Hospital News

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2/2/2015
Non-Drug Options Can Help Curb Delirium in Hospital Patients, Study Finds

Simply reminding patient each morning of date, place can help, researchers found

2/2/2015
Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips, Study Finds

Bad reactions, misuse are the common culprits, researchers say

1/30/2015
Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report

Race also played a role, with blacks more likely to visit ER after crashes than whites, Hispanics

1/26/2015
ER Patients With Chest Pain May Not Always Need Heart Tests: Study

Such screenings didn't predict who would have later heart trouble, researchers report

1/20/2015
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study

Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

1/14/2015
Hospital Infection Rates Falling, But More Improvement Needed: CDC

About 1 in every 25 U.S. patients develops an infection while in the hospital, agency says

1/7/2015
High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients May Point to Risk of Early Death

Even normal but slightly elevated levels can signal trouble, study notes

1/6/2015
ICU Infections Among Elderly Tied to Higher Death Rates After Discharge

Intravenous line infections and ventilator-related pneumonia among most common problems, study says

1/5/2015
Influx of Trainee Docs in July Doesn't Affect Stroke Care: Study

Deaths, disabilities don't increase with arrival of med school grads

12/24/2014
Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study

Children were less likely to need hospitalization, visit the ER, researchers report

12/23/2014
When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better

Intensive procedures ordered less often, survival rates higher during cardiology conferences, study found

12/15/2014
Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

12/9/2014
Does The Doctor Speak Your Language?

Languages spoken by medical residents and patients in U.S. may not match up, study says

12/9/2014
Cutting Docs-in-Training Hours Hasn't Improved Patient Care: Studies

Some experts suggest certain restrictions on hours should be repealed

12/2/2014
Officials Designate 35 Ebola Treatment Centers

'We must prepare for the possibility of additional cases in the United States'

12/1/2014
Poorest Seniors at Risk for Repeat Hospital Stays

Spotting, offering transitional care to these patients should be priority for doctors, nurses, researcher says

11/25/2014
ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports

About 96 percent of patients need medical care within two hours

11/24/2014
More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study

Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

11/24/2014
Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say

11/19/2014
Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

11/19/2014
Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study

Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened

11/19/2014
Fewer Infants Dying Than Before, CDC Reports

Better prenatal care still needed to lower number of stillbirths, expert says

11/19/2014
Women With Heart Disease at Low Risk When Giving Birth: Study

California researchers find more C-sections, longer hospital stays but no significant complications

11/18/2014
Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows

Qatar researchers found ambulance-to-angioplasty times cut dramatically with trans-satellite device

11/17/2014
Doctor With Ebola Dies at Nebraska Hospital

He became infected in West Africa, epicenter of the outbreak

11/17/2014
ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds

While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

11/17/2014
Certain Heart Attacks Are Deadlier in Hospital

Percentage of STEMI deaths among inpatients three times higher than among outpatients, researchers report

11/14/2014
Safe, Successful Kidney Dialysis Possible in Ebola Patients

Emory doctors report on successful and safe protocol

11/14/2014
Doctor With Ebola Coming to U.S. for Treatment

He became infected in West Africa; to arrive at specialized Nebraska hospital on Saturday

11/13/2014
Medical Products Used With Preemies in Hospitals May Harm Them, Study Suggests

Exposure to chemical used in tubing, catheters, bags far exceeds safe levels, may disrupt hormones, growth

11/13/2014
Trials of Experimental Ebola Therapies to Begin

They include antiviral drugs and blood plasma transfusions, health officials say

11/12/2014
Hospital Workers Wash Hands Less at End of Shift, Study Finds

New research suggests mental fatigue may be responsible for lapse in hygiene

11/12/2014
With Western Medicine, Ebola May Have Met Its Match

Hospitals in the U.S. have resources unavailable to medical workers in epidemic-ravaged West Africa

11/11/2014
Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: Study

More health care strategies and costs seen for non-hospice patients at end of life

11/11/2014
Last U.S. Ebola Patient Leaves NYC Hospital 'Healthy, No Longer Infectious'

Dr. Craig Spencer spent 19 days under treatment after contracting illness in Guinea

11/8/2014
Report: Fewer U.S. Hospitalizations for Hepatitis A

Viral infection comes from contaminated food, water or contact with infected person

11/7/2014
Dallas to End Monitoring for Ebola Infections

CDC spends $2.7 million on hospital kits for health care workers

11/6/2014
Bed Position Matters for Stroke Patients, Report Shows

But clear guidelines aren't available, researcher says

11/5/2014
Medical Errors Drop When Docs Communicate Better at Shift Changes

Detailed 'handoff package' helped remind physicians about patient needs, study found

11/4/2014
Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital Germ Traced to U.K. Livestock, Study Finds

British researchers urge strict agricultural standards to prevent MRSA's spread

11/3/2014
Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late

A third die within a week of beginning palliative care, experts say

11/3/2014
End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

10/28/2014
Very Special Delivery: Unused U.S. Surgical Supplies

Researchers estimate large hospitals generate 2 million pounds a year for possible overseas donation

10/27/2014
Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds

More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report

10/24/2014
Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

Many don't have enough staff, training or equipment to control often deadly virus, experts say

10/23/2014
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

10/23/2014
Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

10/22/2014
U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however

10/22/2014
Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'

2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center

10/22/2014
Where Ebola Battles Are Won

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say