Hospital News

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7/14/2010
Cystic Fibrosis Flare-Ups May Be Treated Equally Well at Home

Study finds no difference in outcome for lung exacerbations compared to hospital care

7/13/2010
1 in 3 U.S. Docs Wouldn't Report Impaired, Incompetent Colleague

Many think their action wouldn't yield results -- except recrimination, study finds

7/12/2010
New Guidelines Urge Use of MRI Over CT Scan in Stroke Patients

American Academy of Neurology now says diffusion MRI best for detecting blockage

7/12/2010
Heart Attack Care Is Getting Better, Report Finds

U.S. hospitals, patients are responding quicker to warning signs and treatment protocols

7/12/2010
Coping Therapies Unlikely to Ease Kids' Stem Cell Treatment: Study

Massage, relaxation intervention produced no significant benefits, researchers say

7/9/2010
Scientists Engineering Advanced Wound Dressings

Embedded antibiotics would be released only when infection is detected, researchers say

7/7/2010
Many Docs Deliver Cancer Diagnosis Badly: Study

Devastating news relayed by phone, in public hospital locations, survey finds

7/6/2010
ICU Deaths More Likely on Weekends, Review Reveals

Reduced staffing might be one explanation, researchers say

7/2/2010
'Family-Centered Rounds' for Pediatric Patients Applauded

Including families in hospital discussions benefits trainees, children, parents, study finds

6/28/2010
End-of-Life Care Has 'Room for Improvement'

Researchers urge hospitals to provide more evaluation, communication for dying patients

6/25/2010
'Rotten Eggs' Gas Might Cut Inflammation in Ventilated Patients

In mouse study, low doses of hydrogen sulfide reduced organ damage, study found

6/24/2010
Diabetes Seems to Up Risks for Lung Disease Patients

Longer hospital stays, more deaths noted in those with COPD plus high blood sugar

6/22/2010
New Method Proposed for Gauging Hospital Infection Rates

Current system doesn't accurately portray extent of the problem, study says

6/22/2010
Fewer Hours for Medical Residents May Backfire

Workweek restrictions negatively affect surgical training and patient care, study finds

6/22/2010
Labor Induction May Boost C-Section Risk

One in five cesareans due to 'failed inductions,' researchers find

6/17/2010
Few Americans Using Electronic Medical Records

Many aren't even sure their doctor offers the technology, new poll finds

6/15/2010
IV Steroids May Be Overkill in COPD Patients

Pills work as well for hospitalized patients and can reduce costs, study finds

6/10/2010
Staph Infection Risk Rises With Brain, Chest Surgeries

These two types of procedures account for most post-surgical cases, study finds

6/10/2010
Lack of Insurance Could Raise Inpatient Death Risk

In study, hospitalized uninsured more likely to die from heart attack, pneumonia than insured

6/10/2010
Violence on the Rise at U.S. Health Care Centers

Frustration with overburdened health care system may be one cause, experts say

6/9/2010
Health Plan Reports Major Drop in Heart Attacks

Electronic health records contribute to 24 percent reduction in past decade, says Kaiser Permanente

6/8/2010
Use of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitalization Growing

The number of such facilities doubled over 10 years in U.S., researchers found

6/7/2010
Poor Asthma Outcomes in Black Kids Despite Access to Care

More likely to get ER treatment, less likely to see specialist, study shows

6/4/2010
Removing Gallbladder Sooner Cuts Costs, Readmissions

Lower rates of complications, death in elderly who don't delay surgery, research shows

6/3/2010
1 in 4 Patients Undergoes Revolving-Door Hospitalizations

Improving outpatient care could cut down on multiple readmissions, study authors suggest

6/3/2010
Drug Errors Peak in July When New Docs Start

Inexperience may explain deadly mistakes, study suggests

6/1/2010
Shorter Hospital Stays May Hinder Heart Failure Patients

Quicker discharge tied to more readmissions, at-home deaths, study finds

5/27/2010
Decline in Potentially Lethal Hospital-Based Infections

CDC finds 'central line' catheter-linked illnesses fall 18 percent across the U.S.

5/20/2010
When Heart Patients Discharge Themselves, Hospital Bills Increase

Study found their care cost more if and when they were readmitted

5/17/2010
Heart Attack Guidelines Close Racial Gaps in Hospital Care

But they're not enough to guarantee complete parity in treatment, expert says

5/17/2010
ER Docs Predict Jump in Emergency Room Visits

Despite health reform, they expect more crowding, fewer lifesaving services, survey shows

5/14/2010
Rotavirus Vaccine Helps Kids Avoid Severe Gastro Illness

In 2008, an estimated 55,000 hospitalizations were prevented in U.S., researchers say

5/14/2010
As End of Life Nears, What to Do With Implanted Defibrillators?

New guidelines help patients, doctors decide on removal to avoid unnecessary shocks

5/14/2010
Early Treatment With Clot-Busting Drug Best After Stroke

After 4.5 hours, odds for good recovery decline sharply and risk of dying increases, study finds

5/13/2010
Interruptions Make Doctors Lose Track of Tasks

Distractions could have big impact on patient safety, researchers say

5/7/2010
No Link Between Childhood Infections, Autism

Study of 1.4 million Danish children finds no connection

5/5/2010
Bar Codes Cut Down on Hospital Medication Errors

Study found electronic safety system halved potentially adverse events

5/4/2010
Hospitals Falling Short on Heart Patients' Follow-Up Care

Not tracking heart failure outcomes after discharge leads to readmissions, study finds

5/4/2010
H1N1 Fears Led to Overcrowded ERs

Last year's scare had people rushing for care even before the disease appeared, study shows

5/4/2010
Many Unaware of Local Stroke Centers

Residents in U.S. 'stroke belt' are among least informed, survey finds

5/3/2010
Child Abuse Head Injuries Rise as Economy Falls

Study found almost twice as many per month in a downturn

5/1/2010
Comprehensive Plan May Help Control Children's Asthma

Hospital visits declined following family education classes, study shows

4/27/2010
Scalpels in Hand, Robots Take to the OR

With tiny incisions and often fewer complications, robotic surgery becomes a popular option

4/26/2010
Test Spots Potential Organ Donors Among Coma Patients

It can predict which are most likely to be good candidates upon death, study finds

4/26/2010
Interrupting a Nurse Makes Medication Errors More Likely

In hospitals, mishaps increase along with distractions, study finds

4/25/2010
Noncardiac Chest Pain May Warrant More Management: Study

Patients should be screened and monitored for heart-related conditions, researchers say

4/23/2010
MRSA More Likely to Lurk in Certain Patients

One in five long-term elder care patients carried the dangerous germ in their nose, study finds

4/22/2010
Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

Insurance status didn't make a difference, study finds

4/22/2010
Traffic Seems to Make Kids' Asthma Worse

Analysis of Atlanta data links pollutants to ER visits

4/20/2010
Early Tracheotomy Doesn't Change Outcome for Patients on Ventilators

Doesn't significantly cut risk of associated pneumonia, researchers say