Hospital News

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10/15/2010
More U.S. Kids Getting Hurt Using All-Terrain Vehicles

30% of those hospitalized suffered traumatic brain injury, researchers found

10/13/2010
Race, Medicaid Status Linked to Rapid Hospital Readmission

Being depressed, obese, underweight, having a chronic disease also raised risk, another study found

10/12/2010
Heart Surgery Patients Do Fine With Fewer Blood Transfusions: Study

But transfusion rates vary widely around the nation, a second study finds

10/11/2010
End-of-life Care for Heart Failure Patients Changing: Study

More in U.S., Canada using hospice, out-patient care, with a potential for lower costs, researchers say

10/5/2010
Sensors in Surgical Sponges May Mean Fewer Left Behind

Radio-frequency tags plus counting could improve patient safety, surgeons report

10/5/2010
Hypertonic Fluids Don't Seem to Aid Brain Injury Outcome

No benefit from early electrolyte treatment outside hospital in patients who aren't in shock, study finds

10/5/2010
MRI, CT Scans for ER Patients Triple Over Decade

But researchers question whether patients benefit

10/1/2010
Most Suicidal Teens Seen in ER Receive Follow-up Care

Nearly 95 percent see mental health professional within a month, study shows

10/1/2010
Antibiotics for Viral Respiratory Infections in Hospital Decried

Researchers found docs prescribing them with some frequency

9/30/2010
Most Americans Unfamiliar With Sepsis, Survey Finds

The bacterial infection can lead to organ failure, death

9/29/2010
Not All Chest Pain Treated Equally in U.S. Hospitals: Study

Blacks, Hispanics, uninsured seem less likely than whites to get immediate emergency room care

9/27/2010
Black Patients Less Likely to Get End-of-Life Care They Request

Those dying are more likely than whites to receive aggressive life-prolonging treatment against their wishes, study finds

9/27/2010
Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression

These men were more likely than peers to be hospitalized for mood disorders, study finds

9/26/2010
ER Visits for Kids' Ice Hockey Injuries Soar

From 1990 to 2006, emergency treatment for players aged 9 to 14 rose 163 percent, study finds

9/24/2010
Veterans With PTSD Suffer More Physical Ailments Than Their Peers

Female vets with disorder plagued by more medical illnesses than male counterparts, study shows

9/23/2010
New Health Reforms Take Effect

Children, young adults and seriously ill are among the first to benefit from health-care overhaul

9/23/2010
Quality of Care at U.S. Hospitals Shows Improvement

Latest analysis by Joint Commission finds 'encouraging' rates of performance

9/22/2010
Diaries May Reduce Post-Traumatic Stress in ICU Patients

Those given a treatment journal less likely to develop the disorder, study finds

9/21/2010
Delayed Appendicitis Surgery Not Linked to Worse Outcomes

Operating time and hospital stays slightly longer, but differences not clinically significant, study finds

9/21/2010
Plavix, Heartburn Drug Safe to Take Together: Study

No interaction seen between blood thinner, proton-pump inhibitors, researchers say

9/20/2010
IV Aspirin Drip Appears to Be Safe, Effective for Migraine

More commonly used in Europe, but treatment shows potential in small U.S. study

9/20/2010
Increase in Seizures Seen in Kids With H1N1 Flu

More anti-epileptic meds needed for children with swine flu complications than seasonal flu, study found

9/15/2010
Smoke-Free Laws May Help Kids Breathe Easier

Scottish study showed 18 percent annual decline in childhood asthma hospitalizations

9/15/2010
New Drug-Resistant 'Superbug' Reaches U.S. Shores

But the nation already has its own version of this antibiotic-resistant bacteria, CDC says

9/13/2010
Dying at Home Often Easier on Cancer Patients, Caregivers

Those left behind more likely to develop psychiatric problems if loved one dies in hospital, study finds

9/10/2010
Unneeded Hospital Transfers Add to U.S. Health-Cost Burden, Study Says

Reducing 'secondary over-triage' could help improve balance sheet, researchers say

9/10/2010
Distrust of Hospitals May Deter Black Blood Donors: Study

Finding may explain why blacks less likely than whites to give blood

9/8/2010
Emergency Visits for Stomach Pain Rose Over Decade

Use of medical imaging also increased, U.S. government study found

9/7/2010
Urgent Care, Retail Clinics Offer Alternatives to ER Visits

Less expensive options could save over $4 billion a year in U.S. health care costs, study suggests

9/3/2010
Exposure to Violence May Aggravate Asthma, Study Finds

Researchers link stress of inner-city life to increased hospitalizations

9/3/2010
Sickle Cell Kids at Greater Risk of 'Swine Flu' Complications

Findings highlight need to vaccinate against H1N1, seasonal flu, researchers say

9/3/2010
Talks With Plastic Surgeon Urged Before Mastectomy

Where woman goes for treatment may influence breast reconstruction decision, study suggests

9/2/2010
Response Team Reduces Rate of Cardiac Arrests: Hospital

'Code Blue' emergencies at VA center declined 57 percent in first two years, study shows

8/27/2010
Quality of Care After Joint Surgery May Affect Heart Health

Certain steps seem to cut risk of angina, cardiac events, researchers found

8/26/2010
Doctors' Religious Beliefs Can Color Their Care of Terminally Ill

Survey found agnostics, atheists almost twice as likely to make choices that hasten end of life

8/18/2010
Palliative Care May Boost Mood, Survival

Lung cancer patients had better quality of life, longer survival, study finds

8/18/2010
Reminders Spur Hospital Staff to Remove Patient Catheters

Systems that promote timely action can cut rate of urinary tract infections, researchers say

8/17/2010
Early Care Urged for Patients With Trouble Swallowing

'Dysphagia' significantly impacts hospital resources and patient outcomes, researchers say

8/17/2010
Deaths From Heart Attack Rise With Delays in Care

Study finds 10% increase in mortality with every additional hour between call, treatment

8/16/2010
Home Care After Hip Surgery May Aid Survival, Study Says

But only a small number of patients received the service after discharge, Canadian researchers find

8/11/2010
Travel for Surgery May Help Spread New Superbug

Antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria found in patients who underwent procedures in India, researchers say

8/11/2010
Underage Drinkers Rushed to ER Mostly Male

Better follow-up care needed, says federal expert

8/10/2010
More Medicaid Patients Using ERs, Study Finds

Increased volume adds to wait time, researchers find

8/10/2010
Hospital-Acquired MRSA Infections On the Decline, CDC Says

Better infection control may have antibiotic-resistant Staph on the run, experts say

8/6/2010
Foot Doctors Can Help Diabetics Avoid Amputation: Study

Podiatrists detect conditions that might lead to limb loss, experts say

8/4/2010
Students With Humanities Background Do Equally Well in Med School

They met and sometimes surpassed peers with traditional pre-med requirements

8/3/2010
Certified Nurse Anesthetists Can Safely Go Solo, Study Suggests

No higher risk of death, complications when they worked unsupervised, research found

7/27/2010
Rush Victims of Deadliest Heart Attacks to Specialty Centers: Study

Researchers estimate this will save twice as many lives and be far less expensive as expanding specialized treatment

7/27/2010
Complications From Weight-Loss Surgery 'Relatively Low'

Michigan study finds high-volume hospitals, surgeons reporting fewest problems

7/27/2010
Delirious Hospital Patients a High-Risk Group, Study Finds

Common complication may increase odds of dementia, institutionalization and death, researchers say