Hospital News

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12/4/2013
Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study

Painkiller appeared to slow, diminish anti-clotting effect of heart drug

12/3/2013
Drug Abuse By Young Anesthesiologists Is Rare But Sometimes Deadly

Study finds rates approached 1 percent during doctors' training program

11/25/2013
Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study

Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say

11/20/2013
Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off

Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

11/19/2013
Women More Likely to Die in Hospital After Heart Attack

And white men more likely than women to undergo procedures to open up blocked arteries, study finds

11/18/2013
Program Helps Heart Patients Stick With Meds After Leaving Hospital

Study found more took their pills as directed if they got personal attention from a pharmacist, reminders

11/18/2013
Transfusions During Hospital Transport May Help Trauma Patients Survive

Study compared short-term survival in severely injured patients

11/13/2013
Even Non-Surgical Hospital Patients Often Get Powerful Narcotics: Study

Researchers looked at more than 1 million U.S. admissions

11/12/2013
Soaring Prices, Not Demand, Behind Massive Hike in U.S. Health Spending

Major survey of U.S. health care trends yields surprises

11/8/2013
Non-Delivery Hospital Stay May Raise Clot Risk During Pregnancy

Risk remained for 28 days after discharge; highest when hospitalization was for 3 or more days, study suggests

11/7/2013
Adjust the Lights, Hold the Morphine?

Closer-to-normal lighting in hospital patient rooms linked to less pain in study

11/6/2013
Hospital Stay May Improve When Doctor Takes Time to Connect

When patients know a little bit about their caregiver, they report more satisfaction with their care

11/5/2013
Tired Surgeons May Not Be Error-Prone

Study compared gallbladder surgery results for same doctors with and without enough sleep

11/4/2013
Hospital Costs From Gun Injuries Topped $16B Over 9 Years

U.S. study found many victims were young, male, black, uninsured

10/30/2013
Thyroid Levels of Older Hospital Patients May Be Linked to Survival

Low levels reflect weakness, increased vulnerability, study finds

10/29/2013
Medical Interns May Need to Brush Up on Bedside Manners

Study found courtesy gaps in their conversations with patients

10/29/2013
Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study

These women also more likely to undergo a mastectomy, researchers say

10/28/2013
Childhood Gun Injuries, Deaths on Rise in U.S., Study Finds

Researchers find link between firearms in the home and gunshot wounds among kids

10/28/2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

10/28/2013
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Up Among Hospitalized Kids: Study

More cases seen of children affected by musculoskeletal MRSA

10/23/2013
New Research May Help Spare Patients 'Accidental Awareness' During Surgery

Study found certain type of brain activity signals the brain has gone 'to sleep'

10/23/2013
Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care

Elderly patients treated in regular emergency rooms have higher mortality rates after release

10/18/2013
Urinary Tract Infection Often Puts Older Men in Hospital

Pinpointing high-risk patients could improve treatment, save health care dollars, researchers say

10/18/2013
When Buying Insurance on the Exchanges, It Helps to Have Help

New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say

10/17/2013
Nosebleeds Common But Seldom Serious, Study Finds

Most patients hospitalized for heavy bleeds need only minor treatment

10/17/2013
Surgical Implements Too Often Left Behind in Patients: Report

Breakdowns in surgical team communication often at fault, watchdog group says

10/14/2013
Nonprofit Hospital CEOs Earn $600K on Average: Report

Patient satisfaction, more than quality of care, appears to determine income, study suggests

10/14/2013
Bullet Wounds Kill 8 Percent of U.S. Kids Treated at ERs

That's a higher level of serious injury and death than any other cause, even car accidents, study finds

10/11/2013
Poultry Plants Linked to Salmonella Outbreak to Remain Open: USDA

Owner has made 'immediate substantive changes to slaughter and processing,' agency says

10/10/2013
History of Falls Linked to Post-Surgery Complications in Seniors

Researcher suggests improving 'preoperative risk assessment'

10/9/2013
Antibiotic Resistance Ups Salmonella Hospitalizations: CDC

Furloughed agency workers called back to aid investigation into California chicken farm

10/9/2013
Efforts to Improve Intensive-Care Outcomes Produce Mixed Results

Studies found statins, different IV fluids made little difference, but beta blocker may protect heart during severe septic shock

10/7/2013
ICU Gloves, Gowns Might Reduce MRSA Infection, Study Says

Review of health care workers showed drop in 'superbug' spread

10/2/2013
Long Periods of Delirium in ICU May Raise Risk of Mental Impairment

Study found these patients suffered problems similar to those seen with brain injuries, early Alzheimer's

10/2/2013
Surgical Complications Greater for Minority Seniors: Study

Researchers say pre-existing medical conditions make a difference

9/30/2013
Many More Kids Visiting ER for Sports Concussions, Study Finds

Better awareness of traumatic brain injury may be reason, experts say

9/26/2013
Risks for Kidney Donors Decline, Study Finds

Post-donation hospital stays are shorter too

9/26/2013
Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women

Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

9/25/2013
Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study

Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes

9/24/2013
New Tool May Help Identify Deadly Brain Bleed

Goal is to help ER doctors make accurate diagnosis

9/23/2013
'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC

While overall rates still low for kids, study finds infants and black children face higher risk

9/20/2013
Mental State Influences Readmission After Heart Failure Treatment, Study Says

Memory problems, use of antidepressant linked to early hospital return

9/20/2013
Overlooked Delirium Worsens Hospital Course for People With Dementia

Study found these patients declined mentally and physically

9/19/2013
Medical Harm Occurs in Nearly 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year

Review focused on seven facets of poor care worldwide

9/18/2013
Surgical Readmission Rates Reflect Initial Care, Study Suggests

One in seven major surgery patients gets readmitted to U.S. hospitals

9/17/2013
Medicaid Patients Behind Jump in California ER Visits, Study Finds

Number of adults treated in emergency rooms rose nearly 1 million between 2005 and 2010 in the state

9/17/2013
'Bath Salts' Drugs Led to 23,000 ER Visits in One Year: U.S. Report

These stimulants are especially dangerous when combined with other drugs, expert says

9/16/2013
Chest Pain Less Common in Female Heart Patients: Study

Emergency staff should be aware of other symptoms of heart attack, unstable angina, researchers say

9/16/2013
Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC

Hospital-onset invasive cases involving the 'superbug' dropped by 54 percent

9/13/2013
Trauma Center Death Rates Linked to Patient Population

Injured patients of all races do better at hospitals treating mostly white people, study says