Hospital News

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2/15/2012
'Needlestick' Law Linked to Drop in Health Worker Injuries

Researchers found a 38% decline in these skin-puncture wounds after 2001 law took effect

2/15/2012
Weekend Delivery Doesn't Hurt Babies With Birth Defects: Study

Moms should give birth when their body is ready, researchers say

2/10/2012
Most Teens Who Self-Harm Are Not Evaluated for Mental Health in ER

Researchers say suicide risk is highest soon after such an incident

2/10/2012
Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth

More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home

2/3/2012
Norovirus Top Cause of Hospital Infection Outbreaks, Says Study

Gastrointestinal bug causes vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea

2/3/2012
Many Stroke Victims Still Don't Get Treated Fast Enough: Study

Researchers found response times haven't improved since 2005

2/1/2012
Many Hispanics Don't Call an Ambulance For Stroke: Study

That may be one reason why they tend to do worse afterward than whites, researchers say

2/1/2012
Clot-Busting Drug May Work for Those Who Have Strokes While Asleep

Study found if symptoms, scans showed early signs of attack, tPA produced good results

1/31/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges More Input From Parents

New policy statement calls for strong family presence, greater decision-making role

1/27/2012
IV Acetaminophen Linked to More Child Overdoses

Confusion can arise over measurement guidelines, experts warn

1/25/2012
Long Shifts May Raise Some Nurses' Odds for Obesity

Arduous schedules take toll on their health, patient care, study finds

1/24/2012
Baltimore Deemed U.S. City With Most Top-Ranked Hospitals

Other cities with top-performing hospitals include Phoenix, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Richmond

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