Hospital News

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10/16/2014
ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds

Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say

10/15/2014
Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests

ER charges haven't declined in 3 states with legislative reforms, study says

10/15/2014
Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?

After 2nd health worker at Dallas hospital is diagnosed with the virus, experts say more vigilance is needed

10/14/2014
More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say

Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study

10/13/2014
Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds

Rate of serious problems was highest in patients over 50

10/9/2014
Study Finds Hospital Patients Don't Wash Their Hands Enough

More education needed about importance of infection control, researcher says

10/9/2014
Kids May Leave Hospital Sooner When Antibiotics Are Controlled

Findings support use of drug 'stewardship programs,' researchers say

10/7/2014
Hospitals' High Antibiotic Use May Boost Germs' Resistance: Study

Improving diagnostics could help curb problem, experts say

10/7/2014
U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

10/3/2014
Ebola Focus Shrinks to About 50 People in Texas

They had varying degrees of contact with Liberian national being treated at a Dallas hospital for the disease

10/3/2014
Docs Offer Advice for Combating Respiratory Virus That's Striking Kids

Proper hygiene, including frequent hand washing, is important -- especially for children with asthma

10/2/2014
About 100 People Being Monitored for Ebola in Texas

Family members of Liberian national who's undergoing treatment at Dallas hospital have been confined to their home in the city

10/1/2014
'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study

But downside includes longer hospital stays, fewer days in hospice

10/1/2014
CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Now being treated at Dallas hospital, he developed symptoms days after arriving from West Africa

9/30/2014
CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in United States

Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa

9/29/2014
American Doctor Exposed to Ebola Admitted to NIH Hospital

The patient was working in West Africa; not clear if infection occurred

9/25/2014
3rd U.S. Aid Worker Infected With Ebola Released From Hospital

Treatments included experimental drug and blood transfusions from a fellow medical missionary who survived the virus

9/24/2014
Long ICU Stays May Alter Gut Microbes

These patients at greater risk of life-threatening infection, researchers report

9/22/2014
Newborn ICUs With Private Family Rooms Benefit Preemies: Study

More close contact with mothers may explain greater weight gains, fewer procedures, less stress

9/18/2014
ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find

You'll probably spend less time waiting at smaller or more rural hospitals

9/17/2014
'Biospleen' Suggests New Way to Treat Blood Infection

But more research needed before blood-cleansing device is used on humans to treat sepsis

9/17/2014
Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals

Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

9/15/2014
Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

9/15/2014
Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

9/12/2014
ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

9/9/2014
ER Visits Up for High Blood Pressure

But admissions, deaths are down, U.S. study finds

9/8/2014
Study Finds Drop in Kids' Hospital-Related Infections

Researcher attributes improvement to 'culture change' in intensive care practices

9/5/2014
Better Survival From Blood Infections at High-Volume Hospitals

Improved outcomes seen in medical centers with 500 or more cases a year, study finds

8/26/2014
Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic

8/26/2014
VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say

But draft report still finds unacceptable scheduling problems, according to published report

8/25/2014
Heart Failure Patients Wind Up in ER Too Often: Study

Finding illustrates need for better outpatient care, researchers say

8/25/2014
Hospital Admission Day Tied to Outcomes for Children With Leukemia

Those admitted on weekend after first diagnosis have more complications, study finds

8/21/2014
Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests

Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average, CDC research finds

8/19/2014
Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

8/18/2014
Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

8/15/2014
Natural Lighting Brightens Nurses' Outlook, Study Says

Patient safety, satisfaction may improve as a result

8/14/2014
Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study

About 20 percent who don't have immediate procedure return to ER within month, researchers say

8/13/2014
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

8/11/2014
In Neonatal ICU, Hand Washing Plus Gloves May Curb Infections

But researchers say it's too soon to make recommendation

8/11/2014
Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

Drugs that suppress the immune system make it harder to fight infection, study says

8/7/2014
U.S. Hospitals See Big Rise in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts

Spikes noted among young and middle-age adults; experts cite easy access to prescription meds

8/5/2014
'Immunonutrition' Ill-Advised for ICU Patients on Feeding Tube, Study Says

Adding agents to boost immune system might actually be harmful

8/4/2014
Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.

But figuring out what the best-performing centers are doing right can help everyone, researchers say

7/29/2014
Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes

Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows

7/24/2014
Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan

7/21/2014
No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

And women tend to fare worse than men, study finds

7/18/2014
Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals

Fivefold rise in cases reported at community hospitals over five years, study finds

7/17/2014
With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds

Risk of death may be 10 percent lower at high-volume emergency rooms

7/11/2014
Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study

Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

7/7/2014
Choosing Hospice Care Isn't Always Easy

Best time to check out options is before you need them, suggests expert