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Blood tests in heart surgery patients can lead to anemia, blood transfusions

Blood tests in heart surgery patients can lead to anemia, blood transfusions

Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion, according to an article in the March 2015 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. [More]
Pediatric patients who receive quick antibiotics for fever, neutropenia have reduced PICU needs

Pediatric patients who receive quick antibiotics for fever, neutropenia have reduced PICU needs

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer shows that pediatric cancer patients who receive antibiotics within 60 minutes of reporting fever and showing neutropenia (low neutrophil count), go on to have decreased intensive care consultation rate and lower mortality compared with patients who receive antibiotics outside the 60-minute window. [More]
Study reveals causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children

Study reveals causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children

With the chill of winter comes a spike in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), which spreads more easily as people retreat indoors and come into close contact. The lung infection triggers persistent coughing, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing, and is particularly hard on the very young and the very old. In fact, pneumonia is the leading cause of hospitalization among U.S. children, with estimated medical costs of $1 billion annually. [More]
Study points respiratory viruses as the most common cause of childhood pneumonia

Study points respiratory viruses as the most common cause of childhood pneumonia

Respiratory viruses, not bacterial infections, are the most commonly detected causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children, according to new research released Feb. 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
Sotera Wireless announces acquisition of Reflectance Medical

Sotera Wireless announces acquisition of Reflectance Medical

Sotera Wireless, Inc. today announced its acquisition of Reflectance Medical Inc., a privately held company that has developed first-of-its kind technology aimed at detecting potentially life threatening conditions in critically ill patients, including those who have suffered trauma injuries. [More]
Hair sample tests reveal underreported exposure to tobacco smoke among preemies with lung disease

Hair sample tests reveal underreported exposure to tobacco smoke among preemies with lung disease

Public health experts have long known that tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) can be harmful for children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a lung disease that often accompanies premature birth. [More]
Accuray, Lancaster announces commercial availability of InCise MLC for CyberKnife M6 System

Accuray, Lancaster announces commercial availability of InCise MLC for CyberKnife M6 System

Accuray Incorporated and Lancaster General Health announced today that the first commercially available InCise Multileaf Collimator (MLC) for the CyberKnife M6 System has been received by Lancaster. [More]
Tobacco smoke exposure common among children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Tobacco smoke exposure common among children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Public health experts have long known that tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) can be harmful for children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a lung disease that often accompanies premature birth. [More]
CHLA pediatric expert answers questions about PTSD

CHLA pediatric expert answers questions about PTSD

PTSD. Four letters we immediately associate with soldiers and horrific wartime tragedies. But unfortunately, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event—including children with serious medical diagnoses. [More]
Mass General's D. Dante Yeh named recipient of A.S.P.E.N.'s Promising Investigator Award

Mass General's D. Dante Yeh named recipient of A.S.P.E.N.'s Promising Investigator Award

D. Dante Yeh, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the Promising Investigator Award recipient by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. The award is for his research on improving nutritional delivery to intensive care unit (ICU) patients, which was presented at A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week conference in Long Beach, California, February 14 to 17. [More]
New study demonstrates cost-saving, health care quality outcomes of pediatric ACO

New study demonstrates cost-saving, health care quality outcomes of pediatric ACO

A new study published in Pediatrics demonstrates the cost-saving and health care quality outcomes of the pediatric Accountable Care Organization Partners for Kids. Results of this study indicate that Partners for Kids successfully improved the value of pediatric healthcare over time through cost containment, while maintaining quality of care. [More]
Dutch doctors share views on euthanasia

Dutch doctors share views on euthanasia

Around one in three Dutch doctors would be prepared to help someone with early dementia, mental illness, or who is 'tired of living' to die, reveals a small survey published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics. [More]
Fusobacterium necrophorum often causes severe sore throats in young adults

Fusobacterium necrophorum often causes severe sore throats in young adults

New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that Fusobacterium necrophorum more often causes severe sore throats in young adults than streptococcus — the cause of the much better known strep throat. [More]
UMHS opens Massey Emergency Critical Care Center

UMHS opens Massey Emergency Critical Care Center

They come from highway accident scenes and nursing home beds, from factories and farm fields, from suburban homes, downtown sidewalks and small community hospitals. [More]
MJC ICM works out general guidelines for intensive care medicine

MJC ICM works out general guidelines for intensive care medicine

Frankfurt-based intensive care medical practitioner, Kai Zacharowski, is working on a joint curriculum for Europe. [More]
Consortium formed to develop program to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients

Consortium formed to develop program to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients

Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead a consortium of four partners to develop a program through which wearable, wireless health sensors, a wireless vital signs monitoring platform and advanced analytics technology will be tested in a new "precision medicine" approach designed to improve health outcomes for Ebola patients, increase the safety of health care workers and reduce risk of spreading the virus to others. [More]
Huntington Hospital, OBHG launch new program to improve women's healthcare

Huntington Hospital, OBHG launch new program to improve women's healthcare

Huntington Hospital of San Gabriel Valley, CA recently partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) to provide on-site, Board Certified OB/GYN obstetric hospitalist services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. [More]
Biosensors' total revenue decreases 6.06% to of $77.5 million in Q3 FY15

Biosensors' total revenue decreases 6.06% to of $77.5 million in Q3 FY15

Biosensors International Group, Ltd., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices, today announced financial results for the third quarter of its Fiscal Year 2015 ("Q3 FY15") and nine months ended 31 December 2014 ("FY15 nine-month period"). [More]
Opioid withdrawal in Ontario newborns increases 15-fold

Opioid withdrawal in Ontario newborns increases 15-fold

The number of newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal increased 15-fold in Ontario over 20 years, according to research published today in CMAJ Open. [More]
Harborview's MCICU receives gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from AACN

Harborview's MCICU receives gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from AACN

Harborview Medical Center's Medical Coronary Intensive Care Unit has received a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. [More]
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