Hospital News

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3/29/2011
Risks May Rise With Need for Nursing Care After Heart Failure

Life may not return to normal, researcher advises

3/29/2011
MRSA Infections May Vary by Season

Warmer temps and humidity increase occurrence in kids, study suggests

3/29/2011
Better Cleaning in ICUs Lowers MRSA Infection Rates

Study found staph infections in rooms previously occupied by MRSA patient dropped

3/25/2011
Alcohol May Play Dual Role in Some Cases of Elder Abuse

Small study suggests victims may have problems with substance abuse, mental illness, other conditions

3/24/2011
ER Visits From Ecstasy Jump 75 Percent, U.S. Study Finds

Hospitals treat drug's young users for agitation, heat stroke, even heart failure, report notes

3/23/2011
Review Finds No Harm From Cutback in Residents Docs' Hours

Patient safety not affected, researchers say, but more study still needed

3/22/2011
Trauma Patients Seem More Likely to Survive on Weekends

Victims may benefit from more attention outside of regular weekday hours, researchers say

3/22/2011
Study: Reluctance to Speak Up Encourages Medical Errors

Silence among health-care workers regarding shortcuts, incompetence can put patients at risk

3/22/2011
Steroid May Help Cut Pneumonia Risk After Brain Trauma

Hydrocortisone seemed to benefit ICU patients with traumatic brain injury, small study finds

3/18/2011
Domestic Abuse Often Escapes Notice of ER Staff: Study

Most not identified as victims when treated in emergency department

3/16/2011
When Nurse Staffing Drops, Mortality Rates Rise: Study

Experts say finding shows clear link to patient safety

3/15/2011
Hospital Referral Program May Not Improve Surgery Outcome

Initiative to increase use of high-volume facilities has negligible results, study finds

3/12/2011
Asthma Awareness Can Help Prevent Rush to ER: Experts

Thousands wind up in hospital daily because of poorly managed disease, physicians' group says

3/9/2011
Hospital Safety Varies Widely Nationwide: Report

Where patients go for treatment can mean the difference between life and death, researchers say

3/8/2011
Hospitals Urged to Check for Depression Before Discharging Heart Patients

People have fewer, less severe problems with early, collaborative care, study finds

3/8/2011
Risk of Death May Linger for Trauma Survivors

Those discharged to skilled nursing facilities face highest risk, study finds

3/7/2011
Early Rehab May Help Speed Recovery After Knee Surgery

Joint replacement patients who began therapy within 24 hours were discharged sooner: study

3/4/2011
1 in 5 Patients at California ERs Leaves Without Being Seen

While nationwide trends are unclear, experts blame state's situation on overcrowding, ER closures

3/2/2011
Poor People With Epilepsy More Prone to Uncontrolled Seizures

Drug side effects, ER visits also more frequent than in more affluent people with the disorder, study finds

3/1/2011
Dramatic Drop in Blood Infections Among ICU Patients: CDC

But number of cases still too high in other health care settings, agency adds

3/1/2011
Hospital Spending Doesn't Affect Sepsis Survival Rates

Lower costs for treatment would have saved $332 million, study finds

2/28/2011
Medical Surrogates May Pay Emotional Price for Crisis Decisions

Stress, guilt, doubt greatest for those whose loved ones didn't convey end-of-life requests, study says

2/28/2011
Heart Patients With Depression Often Find ER Delays

Canadian study shows those with a history of depression don't get priority care

2/22/2011
Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms

Experts caution against electing to undergo a 'scheduled delivery' for non-medical reasons

2/21/2011
Going 'Green' May Cut Hospital Costs

Even surgical staff can reduce waste without harming patients, study says

2/18/2011
Rise in Dog Bites Has Experts Concerned

For kids, education about safe interactions with canines 'cannot begin early enough,' advocates warn

2/17/2011
Crib Injuries Land Thousands of Toddlers in ER Each Year

Study shows most involve children trying to climb out and falling on floor

2/15/2011
Blacks Readmitted to Hospital More Than Whites: Study

Return rates even higher for hospitals serving mostly minority patients, research shows

2/11/2011
Few Stroke Patients Given Clot-Buster Quickly Enough: Study

Analysis finds age, gender, race play part in who gets it within 60-minute window

2/10/2011
Wireless Device Can Cut Heart Failure-Related Hospitalizations

Doctors able to track fluid pressure in lungs, make medication adjustments, study shows

2/8/2011
Hospitals Often Fail to Follow Up on Tests, Study Says

Findings point to a 'substantial problem, which impacts on patients' safety'

2/3/2011
Minorities With Severe Leg Blockages at Higher Risk of Amputation

Study finds they tend to have lower incomes, seek care at smaller hospitals

2/2/2011
New Antibiotic Helps Prevent Recurrence of Dangerous Gut Infection

Fidaxomicin targets C.difficile but leaves most 'good' bacteria unharmed, researchers explain

1/31/2011
Survival After Stroke Better for Blacks

Reasons aren't clear, but more aggressive care may be why, researchers say

1/30/2011
Running-Related Injuries on the Rise in U.S. Kids: Study

Formal guidelines needed to help adults teach children the proper way to run, expert suggests

1/28/2011
Older Patients May Get Lower Quality Care at Trauma Centers

Few facilities were rated as providing high-quality care for both old and young, study finds

1/27/2011
Rep. Giffords' Intensive Rehab Under Way

Efforts to help her speak a priority, doctors say

1/25/2011
'Stroke Centers' Providing Better Care, Study Finds

Patients more likely to get clot-busting drugs, survive at these specialty hospitals, research shows

1/25/2011
Elderly With Dementia, Delirium Confused by ER Visits: Study

Often unlikely to understand why they're at hospital or follow discharge instructions

1/22/2011
Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns

Problems ranging from heart attacks to horseplay lead many shovelers to ERs each year

1/20/2011
Study Questions Safety of Pneumonia Treatment Guidelines

In cases with suspected multi-drug resistance, multiple antibiotics may not always be best

1/19/2011
Nurses' Long Shifts May Put Hospital Patients at Risk: Study

Fatigue linked to work schedules needs more study, researcher says

1/17/2011
Worsening Depression Adds to Heart Failure Risks: Study

Routine mental health screening for heart patients may be 'prudent,' researchers say

1/17/2011
Warfarin Use May Raise Risk of Death From Traumatic Injuries

Researchers found chances almost doubled; say ER docs need to check elderly patients

1/14/2011
Med School Grads May Not Be Ready for Primary Care

Study finds lack of training in treating common chronic ailments

1/13/2011
Bottle Rockets Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries in Kids

Protective eyewear urged, even for bystanders, whenever these fireworks are used

1/11/2011
Not All Heart Failure Drugs Boost Survival Equally

Comparison study found patients taking candesartan outlived those on losartan

1/11/2011
Private Rooms Cut Infection Risk in the ICU: Study

Hospital's switch from multibed to single occupancy led to fewer infections, shorter stays

1/10/2011
Treating Latent TB After 65 Raises Serious Side-Effect Risk

Likelihood of hospitalization increases with age, researchers say

1/10/2011
Immune Disorders May Raise Blood Clot Risk in Hospitalized Patients

Those with conditions such as lupus appear more vulnerable, study suggests