Hospital News

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3/17/2014
Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases

Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study

3/14/2014
How 1 Hospital Combats E. Coli Germ in Food

Swiss facility had high rates of contamination with drug-resistant strain, but proper preparation cut risk

3/14/2014
Key Questions to Ask Before Surgery

Weight loss, quitting smoking might reduce odds of complications, expert says

3/13/2014
Trauma Center Closures Tied to Higher Death Risk for Injured Patients

California study suggests longer travel time makes a difference

3/12/2014
Safety Checklists for Surgery May Not Lower Deaths, Complications: Study

But Canadian program wasn't voluntary and that may have affected results, researchers say

3/10/2014
Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble

Study found they were more than twice as likely to end up in ER, five times more likely to be hospitalized

3/6/2014
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC

When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

3/6/2014
Hospital Policy Spurs New Moms to Get Whooping Cough Shot

With standing order for vaccine, coverage went from 18 percent to 69 percent, findings showed

3/6/2014
2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD

Study found patients who were more active had fewer hospitalizations from lung condition

3/4/2014
U.S. Hospitals Overuse, Misuse Antibiotics, CDC Says

To fight drug resistance, agency seeks $30 million more, recommends hospitals improve prescription practices

2/28/2014
Hand Hygiene Lacking in Many U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study

Missing hand sanitizer, gaps in staff training may jeopardize efforts to stem spread of infection, researchers say

2/27/2014
Doctors' Germ-Laden Stethoscope May Spread Nasty Bacteria

Cleansing after each use should be part of good patient care, study says

2/26/2014
Nurse Caseloads, Education Tied to Surgery Outcomes

Each case added to workload linked to higher risk of patient death, researchers say

2/25/2014
Transfusions Risky During Certain Heart Procedures, Study Finds

Angioplasty patients run the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death, researchers say

2/20/2014
Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC

Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

2/19/2014
Insured Patients May Not Always Get Best Trauma Care, Study Finds

They were less likely to be transferred to trauma centers than the uninsured were

2/19/2014
Many U.S. Hospitals Fall Short in Preventing Infections

Study authors consider findings 'a call to action'

2/18/2014
Newborns Fed Formula in Hospital Less Likely to Be Breast-Fed Later

Small study found mothers tend to continue formula use at home

2/14/2014
Giving Magnesium to Stroke Victims Early Not Helpful: Study

Made no difference in long-term outcomes, but other drugs being developed might, study says

2/14/2014
Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds

Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

2/11/2014
Experimental Eyewear Helps Surgeons 'See' Cancer, Study Says

The hope is the new technology will reduce the need for follow-up surgeries

2/10/2014
Poor Patients Might Benefit From Trained Helpers After Hospital Discharge

Study finds assistance from community health workers boosts follow-up care, reduces readmissions

2/9/2014
Cat Bites May Lead to Serious Infections, Hospitalizations

Felines' sharp teeth can inject harmful bacteria deep into joints and tissue, doctors warn

2/3/2014
Patients Can Now Get Test Results Straight From the Lab: HHS

New rule still lets consumers access personal health information from their doctor

2/3/2014
Black Children, Teens More Likely to Return to Hospital for Asthma: Study

Financial, social hardships were biggest reasons why, researchers report

2/3/2014
Study Ties Home Births to Higher Infant Death Rates

Analysis of midwife-assisted deliveries suggests non-hospital setting, rather than practitioner type, is key factor

1/28/2014
Gut Bacteria in Preemies Altered by Hospital Stay, Study Finds

The antibiotics given to many killed mother's bacteria, and bacteria in NICU took over

1/27/2014
Experts Uneasy About Deadly MERS Virus

Worldwide spread of the respiratory infection has not yet been seen but the potential remains, they say

1/27/2014
Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope

Writing lyrics, making videos helped them get through grueling treatment, connect with others, study found

1/24/2014
Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts

Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized

1/24/2014
ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals

Finding seen despite nationwide push against unnecessary use, to prevent drug resistance

1/22/2014
Synthetic Pot Tied to Surge of Emergency Cases

Colorado patients were delirious, combative, had seizures and breathing problems

1/22/2014
Hospital Safety Improves for Heart Patients, Study Finds

But no drop seen in 'adverse events' for surgical or pneumonia patients

1/22/2014
Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers

Study also found they do worse in hospitals with higher volumes of young patients

1/22/2014
Timing of Heart Attack Tied to Death Risk

Large review finds patients arriving at hospitals in off-hours have 5 percent higher odds of dying

1/21/2014
Time for Docs to Ditch the White Coat?

New infection control guidelines raise possibility that some attire may spread germs among patients

1/20/2014
Testing for Smoke Exposure May Predict Rehospitalization for Asthma

Study found kids subjected to secondhand smoke are more than twice as likely to be readmitted

1/20/2014
U.S. Children's Hospitals Vary Widely In Tonsillectomy Care

Study finds big differences in what medications patients get during and after procedure

1/17/2014
Statin Therapy May Prevent Delirium in Critically Ill Patients

More study needed, but researchers suspect benefit may be due to reduced inflammation

1/16/2014
Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies Widely

Survey of California hospitals finds cost for uncomplicated birth ranges from about $3,300 to $37,000

1/13/2014
Assaults at Schools Send 90,000 Kids to ER Each Year: Study

Number of intentional injuries is 'concerningly high,' researcher says

1/9/2014
Death Rate After Hip, Knee Replacements Has Dropped Sharply: Study

Experts credit advances in post-surgical care for lower risk

1/8/2014
Tight Blood Sugar Control Might Not Help All Critically Ill Kids

Study found no benefit with heart surgery patients, but those with other conditions were discharged earlier

1/7/2014
Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

Cafeteria items marked green for healthy or red for junk food led to shift in buying habits, study found

1/4/2014
No Harm Done From 'Scoop and Run' Police Transport Policy: Study

Survival of gunshot, stabbing victims similar whether they're moved by police or EMS

1/2/2014
Medicaid Use May Boost ER Visits, Study in Oregon Suggests

Expansion of public insurance plan unlikely to reduce urgent care, researchers say

12/19/2013
Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors

Consultation with geriatrician in hospital linked with greater return to independence in study

12/11/2013
Dangerous Bacteria Can Lurk Inside Nose, Study Finds

People who carry staph can transmit life-threatening infections in hospital setting

12/9/2013
Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

12/8/2013
Study Challenges Myths About Frequent ER Users

They're likely to have chronic health conditions, rather than mental illness or substance abuse, authors say