Hospital News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/16/2008
Sickle Cell Patients in More Pain Than Thought

Many are struggling at home almost every day

1/15/2008
Gay Men More Likely to Contract 'Superbug'

Sexually active most likely to get highly resistant MRSA strain, study finds

1/11/2008
High-Tech Device Cuts Errors in Mixing Meds

Uses 'light' fingerprint to check compounds blended at hospital pharmacy

1/11/2008
Dual Treatment Helps Wean Patients From Ventilators

'Wake up-and-breathe' protocol appears to improve results, study says

1/9/2008
Hospitals Score Poorly on Preventing Urinary Tract Infection

Most don't even do basic monitoring of catheterized patients, study found

1/8/2008
Rural Residents Get Fewer Organ Transplants: Study

They're 10% to 20% less likely to undergo heart, liver and kidney transplantation

1/7/2008
No Change in Cancer Care 'Race Gap' Since 1990s

Blacks still less likely to get needed treatment compared with whites, study finds

1/4/2008
Treating Childhood Pneumonia at Home Could Save Lives in Developing Countries

Not going to the hospital might be best course, study finds

1/3/2008
Defibrillation Comes Late in 30 Percent of Hospital Cases

Heart treatment doesn't always begin in recommended 2 minutes, study shows

1/2/2008
Health Departments Slow to Respond to Disease Outbreaks

Researchers posing as doctors often waited hours after calling emergency hotlines

1/2/2008
Minorities Less Likely to Get Powerful Painkillers in ER

Study finds whites are prescribed opioids more often than blacks, Hispanics

12/27/2007
ICU Patients Not Getting Enough Sleep

Clinical-care protocols often deprive them of rest needed for healing, study says

12/21/2007
'Hospitalist' Physicians Help Shorten Patient Stays

Emerging specialty brings more efficient, yet equally safe, patient management, study suggests

12/18/2007
CT Scans Catch More Clots in Lungs

Study finds newer method slightly more effective than traditional lung scans

12/17/2007
Babies With Heart Defects Do Best at Hospitals With Most Experience

Centers with a high volume of corrective surgeries show higher survival rates, study found

12/11/2007
Newer Sedative Might Help Patients on Ventilators

Preliminary study finds dexmedetomidine caused less delirium

12/3/2007
Most ERs Not Fully Prepared for Pediatric Patients

Only 6 percent had all the recommended equipment, survey finds

11/27/2007
Undocumented Hispanics Less Likely to Use U.S. Health Care Services

Study finds they typically cut back on physician visits

11/26/2007
Exercise May Help Female Astronauts Stay Strong

NASA study shows that short, intense bouts help maintain strength

11/20/2007
Rapid Response Teams Can Save Hospitalized Kids

Coordinated care boosts survival of very sick children, study finds

11/19/2007
Non-English-Speaking Patients Face Barriers to Health Care

They don't get as many services, and often fail to receive consent forms, U.S. studies find

11/16/2007
Hispanics Receive Fewer Surgeries for Vascular Disease

Socioeconomic factors, insurance status likely players in disparity, study suggests

11/12/2007
Major Stroke Risk Substantial After Minor Event: Study

U.K. researchers find 1 in 20 TIA patients face major attack within a week

11/6/2007
Experts Propose Rules to Rate Hospitals' Safety

Concise reporting would ensure validity of patient safety findings, group says

11/5/2007
Nurse-Led Intervention Boosts Cardiac Rehab: Study

Almost 90% adhered to fluid restriction, weigh-ins when aided by trained support group

11/2/2007
Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals

Poor compliance and racial disparities found, study finds

10/26/2007
Hospital Romance May Largely Be Fiction

Life on the ward doesn't match plots of steamy novels, one doctor says

10/23/2007
Physical Therapy Shortens ICU Stay

Respiratory patients left hospital about 3 days sooner, study found

10/16/2007
U.S. Medical Schools, Drug Makers Share Strong Ties

Majority of department chairs have connections with industry, study finds

10/16/2007
Drug-Resistant Staph a Widespread Threat

Dangerous infections occuring more often than previously believed, study finds

10/15/2007
America's Top Hospitals Are Real Lifesavers

If all centers did as well, 266,604 fewer patients would die annually, survey finds

10/9/2007
Pneumonia Shot Can Save Lives

It also helps keep infected elderly out of the ICU, study finds

10/9/2007
Speedy 'Mini-Stroke' Care Pays Off

It cut odds of a later, major stroke by 80%, researchers say

10/3/2007
Type of ICU Influences Lung Injury Survival

Units where critical care specialists manage patients fare better, study finds

9/30/2007
Communities Can Speed Stroke Care

Everyone has a role to play in saving lives, experts say

9/25/2007
Hospitals' Primary Care Docs Boost Outcomes

Patients cared for by these generalists were discharged sooner, study found

9/24/2007
Most Parents Have Say in Kids' Hospital Care

It's important to include mom, dad in decision-making, researchers say

9/18/2007
Hospital Quality Info on Web Can Be Misleading

Inconsistent, dated data leave consumers confused, study finds

9/4/2007
Limiting Residents' Hours Has Little Impact on Patient Mortality

There had been concerns that lack of continuity could lead to problems

8/17/2007
Scientists Probe Sepsis' Deadly Secrets

Inflammatory condition is 10th leading killer in United States, experts say

8/10/2007
Medicare Patients Fare Better at Orthopedic Hospitals

Hip, knee replacement outcomes exceed those of general hospital patients, study finds

8/7/2007
Simple Steps Can Save Health Plans Big Dollars: Study

North Carolina hospital cut costs without raising members' expense, study found

8/6/2007
Many New Moms Feel 'Unready' at Hospital Discharge

Better prenatal and in-hospital education would help, researchers say

7/27/2007
Nurses, Printers at Increased Asthma Risk

1 in 4 new cases linked to on-the-job exposures, research suggests

7/23/2007
Better Grasp of Health Info May Boost Life Span

But a quarter of older adults have 'poor health literacy,' U.S. study finds

7/23/2007
U.S. Heart Failure Program Is Saving Lives

Nationwide hospital-based effort makes for better care, study finds

7/23/2007
Discharged Hospital Patients Run Risk of Blood Clots

Many clots appear within three months of release, study finds

7/23/2007
More Hospital Nurses Mean Fewer Infections

As staffing levels declined, pneumonia cases rose, study found

7/18/2007
Wearable Device Warns Hospital of Heart Attack

It uses Bluetooth technology to text message an alert, developers say

7/17/2007
CT Heart Scans Raise Cancer Risk

Study suggests the tests be carefully matched to patients' need, risk