Hospital News

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8/8/2009
Good Planning Paves Way for Kid's Operation

Before your child undergoes surgery, follow these helpful tips

8/7/2009
When Kids Are Hospitalized, Parents Fret About Errors

Expert describes families as untapped resource in prevention efforts

8/5/2009
Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease

Paradox found in guidelines study

8/4/2009
Screening May Not Lessen Domestic Violence

Without effective prevention methods, process doesn't work, study says

7/31/2009
Response Times Vary for In-Hospital Heart Attacks

Uneven results seen with defibrillation delays, researchers say

7/31/2009
ER Visits Mostly by Medicare, Medicaid Recipients

But government study also shows uninsured accounted for almost 1 out of 5 ER patients

7/30/2009
Muscle Density Linked to Disability

Building strength, expert says, might help keep elderly out of hospitals

7/28/2009
Heart Surgeon Shortage Predicted

Trend toward stenting rather than bypass could be a cause, expert says

7/27/2009
Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab

Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows

7/24/2009
Alcohol and Trauma: Blood Test Gets to the Truth

Taking samples from accident patients may offer a medical heads-up, study says

7/23/2009
Lab Test Predicts Acute Kidney Injury in ICU Patients

Marker in urine could help spot those with elevated risk, study shows

7/9/2009
Study Asserts Need for New Treatments for Delirium

Research and therapies are lacking for common condition, expert says

7/6/2009
Despite More Tests, Some Aren't Getting Results

Electronic record-keeping alone isn't the answer, researcher says

7/2/2009
Increasing Alcohol Use Tied to More Hospitalization

Heavy drinkers were affected most, but link holds for even mild use, study finds

7/1/2009
CPR Survival Rates for Older People Unchanged

Lack of improvement in death rates, experts say, may be because recipients are sicker

6/29/2009
Low Blood Sugar in Hospital Tied to Higher Death Risk for Diabetics

Hypoglycemia likely a sign of additional illness, suggest experts

6/23/2009
Experimental Urine Test Spots Appendicitis

Holds promise for faster, more accurate diagnoses, researchers say

6/22/2009
Patients Often Not Told About Abnormal Test Results

Study finds communication breakdowns at least 7 percent of the time

6/22/2009
The Nuts and Bolts of Reform Proposals

Suggestions range from greater emphasis on preventive care to universal electronic records

6/21/2009
Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today

Improved care and overall better health are credited with improved survival odds

6/19/2009
Pages to Doctors Don't Always Hit the Mark

Mistakes can cause treatment delays and jeopardize care, review suggests

6/17/2009
Group B Strep Screening Guidelines Sparing Newborns

More expectant moms being checked, treated so babies aren't infected, study finds

6/3/2009
Pay-for-Performance Doesn't Shortchange Patients

VA study found those with complicated conditions still received high-quality care

6/1/2009
1 in 3 U.S. Kids Lack Nearby Trauma Care

Over 17 million are an hour or more away from quality treatment, report finds

5/28/2009
Window for Stroke Treatment Opens Wider

Clot-busting drug found effective 4.5 hours after symptoms begin

5/28/2009
Compression Stockings Offer Little Benefit After Stroke

Risk of blood clots not affected by their use, new research shows

5/28/2009
Music May Temper Pain in Preemies

Analysis finds benefits, but some question results beyond soothing of infants

5/26/2009
Acid-Suppressing Meds May Boost Pneumonia Risks

Routine use in hospitalized patients should be re-evaluated, experts say

5/20/2009
When Chest Pain Requires Quick Action in ER

Urgency needed in only one-third of cases, study says

5/20/2009
Limiting Work Hours for Medical Residents Could Be Costly

And it may not lead to fewer medical errors, researchers suggest

5/20/2009
With Heart Attacks, Fast Treatment Matters

The sooner angioplasty is done, the lower the death rate, study finds

5/14/2009
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients

Interrupting sedation for daily physiotherapy led to better post-discharge function, study finds

5/13/2009
Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies

Epinephrine, dexamethasone reduces hospitalization risk by 35%, study finds

5/12/2009
Organ Donation Policies Vary Among Children's Hospitals

More research, better adherence to recommendations needed, study suggests

5/9/2009
New Paint Shows Germ-Fighting Potential

It may thwart hospital 'superbugs,' viruses and mold, scientists say

5/7/2009
Telemedicine Helps Experts Treat Stroke From Afar

AHA recommendations aim to improve care in underserved patients

5/7/2009
Consider TIAs an Emergency, Groups Urge

Experts say risk of full-blown stroke is higher than once thought

5/7/2009
Discharge Time After Angioplasty Varies

Experts offer guidelines to help determine which patients need more observation

5/6/2009
Delirium Episodes Could Hasten Alzheimer's-Linked Decline

Extreme confusion is often tied to surgery, anesthesia, experts note

5/5/2009
Program Helps Homeless Cut Use of Emergency Services

Housing, treatment for chronically ill reduce need for hospital care, study finds

5/5/2009
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out

Access to care improves, studies find, but treatment quality lags for elderly, vets

5/4/2009
Hospital Volume Imperfect Gauge of Cancer Surgery Outcomes

Review finds inconsistent results, questions validity of numbers

5/2/2009
Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries

Stress on muscle, bone behind severity of damage, longer recovery, study finds

4/29/2009
Critically Ill Patients Lack Vitamin D

Almost half of those in ICU had deficient levels, study shows

4/28/2009
Clinics Less Likely to Refer Heart Patients to Cardiologists

Women especially affected if primary care came from community outlet

4/28/2009
Computerized Scan Detects Heart Disease

And prevents unnecessary testing, hospitalization, study shows

4/27/2009
Medication Errors Could Be Cut: Experts

Two reports show promise of computers, pharmacists for proper prescribing

4/24/2009
Coordination Has Led to Quicker Heart Treatment

Experts urge establishment of more regional networks

4/22/2009
Timing May Matter in Organ Donation Decisions

Study highlights importance of a gap between bad news and request

4/21/2009
Transition From Home to Hospital Rarely Seamless

Continuity of care between primary physician and hospital is decreasing, study finds