patient monitoring system from Isansys Lifecare features on BBC

We are delighted to be featured on the BBC’s CBBC show Operation Ouch! [More]
New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

Extending transplant time could reduce geographical limitations on donors and recipients and allow more time for organ assessment and repair [More]
New research shows immune paralysis in sepsis patients can be reversed

New research shows immune paralysis in sepsis patients can be reversed

Failure of the immune system during blood poisoning (sepsis) can be reversed by a specific sugar. [More]
Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

A new method which doubles the usual time donor lungs can remain outside the body can benefit patients, staff and allow retrieval of donor lungs across greater geographical areas, says a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. [More]
Highly antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise among U.S. children, study reports

Highly antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise among U.S. children, study reports

Highly drug-resistant infections are on the rise among U.S. children, reports a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. [More]
Study: Fungal asthma in UK greatly exceeds prior estimates

Study: Fungal asthma in UK greatly exceeds prior estimates

Experts are warning of a significant increase in the number of people in the UK who are living with invasive and serious fungal diseases that affect the lungs, bloodstream and brain and can sometimes lead to death. [More]
Eminent physician Kenneth Walker receives Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award

Eminent physician Kenneth Walker receives Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award

Grady Health System Assistant Chief of Internal Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine Professor H. Kenneth Walker, M.D., was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Annual Meeting on Nov. 11. [More]
Structure of health care system helps determine collaborative care in hospitals

Structure of health care system helps determine collaborative care in hospitals

The structures of health care systems helps determine how doctors and nurses collaborate during hospital rounds, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]
Mild postoperative pulmonary complications linked to increased mortality risk

Mild postoperative pulmonary complications linked to increased mortality risk

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, along with seven other major institutions, have found that even mild postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are significantly associated with increased death within the first week after surgery. [More]
Using urine samples to diagnose disease in preterm newborns

Using urine samples to diagnose disease in preterm newborns

The majority of patients in neonatal intensive care units are premature babies, who often have infectious (congenital pneumonia) or noninfectious (tachypnea, infant respiratory distress syndrome) respiratory pathologies. [More]
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