Hospital News

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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

2/9/2010
FDA Seeks Reduction in Radiation From Medical Scans

Unnecessary exposure from CT scans and fluoroscopes may increase cancer risk, officials say

2/9/2010
ICU Patients at Risk for Rare Heart Rhythm Problem

Experts warn of Torsade de Pointes in new scientific statement

2/8/2010
Older Stroke Patients Are Getting Better Treatment

More get recommended therapies, study finds

2/4/2010
Campaign Calls for Limits on Doctors' Hours

Forty groups say typical 30-hour shifts need to be cut to 16 to avoid medical errors

1/29/2010
Sedation Linked to Longer Stay in ICU

More days on mechanical ventilation another drawback for sedated patients, study finds

1/27/2010
Raising Co-Pays for Doctor Visits Raises Seniors' Hospital Use

Study suggests higher cost-sharing for outpatient visits may increase overall spending

1/26/2010
Intensive Insulin Therapy Won't Boost Septic Shock Survival

Outcome similar to conventional insulin treatment, study shows

1/25/2010
Early EKG Seems to Improve Odds After Heart Attack

Administration by paramedics shortens time to specialized treatment, study finds

1/25/2010
Prostate Cancer Care Varies By Hospital Type

Private facilities less likely to opt for surgery than county hospitals, research shows

1/21/2010
Genetics Used to Track Transmission of MRSA Bacteria

Method could help fight this and other dangerous infections, scientists say

1/21/2010
Dual Treatment Cuts Dangerous Hospital Infection

Combining antibiotics, new monoclonal antibodies prevented C. difficile in study

1/20/2010
New Disinfectant Could Help Hospitals Fight Germs

Solution is touted as less corrosive, cheaper and more effective than existing products

1/19/2010
Adding Fish Oil to IV May Speed Sepsis Recovery

Omega-3 fatty acids in the solution reduce inflammation, researchers note

1/15/2010
Traffic Crashes Send 3.5 Million to ERs

Of those, 8,000 died in emergency department, federal report shows

1/11/2010
More Aggressive Treatment for Weekend Stroke

Patients more apt to get a clot-dissolving drug than on weekdays, study found

1/6/2010
Two Methods Help Prevent Infections After Surgery

Nasal swabs, skin washes with antiseptics improve odds, studies show

12/31/2009
As U.S. Ages, Health Care May Need to Change

Elder boom could strain resources with not just more but sicker residents

12/29/2009
No Added Risk Seen for ICU Patients Monitored Remotely

Method may cut costs, but more review is needed, researchers say

12/29/2009
Disinfectant Misuse Might Help Germs Resist Antibiotics

But it's unclear if this would happen outside the lab, expert says

12/28/2009
Bedside Exam Trumps Scan for Post-Brain Surgery Monitoring

Doctors beat CT at detecting need for another operation, research shows

12/21/2009
Experts Say CPR by Untrained Bystander a Good Idea

Study found little harm done even when collapsed person didn't need it

12/19/2009
Child Safety Belongs at Top of Holiday Decorating List

Keep ornaments, lights out of reach of little hands

12/18/2009
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate

Ointment made with fruit rind fights drug-resistant infections, researchers say

12/18/2009
Post-Surgery Infection Can Add $60,000 to Hospital Bill

Patients often need three more weeks' hospitalization, study finds

12/16/2009
Acute Kidney Failure Often Ends With Dialysis

Improved care may lower risk of death, researcher says

12/10/2009
Most Hospital Patients Don't Know What Meds They're Taking

Knowledge of regimen may help avert drug errors, study authors suggest

12/8/2009
Many Dialysis Patients Get Wrong Blood Thinners for Angioplasty

Some docs not following FDA directive urging against use of Lovenox, Integrilin, study shows

12/8/2009
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby

Repetitive melodies encourage less energy use, more growth, study finds

12/4/2009
Blood Clot Threat After Surgery Worse Than Thought

Risk continues for 12 weeks and includes minimally invasive procedures, study finds

12/2/2009
Heart Attack Treatment Speeds Up Nationwide

More get lifesaving angioplasty within 90 minutes of hospital arrival, study finds

12/1/2009
Half of ICU Patients Suffer From Infections

Highest rates seen in Central and South America, study finds

11/30/2009
Med Students Often Fail to Report Needlestick Injuries

Omission leaves them without treatment for blood-borne diseases, researchers say

11/25/2009
ER Visits for Elderly Rise During Thanksgiving

Experts say family members can panic, underestimate effects of normal aging

11/24/2009
Angioplasty Outcomes May Vary Little Between Hospitals

In-hospital death rates didn't differ greatly between high- and low-volume centers, study found

11/24/2009
MRSA Creeping Into Hospitals From the Outside

Community-associated strains have increased sevenfold, study finds

11/19/2009
Errors in Surgical Procedures Persist

Poor communication causes most mistakes in and out of operating room, VA study shows

11/19/2009
For Chest Pain in the ER, CT Angiography May Be Best

Procedure cuts diagnosis time and costs, study finds

11/18/2009
Study Shows Hospital Report Cards Unlikely to Spur Improvement

Treatment of heart patients no better after performance data released to public, researchers find

11/18/2009
New Heart Attack Treatment Guidelines Stress Coordination

Getting patients to the right hospitals quickly is critical, experts say

11/17/2009
Uninsured Trauma Patients More Likely to Die: Study

Causes for the disparity need to be further explored, researchers say

11/16/2009
Medical Tests Hit Heart Patients With High Doses of Radiation

Average amount more than five times higher than annual exposure outside hospital, study shows

11/12/2009
Quitting Smoking Simplifies Surgical Recovery

Fewer complications, speedier healing awaits ex-smokers, experts say

11/10/2009
Ventilation Positions Comparable in Lung Syndrome Patients

Face up or down doesn't affect death risk for acute respiratory distress, study finds

11/10/2009
The Revolving Door of Heart Failure Hospitalization

Better coordination urged to stem re-admission rate of nearly 1 in 4 people