Hospital News

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10/8/2012
CT Scans of Kids in ER With Stomach Pain Skyrockets

Between 1998 and 2008, CT use ballooned from 1 percent to 15 percent of these cases, study shows

10/8/2012
Fresh Blood as Good as Older Blood for Preemie Transfusions: Study

Finding backs current blood bank policies, researchers note

10/5/2012
Shootings at Hospitals a Rarity, Study Finds

People known to assailant are usually intended targets, researchers say

10/5/2012
U.S. Sees a Run on New Knees Since 1990s

Over $9 billion spent annually on the operation, researchers say

10/5/2012
Late-Preterm Babies Needing ICU Catch Up With Other Preemies: Study

By age 3, both groups show similar developmental progress

10/4/2012
Electronic Health Records Aid Diabetes Control

Researchers found that the records can help doctors better target treatment, testing

10/4/2012
Postoperative Program Prevents Respiratory Complications: Study

Simple steps counter common side effects of surgery, researchers say

10/4/2012
Juggling a Hospital Job and Family Can Be Painful

Administrators should assess job conditions, researchers say

10/2/2012
Seniors Who Fell Recently May Fare Worse After Surgery

Study found more disability, complications and longer hospital stays for these patients

10/1/2012
Child Abuse Injuries Have Risen, Study Finds

Child protective agencies reported decline, but hospital data tell a different story

9/27/2012
Hospital Observation Units Could Save Billions in Health Costs, Study Says

ER patients not ready for home can receive care in these units instead of being admitted as inpatients

9/24/2012
Researchers Propose Plan for Managing Drug Shortages

Key components include fairness, need, transparency

9/21/2012
Survival After General Anesthesia Vastly Improved: Study

However, the trend is seen mostly in developed countries, researcher says

9/10/2012
Tight Blood Sugar Control Won't Help Babies After Heart Surgery

Infection rates, survival didn't change, but more risk for low blood sugar seen in study

9/6/2012
Third of Hospital Staff Say Hand-Washing Reminders Unwelcome

Reasons ranged from professional embarrassment to possible legal fallout, survey finds

9/5/2012
Longer Resuscitation After Cardiac Arrest May Be Warranted, Study Suggests

Finding is controversial since common practice is to cease efforts early when patients fail to respond

8/29/2012
ER Study Shows Drop in Deaths After Trauma Injury

Experts say advances in treatment, better guidelines over past decade may explain trend

8/28/2012
Race May Affect Quality of Prostate Cancer Surgical Care

Analysis finds black patients less likely to be treated at hospitals with high-volume surgeons

8/28/2012
Missed Diagnoses in ICU Often Have Deadly Results: Review

About 1 in 4 in intensive care has undiagnosed, sometimes potentially fatal, conditions

8/22/2012
Microbiology and Genome Experts Quell Deadly Bacteria Outbreak

Collaboration helped control multi-drug resistant bacterial infection at research hospital

8/14/2012
Parents' Religious Beliefs Can Complicate Kids' End-of-Life Care

Hoping for a miracle might lead them to request futile treatments for their children, researchers say

8/13/2012
Many Test Results Left Unread as Patients Leave Hospital: Study

Electronic records could prevent important information from falling through cracks, expert says

8/7/2012
Weekends More Fatal for Older Patients With Head Injury: Study

Death risk rose when hospital admission occurred on Saturday, Sunday

7/31/2012
Burnt-Out Nurses Linked to More Hospital Infections

Reducing job-related emotional exhaustion among nurses could benefit patients, cut costs, study says

7/25/2012
High-Tech CT Scan May Get People With Chest Pain Home Faster

But benefit for low-risk patients isn't clear as test increases cost and radiation exposure

7/17/2012
Hospitals for Poor May Struggle Further Under Health Care Reform

Study finds that new system punishes those that are least able to improve

7/10/2012
Hospitals Often Not Alerted About Incoming Stroke Patients

This common oversight may delay life-saving treatment, studies say

7/9/2012
Stroke Patients Hospitalized on Weekends Don't Seem to Do As Well

U.K. study shows worse outcomes for those admitted on Sundays

7/9/2012
What Makes the End-of-Life Experience Peaceful?

Prayer, meditation and a caring doctor, not hospitals and treatments, survey of dying patients finds

7/6/2012
Many Hospitalized Kids Struggle With Pain

Study finds nearly 9 out of 10 still suffer, despite treatment advances

7/3/2012
Half of Heart Patients Make Mistakes With Their Meds: Study

Almost 23 percent of errors were deemed serious, researchers report

7/2/2012
No Health Risk When Jehovah's Witnesses Refuse Blood: Study

Heart-surgery survival similar between 'Witnesses' and transfused patients

6/29/2012
Residents as Good as Fully Trained Docs if Properly Supervised: Study

Their inexperience is counteracted by teaching from more experienced physicians, researchers say

6/28/2012
Supreme Court Backs Much of Controversial Health Reform Law

Says requirement that most Americans must carry insurance is constitutional

6/25/2012
Supreme Court's Ruling on Health Care Reform Could Come Monday

At issue is the requirement that most Americans carry health insurance or face a tax penalty

6/20/2012
More Than Half of Resident Docs Have Worked While Sick: Study

Dedication to work a key reason, but experts say patient safety may be at risk

6/19/2012
Hospitalization May Be 'Tipping Point' for Alzheimer's Decline

Study also found delirium added to risk of mental deterioration, even death

6/18/2012
Dramatic Rise in Kids Hospitalized With High Blood Pressure: Study

Childhood obesity may be a culprit in nearly doubled hypertension rates in the past decade

6/18/2012
America Awaits Supreme Court's Ruling on Health Care Reform

Whether or not the polarizing Affordable Care Act is upheld, debate over the cost of health care will continue, experts say

6/12/2012
Noisy Wards Could Threaten Hospital Patients' Health

Study simulating the inpatient environment finds frequent sleep disturbances from machines, people

6/7/2012
9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease

Images showed many had the beginnings of heart disease even though they had no symptoms

6/7/2012
Obesity, Diabetes May Raise Complications After Joint Replacement

Lung disease can also put older hip and knee surgery patients at risk, study finds

6/7/2012
Many Suffer Leg, Lung Clots While Hospitalized: CDC

Risk of potentially deadly blockages rises with age; prevention efforts urged

6/5/2012
Statewide Program Improved Heart-Attack Survival: Study

North Carolina patients were transferred more quickly to hospitals that perform lifesaving procedure

6/5/2012
Fewer Medicare Patients Being 'Admitted' to Hospitals: Study

They are instead being 'held for observation,' which may increase their out-of-pocket expenses

6/4/2012
Only a Third of U.S. Moms Who Plan to Breast-Feed Meet Goals

Formula-feeding at hospital is important barrier, study finds

5/30/2012
High Blood Sugar May Make Pneumonia Deadlier

Patients with community-acquired infection plus high glucose levels need monitoring, study finds

5/23/2012
Patients May Receive Too Much Acetaminophen in Hospital

Use of drugs such as Tylenol, Percocet can exceed recommended daily dose, study finds

5/23/2012
Regional Systems to Treat Severe Heart Attack Increasing

These systems coordinate emergency medical services and hospitals to speed patient care

5/23/2012
Clot Buster Seems to Help Up to 6 Hours After Stroke

Sooner is better, but window for using tPA may be longer than thought, study suggests