Hospital News

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6/1/2015
ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says

Researchers recommend monitoring patients' mental state

5/20/2015
Improper Antibiotic Use Often Due to Misdiagnosis: Study

Identifying illness correctly is key to drugs' effectiveness, researcher says

5/18/2015
Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals

Stroke, death more common at some centers than others

5/16/2015
Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery

Study found real psychological benefits for kids, plus lower medical bills

5/14/2015
Multiple ER Visits Linked to Risk of Prescription-Drug Overdose Death

Researcher sees 'important window' of opportunity for intervention

5/14/2015
ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases

U.S. report found problem was greatest among women and patients 55 and older

5/13/2015
Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection

Study findings could lead to new test to detect sepsis earlier

5/13/2015
Abnormal Test Results in Hospital Signal Raised Kidney Injury Risk

Research finds other risk factors include diabetes, being older, male or black

5/7/2015
J&J to Rely on Bioethicists for Guidance on New Drugs for Dying Patients

Terminally ill often have limited access to experimental medications

5/6/2015
Patients With Bleeding Strokes May Do Better at Specialized Centers

Study found victims were less likely to die within 90 days when treated at more advanced facilities

5/5/2015
Outbreaks of Gut 'Superbug' More Common in Northeast: Study

Death rates were highest in the Midwest, and in older people

5/5/2015
'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Common Hospital Infection: Study

Drinking safe strain of C. difficile seems to help prevent recurrence of its toxic cousin

5/5/2015
Preemie Girls Feed Sooner Than Boys, Study Finds

Their eating timetable affects release date from hospital

5/4/2015
Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery

Study findings suggest these patients might need more thorough care before and after procedure

5/4/2015
E-Health Records May Not Boost Stroke Care

Study finds similar results whether or not hospital has switched to electronic records

5/1/2015
911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study

But many drive or are driven to hospital, losing precious time before treatment starts, researchers note

4/30/2015
Where You're Treated for Heart Attack Matters

Study finds survival difference of about one year between high- and low-performing hospitals

4/29/2015
C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program

Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

4/29/2015
Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure

Death rates may be higher for those lacking clear grasp of doctor's instructions, study suggests

4/29/2015
Half of U.S. Hospitals Could Do More to Prevent Serious Infections, Study Finds

Although many precautions are in place, not enough centers set strict antibiotic limits

4/28/2015
ER Practices Key to Helping Those Addicted to Painkillers: Study

Giving patients drug that helps ease withdrawal works better than simple referrals, experts say

4/20/2015
Income May Affect Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

Study also finds education level, hospital linked to odds of death in month after operation

4/20/2015
Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds

Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

4/14/2015
Unauthorized Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise

Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online

4/14/2015
Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Face Much Higher Hospitalization Rates

British study finds fivefold jump in admissions, especially for the youngest, poorest patients

4/8/2015
Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds

No difference in outcomes between use of fresher or older red cells, researchers report

4/7/2015
Alcoholics Face Greater Death Risk When Hospitalized

And they die an average of 8 years earlier than those with no drinking problem, study shows

4/7/2015
Uninsured May Face Much Higher Charges for Cancer Drugs

Chemotherapy fees can be 43 times more than those for insured patients, study finds

4/6/2015
Teens Seen in ERs for Assault at Risk for Later Gun Violence: Study

Researchers suggest emergency room might be best place to stop cycle of violence

4/6/2015
Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function

Study finds reducing body temperature slightly tied to good mental outcomes

4/2/2015
Belief That Moon Influences Hospital Admissions Is Lunacy, Researcher Says

Investigator refutes prior findings about surge in patients

3/31/2015
New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

3/24/2015
In Nursing, Men Still Paid More Than Women: Study

Female RNs shortchanged more than $5,000 a year, researchers say

3/24/2015
Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

3/20/2015
Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than Once

1 in 9 wound up back in ER, California study found

3/19/2015
Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

3/18/2015
3/17/2015
Older Blood Just as Good for Transfusions

Canadian study found no significant difference in outcomes when compared to fresh blood

3/12/2015
FDA Tightens Rules on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug' Outbreaks

Poorly cleaned devices implicated in infections at two Los Angeles hospitals

3/10/2015
Hospitalizations After Severe Blood Infections May Be Preventable

Study suggests readmissions are often for diseases, conditions that can be treated after first discharge

3/9/2015
Privately Insured Brain Tumor Patients May Fare Better

But that's not because they're treated differently, researcher says

3/5/2015
Women Take Longer to Reach Hospital After Heart Attack

That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say

3/4/2015
1 in 3 Americans Lives an Hour or More From a Stroke Center

Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say

3/3/2015
Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia

Experts say trend in U.S. is not to give patients these calming meds before procedure

2/27/2015
Hospital Design May Not Boost Patient Satisfaction, Research Suggests

Aesthetics aren't as important as care from doctors, nurses and staff, study notes

2/27/2015
Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports

2/25/2015
Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

2/25/2015
Dangerous C. Difficile Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

2/25/2015
Early Hospital Release May Hurt Broken-Hip Patients

Survival odds improve with longer stay, study finds

2/25/2015
Obamacare Won't Swamp Doctors, Study Contends

Commonwealth Fund foresees only modest increases in use of services