Hospital News

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1/23/2012
Hip Fracture Patients Often Have Other Health Problems

They contribute to lengthier hospital stays, researchers say

1/23/2012
Certain Seniors at Risk for Infection After ER Visit: Study

Going to hospital may spur respiratory, gastro illnesses in long-term care residents

1/13/2012
At More U.S. Workplaces, Smokers Need Not Apply

Experts weigh in as another large health care provider decides to hire nonsmokers only

1/11/2012
Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease Traced to Hospital Fountain

Indoor decorative fountains should undergo periodic testing for bacteria, study says

1/10/2012
Asian-Americans More Apt to Die in Hospital After Heart Attacks

However, program to improve health care reduced disparity

1/10/2012
Dementia May Lead to Avoidable Hospitalizations

Two-thirds of admissions in these patients are for preventable illnesses, study finds

1/9/2012
Kids Who Need Heart Surgery May Fare Better at Busier Hospitals

Higher-volume centers had lower death rate for patients with complications, study finds

1/3/2012
U.S. Heart Attack Patients Readmitted Most Often: Study

Shorter hospital stays may be to blame, say researchers

12/30/2011
Crowding in ER May Delay Pain Relief for Kids

Busy staff less responsive to needs of individual patients, researcher says

12/25/2011
A Visit Can Bring Holiday Cheer to Hospitalized Patients

Time with family, friends is the best gift, expert says

12/21/2011
Move to Hospital Isolation Unit Linked to Raised Delirium Risk

Mental status can deteriorate after patients moved from regular room, study finds

12/14/2011
Higher Hospital Admissions Equal Higher Readmissions: Study

Quality of care after hospital discharge may not be the problem, researchers say

12/14/2011
Med Students Need Hand Holding on Hand Washing

Too many don't know when they're supposed to wash up, study finds

12/14/2011
Could Statins Help Those Hospitalized With Flu?

Preliminary study suggests they might boost survival rates

12/13/2011
Angioplasty Safe at Hospitals Without On-Site Surgery: Review

In-hospital death, emergency bypass no more likely in non-specialty centers, researchers say

12/9/2011
Depression, Disability Can Follow ICU Care: Study

Meals, phone calls become too difficult for some patients, study finds

12/8/2011
Few With Acute Kidney Injury See Specialists, Study Finds

Researchers urge greater efforts to identify and treat these patients

12/7/2011
Many Kids Seen in ER Have High Blood Pressure

Could mean children are scared and upset, but may signal more serious issues, researchers say

12/5/2011
Common Hospital Infection Lengthens Patient Stays

An estimated 10% of those infected with C. difficile will die, study finds

12/1/2011
Time of Surgery Doesn't Influence Results, Study Says

You're no more likely to die if operated on at 7 p.m. versus 9 a.m., researchers find

11/30/2011
New Hip Implants No Better Than Older Ones, Study Finds

Not enough data to tell which device is best, researchers say

11/28/2011
Angioplasty Patients May Be at Risk for Rehospitalization

Studies found one in 10 readmitted in first 30 days, risk remains three years later

11/28/2011
Lengthy Hospital Transfers May Hamper Heart Attack Care

Recommended time is seldom met in switching patients to angioplasty or stent facility, study finds

11/22/2011
More Blacks Die in Hospital After Diverticulitis Surgery

Racial differences in survival were seen even among those with health insurance, study finds

11/22/2011
Surgery May Boost Survival With Dangerous Heart Condition

Heart valve replacement is better than drugs alone for some endocarditis patients, researchers say

11/22/2011
ER Visits for Energy-Drink Ills Soar in U.S.

Many patients combined the caffeine-loaded beverages with alcohol, other drugs, report finds

11/18/2011
Colon Surgery Linked to High Readmission Rates

Patients often return to the hospital for preventable surgical-site infections, researchers say

11/16/2011
Older ER Patients Less Likely to Get Pain Meds, Data Shows

Researchers say doctors may fear side-effects in the elderly

11/15/2011
Pneumonia Most Common Infection After Heart Surgery

Nearly half of serious infections occur 14 days after patients are discharged, study shows

11/11/2011
Exclusive Breast-Feeding Not the Norm in U.S.

Personal and societal obstacles keeping rates lower than health experts would like

11/11/2011
Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year

Global tally also includes 20 million kids with flu who develop potentially deadly pneumonia

11/10/2011
Drugs Slipped Into Drinks Sending Many to ER: Report

Majority of victims are women, but nearly 40 percent are male, researchers note.

11/7/2011
Home Environment Affects Asthmatic Kids

Children from single-parent homes were more likely to be readmitted to hospital, study finds

11/3/2011
More People Landing in the ER After Abusing Muscle Relaxant: Report

Carisoprodol, when misused or taken with other meds, can have dangerous sedative effects

11/2/2011
Hospital Rooms Crawling With Drug-Resistant Germs: Study

Nearly half of patient rooms sampled tested positive for Acinetobacter baumannii

10/25/2011
Drug-Resistant Infections in Hospitals May Be Less Deadly Than Thought

Study found patient's overall health, injury severity more likely to determine survival

10/20/2011
Hospital Programs to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance Working: Studies

But not enough hospitals following the guidelines, research finds

10/19/2011
Care for Mentally Ill Vets at VA Centers May Differ Across U.S.

More research urged to explore why discrepancies exist and how they should be addressed

10/19/2011
Health Care-Related Infections Declined in 2010: CDC

While drop is encouraging, more needs to be done, experts say

10/18/2011
Fewer Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure, U.S. Study Finds

Number of cases is down, but there are still too many, expert says

10/18/2011
Report Tracks Patient Outcomes at 5,000 U.S. Hospitals

Researchers also outline who is using the Internet to compare doctors, hospitals

10/17/2011
Gun Injuries to U.S. Kids Likely Underestimated: Study

ERs treat 20,600 children on average for gunshot wounds a year

10/17/2011
Many Don't Believe Their Obesity is Unhealthy: Study

Research involving ER patients finds poor communication with doctors a big factor

10/14/2011
More Children Visiting ERs for Psychiatric Care

Lack of mental health resources might drive the increase, study says

10/10/2011
After Stroke, Crossed Legs a Welcome Sign

Patients who crossed their legs within 15 days functioned better a year later, study shows

10/7/2011
ER Crowding May Encourage Poor Hand Hygiene

Gloves are no substitute for infection-preventing hand-washing practices, researchers say

10/6/2011
Many Medicare Patients Get Surgeries in Last Year of Life: Study

Wide variations seen in number of procedures, depending on region where patient lives

10/6/2011
More Evidence Minorities in U.S. Get Poorer Hospital Care

Elderly black and Hispanic patients over-represented in nation's 'worst' hospitals, study finds

10/5/2011
More Americans Face Longer Trips to ER

Closures affect disproportionate numbers of minorities, the poor, uninsured, study says

10/4/2011
Hospital Readmission Rates on the Rise in Older Adults: Study

1 in 6 Medicare patients ends up back in hospital within a month after discharge, report shows