Hospital News

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4/20/2010
Recordings of Pre-Surgery Meetings Ease Anxieties

For heart patients, practice refreshes memory and increases knowledge, study finds

4/19/2010
More Die After Colon Surgery at Teaching Hospitals: Study

Consider procedure and diagnosis when choosing facility, researchers advise

4/16/2010
Respiratory Infections Major Cause of Childhood Deaths

New measures needed to prevent and treat RSV worldwide, researchers say

4/16/2010
Hospitalization Appears to Help Personality Disorder Patients

Most achieve long-term remission after in-patient treatment, study finds

4/15/2010
Safer Patients Mean Fewer Malpractice Suits

A drop in preventable injuries in California hospitals is linked to a decrease in patient lawsuits, study finds

4/13/2010
U.S. Hospitals Get Low Marks on Curbing Infections

Federal reports also say health care providers can do more to help obese patients

4/9/2010
Nicotine Withdrawal Can Complicate Hospital Care

More attention should be paid to prevention and treatment, expert says

4/9/2010
Mild Exercise Good for the Critically Ill

ICU patients who begin exercise program early recover faster, reduce sedative use, research shows

4/8/2010
Electronic Medical Records' Benefits Still to Be Seen

Most systems not yet fully implemented, survey finds

4/7/2010
Sitting Docs Have Happier Patients

People perceive physicians stay longer when they aren't standing, study finds

4/6/2010
Sickle Cell Disease Patients Seek Acute Pain Care Repeatedly

Researchers find frequent returns to hospital for treatment, at higher rates than expected

4/6/2010
Prescription Drug Abuse Sending More to Hospitals

Overdoses of painkillers and sedatives up 65 percent in U.S., study finds

4/4/2010
Weight Training-Related Injuries on the Rise

Most injuries occur when using free weights, not machines, study finds

4/2/2010
Start Talking About Life's End Well in Advance

Though uncomfortable for some, conversations should be ongoing, too

3/31/2010
New Insights Into Who's At Risk With Angioplasty

Guidelines based on national data point to those heart patients needing closest monitoring

3/31/2010
Advance Directives Help Assure End-of-Life Wishes Are Honored

Nearly one-third of those dying needed someone else to make decisions, research finds

3/31/2010
Parent in Recovery Room Tied to Behavior in Day Surgery Kids

No immediate benefit found, but positive results seen two weeks after, research shows

3/30/2010
Children in Intensive Care Should Be Screened for MRSA

Virulent bacteria strain becoming more prevalent in that setting, study finds

3/30/2010
More Family Support Can Raise Fears For Some Elderly

In British study, anxieties over dying rose among older people cared for in minority households

3/26/2010
MRI Beats X-Ray for Spotting Fractures in ER

Accurate diagnosis of hip, pelvic breaks cuts costs, speeds treatment, expert says

3/24/2010
Fewer Deaths in Larger, Busier Hospitals

However, increased volume is only one factor, researchers say

3/24/2010
Poll Finds Americans Blame Insurers, Drug Companies for Rising Health Costs

But the real drivers are higher fees, increased utilization and more sophisticated and costly medical technologies, some experts say

3/24/2010
End-of-Life Care Planning Eases Stress for Relatives

Advance directive improves odds that wishes will be followed, study shows

3/23/2010
When Heart Is in Crisis, High Blood Pressure a Good Sign

Study finds better survival rates a year after intensive care

3/22/2010
Racial Disparities Persist in Hospital Stroke Care

Black patients less likely than whites, Hispanics to receive all recommended measures, research shows

3/19/2010
Hypoglycemia May Raise Risk of Death in ICU Patients

Continuous glucose monitoring of critically ill patients suggested

3/19/2010
More Patients Die in Crowded Hospitals

But occupancy levels change daily, so don't base choice solely on numbers, experts say

3/19/2010
Swine Flu in Pregnancy Leads Some to ICU

Moms-to-be more likely to become critically ill than others, study finds

3/17/2010
Risks of Kids' Surgeries May Not Stick With Parents

Despite giving 'informed consent,' many can't recall details, study finds

3/16/2010
Treat Women With Heart Attack Just Like Men: Study

That will increase their odds of survival, experts say

3/10/2010
Doctors Turning to Cardiac Catheterization Too Quickly

Study finds only a third of those who get invasive procedure have vessel blockage

3/10/2010
Severe Injuries From ATV Accidents on the Rise

Studies found more amputations, spinal injuries among kids who ride them

3/8/2010
Sudden Protein Intake Harmful for Some Hospitalized Patients

Syndrome affects those given dietary supplements after not eating for a while, study finds

3/2/2010
Death After Discharge Rates Higher in Elderly ICU Patients

Risk highest among those who had mechanical ventilation, study finds

3/2/2010
U.S. Pays a Price for Dirty Air

Excessive levels of pollution affect health care costs, report finds

2/26/2010
Cutting Off Blood Flow Limits Damage During Heart Attack

Repeatedly inflating blood pressure cuff led to 30 percent reduction in lost cardiac tissue, study found

2/25/2010
Hospitals Urged to Start Recycling

Reused equipment is safe if sterilized, researchers say

2/24/2010
Strokes Up Among the Young, Down Among the Old

Obesity, hypertension and diabetes are to blame, expert says

2/23/2010
Hospital Stays May Spur Brain Decline in Seniors

Those admitted more likely to develop dementia than non-hospitalized, study finds

2/23/2010
Two Sepsis Treatments Look Equally Effective

Study attempts to settle ongoing debate

2/23/2010
Doctors Working Less, Earning Less

Seven percent drop in hours may lead to physician shortages, researchers say

2/23/2010
More Expensive Hospital Care May Not Mean Better

Analysis found costs and quality of hospitalization varied nationally

2/23/2010
Hospital-Acquired Sepsis, Pneumonia a 'Growing Menace'

With nearly 50,000 killed a year, better infection control is needed, researchers say

2/22/2010
ICU Patients Gain From Team Approach to Care

Care from pharmacists, respiratory therapists and an 'intensivist' increases the odds of survival, study finds

2/22/2010
Patients Do Better at Hospitals That Follow Stroke Guidelines

Chances of survival were higher, study shows

2/19/2010
Traumatic Amputations in Children Have High Costs

Better interventions could prevent trapped fingers in doors, expert says

2/15/2010
Minorities Not Treated at Higher-Quality Centers

Study urges added effort to inform all patients about comparative data

2/15/2010
Rapid Flu Test Most Accurate for Young Kids

But positive results are more accurate than negative findings, researchers find

2/12/2010
Low-Dose Antibiotics May Promote Drug Resistance

Finding might alter standard course of treatment, researchers say

2/11/2010
Quick Chest Pain Test Simplifies Discharge Decision

CT scan lets doctors see any blockage in arteries, study finds