Hospital News

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7/11/2011
Coordinated Cooling Effort After Cardiac Arrest Can Improve Outcomes

Study found new system reduced neurological damage among patients

7/8/2011
Study Offers Update on Staph Pneumonia Trends in Children

Records from Texas hospital over decade show most cases caused by aggressive MRSA strain

7/5/2011
Small, Rural Hospitals Provide a Lower Quality of Care: Study

Still, these hospitals are vital in making sure rural Americans can quickly access emergency care

7/5/2011
Medical Futility Trend Seen in Neonatal Deaths

Infants' 'peace' led to withholding, withdrawal of life support in NICUs, study finds

7/1/2011
More Than 200,000 Suffer Cardiac Arrest in Hospitals Annually

A major cause of death inside hospitals, study finds

6/29/2011
Delaying Intravenous Feeding of ICU Patients May Aid Recovery

European researchers report holding off a week helps speed up hospital discharge

6/28/2011
Program Shrinks Time-to-Treatment for Heart Attack: Study

In North Carolina, statewide coordination sped up lifesaving hospital transfers, researchers say

6/27/2011
Hospitals in U.S. Territories Have Higher Death Rates: Study

Researcher says these territories have been largely neglected in efforts to reduce disparities

6/24/2011
Study Finds 'Inconsistent' Care for Pregnant Women With Depression

These patients often have longer hospital stays than non-depressed moms-to-be

6/23/2011
Hospital Delays Tied to Racial Divide in Heart Attack Care

Black Americans tend to go to centers that take longer to transfer patients for treatment, study finds

6/21/2011
Delays in Hospital Transfers for Heart Attack Patients May Raise Death Risk

Study stresses the need to get to centers that can clear blockages quickly

6/20/2011
Most Medicare Patients With Cancer Get Good Surgical Care: Study

Nine out of 10 hospitals stuck to best-practices guidelines, researchers say

6/17/2011
Kids With Minor Head Injury May Not Need Hospitalization

OK to discharge most children with normal CT scan after minor blunt trauma, study suggests

6/17/2011
'Glowing Hands' Gel Shows Kids Where Dirt, Germs Linger

It helped improve children's handwashing techniques, study says

6/15/2011
Rushed Discharge After Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risks

Complications, deaths far more likely in patients sent home on same day as gastric bypass, study finds

6/14/2011
Study Finds Equal Number of Errors in Hospitals, Doctors' Offices

Expert urges better coordination between physicians through electronic records

6/10/2011
ER Docs Frustrated, Burned Out by Repeat Patients: Survey

Use of ER for routine, non-emergency care is a national problem, researchers find

6/7/2011
Joint Replacement Risks Rise at Less Experienced Hospitals

Study finds greater likelihood of clots, death when few operations are done

6/3/2011
Emergency Care May Be Key to Hospital Readmissions

Recent inpatients are twice as likely to be admitted again, study finds

6/2/2011
Noisy ORs Linked to Raised Risk of Surgical Site Infection

The sound level may be related to the difficulty of the procedure, researchers say

6/2/2011
Fear of Dying During Heart Attack May Make Matters Worse

High anxiety linked to greater inflammation, study finds

6/1/2011
Hospital Visitors' Cellphones May Carry 'Worrisome' Germs

Dangerous bacteria twice as likely to enter facility via patients' phones than staff's, study finds

6/1/2011
ERs Frequented by Kids With Behavioral Problems: Report

Repeated visits often for non-emergency psychiatric problems, researchers find

6/1/2011
Corticosteroids May Speed Pneumonia Recovery in Some

Adding dexamethasone to antibiotic regimen helps treat community-acquired pneumonia, study says

5/26/2011
Experts Say Stroke Care Differs for U.S. Minorities

Variations span from less awareness of symptoms to slower delivery of treatment, report finds

5/20/2011
Robotic Surgery Oversold on Hospital Websites, Study Contends

Like any procedure, outcome depends on surgeon's skill, expert says

5/20/2011
Kids of Deployed Parents May Face Mental Health Risks

Study found 10% higher chance of hospitalization for psychiatric problems in 9- to 17-year-olds

5/18/2011
End-of-Life Care Differs Between U.S., Canada, Study Finds

Researchers say data comparison could help guide improvements in care

5/17/2011
Almost 30% of Urban ERs Closed During Past Two Decades: Study

Patients can expect longer waits, overcrowding at remaining facilities

5/17/2011
Unnecessary Blood Tests Plunge After Cost Reminders: Study

Weekly reports to surgical staff on phlebotomy charges had desired effect, researchers say

5/16/2011
ICU Patients May Benefit From 'Telemedicine'

Lower rates of death and complications seen for patients monitored remotely, study finds

5/10/2011
Shortage of Anesthetics Reported

98% of anesthesiologists had trouble obtaining at least one drug within past year, survey finds

5/9/2011
Best Heart Transplant Outcomes Seen at High-Volume Centers

High-risk patients urged to seek care at hospitals where teams are most familiar with the surgery

5/9/2011
Child's Head Injury Doesn't Always Need CT Scan: Study

Observing child in ER can minimize radiation exposure without compromising care, researchers say

5/5/2011
Parents' Limited English May Prolong Child's Hospital Stay

U.S. study suggests interpreter services may be key to better care

5/3/2011
Care for Irregular Heartbeat Costs U.S. Billions: Study

Patients with atrial fibrillation much more likely to be hospitalized, research shows

5/3/2011
Women Often Deprived of Life-Saving Heart Procedures: Study

Doctors more likely to perform angioplasty, heart surgery on men, researchers say

4/27/2011
Higher Oxygen Levels Improve Preemie Survival: Study

But risks are involved, including eye damage, doctor notes

4/27/2011
No Long-Term Effects Seen From Anesthesia in Infancy

Study offers reassurance for parents of babies who need surgery, but more research urged

4/24/2011
Hospital Infection Raises Death Risk for Bowel Patients

Those who contract C. difficile are six times more likely to die, study finds

4/20/2011
Inhaled Meds May Save COPD/Pneumonia Patients' Lives

Corticosteroids cut death rates among older people with both respiratory diseases, study found

4/19/2011
Shorter Hospital Stays, More Readmissions After Hip Replacements

Many patients also discharged to skilled nursing facilities, long-term analysis of Medicare data shows

4/18/2011
People With DNR Orders More Apt to Die After Any Surgery

Death and complication rate higher even in non-emergency procedures, study found

4/18/2011
Hospitalization May Cause Temporary Memory Problems for Seniors

Support needed until they return to normal, researchers say

4/15/2011
Problem Drinking May Make Hospital Infections More Deadly

Patients needing hospitalization should tell doctors about their drinking behaviors, researchers say

4/14/2011
Majority of Americans Give Quality of Health Care a C, D or F

Poll should be considered 'a wake-up call,' expert says

4/13/2011
Studies Highlight Challenge of Controlling Resistant Bacteria in Hospitals

One found extra precautions helped reduce infections, while the other did not

4/8/2011
FDA OKs Rapid Test to Spot Dangerous Intestinal Infection

C. difficile is commonly acquired in hospitals

4/7/2011
Report: Hospital Errors May Be Far More Common Than Suspected

New tracking system uncovers 10 times as many medical mistakes

4/6/2011
Years Later, Victims of Critical Respiratory Illness Still Suffer

Finding suggests treatment in intensive care unit for ARDS could be improved