Hospital News

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3/6/2006
Pediatric End-of-Life Care Lacking

Parents recommend six areas of importance, reports study

3/1/2006
Antibiotic Can Cause Life-Threatening Blood Sugar Problems for Older Patients

Despite new label warning, researchers think Tequin shouldn't be prescribed at all

3/1/2006
Better Questions May Bring Better Minority Health Care

Asking patients to describe their ethnicity improves data gathering

2/28/2006
Scientists Decode Genes for Drug-Resistant Staph

Findings might lead to new antibiotics against this growing threat

2/26/2006
Healing in the Lap of Luxury

Posh hospital suites pamper patients with creature comforts

2/22/2006
U.S. Health-Care Costs to Go Up -- Way Up

Latest projections estimate $4 trillion in annual spending by 2015

2/21/2006
Many Hospitals Don't Require Board Certification for Pediatricians

Finding could have implications for quality of care, researcher says

2/21/2006
Corticosteroids May Harm ICU Patients

These drugs fight sepsis but also suppress the immune system, researchers note

2/20/2006
Focus, Flexibility Speed Heart Attack Care

Lessons from the nation's best-responding hospitals can improve centers elsewhere, experts say

2/20/2006
Chewing Gum Key to Colon Surgery Recovery

Study: Patients who chewed left hospital an average of more than 2 days earlier

2/17/2006
Stroke Guidelines Help Improve Care

American Stroke Association's program boosts hospital performance, study finds

2/17/2006
Cost of Stroke for Hispanic-Americans Will Soar

Study estimates $334 billion in related expenditures by 2050

2/17/2006
Medicare's Payout for Stroke Lagging Behind Cost

Payment gap could mean cutbacks in quality of care, experts warn

2/16/2006
Stroke Survival May Depend on Staying Cool

Maintaining normal or lower-than-normal body temperature could be key, study suggests

2/16/2006
When Stroke Hits, Call 911

Ambulances are your best bet for rapid care, studies show

2/15/2006
Spouse's Hospitalization Can Take Heavy Toll

Stress boosts death risk for healthy partner, study finds

2/15/2006
Morphine Eases Procedure-Linked Pain for Newborns

Babies exhibited fewer signs of discomfort during needle insertion, study found

2/13/2006
Most Stroke Patients Miss Out on Clot-Busting Drug

Far too many wait too long to seek care, researchers say

2/10/2006
High Blood Acid Raises Death Risk in Critically Ill

Doctors need to watch this condition carefully, study finds

2/8/2006
New Stroke Drug Could Reach More Victims

Widens treatment window from three hours to six, study finds

2/6/2006
U.S. Hospital Quality Gap Widens

Patients at nation's best centers have much lower chance of dying, report finds

2/1/2006
Insulin Therapy in Medical ICUs Offers Limited Benefit

Complications were reduced, but death rates were not, study finds

1/25/2006
Trauma Centers Save More Lives

The findings could help save facilities threatened with closure, experts say

1/24/2006
Key Factors Guide Lung Clot Care

Patients without risk markers may only need outpatient treatment, study finds

1/23/2006
Data on Doctor Quality Easily Collected

Just 45 patient reviews are enough to reflect reality of care, study finds

1/16/2006
Angioplasty Works Best When Hospitals Use It Most

Making the procedure first-line therapy makes a difference, study finds

1/11/2006
Cutting Drug Co-Pays Lowers Costs for Insurers

Cheaper meds for patients mean fewer pricey hospitalizations, study finds

1/10/2006
U.S. Emergency Care Not Making the Grade: Report

Entire country is given a C- by professional group

1/4/2006
Two Vaccines Fight Severe Childhood Diarrhea

Rotavirus protection fills a public health gap, experts say

1/3/2006
Elderly Alcoholics Get Equal Heart Attack Care

They're just as likely to receive needed drugs and advice to quit smoking, study finds

12/27/2005
Heart Attack Drugs Often Misprescribed

Powerful anti-clotting meds aren't adjusted for patient size, study finds

12/27/2005
Heart Rhythm Drug Does the Trick

Reduced abnormal heartbeats by 50% in most heart patients, study finds

12/23/2005
Soap Operas Paint Rosy Picture of Comas

Researcher says viewers could gain unrealistic expectations of condition

12/23/2005
Harry Potter Books Keep Kids Safe

Drop in ER visits seen on weekends when new installments were released

12/21/2005
Patients, Doctors Benefit From Pneumonia Guidelines

Adhering to these practices allowed more patients to be treated at home, study found

12/16/2005
Doc-to-Doc 'Hand-Offs' Impact Patient Safety

Hospitals must improve communication during shift changes, study finds

12/14/2005
More U.S. Hospitals Offer Palliative Care

Growth of specialty called a major change in U.S. health care

12/13/2005
Slow Progress in Boosting U.S. Patient Safety

Report suggests many systems need major overhauls

12/9/2005
Expensive Blood Pressure Meds No Better for Kidneys

Large review of the literature refutes conventional wisdom

12/5/2005
Parents Want to Know About Every Pediatrician Error

Same survey found they would be less likely to sue if told first

12/5/2005
Baby Girls Often Misdiagnosed with Movement Disorder

In many cases, harmless infantile masturbation is the real cause, experts say

11/29/2005
Mammograms Move to the Web

'Telemammography' could be a boon to rural women, study finds

11/28/2005
Heart Failure Patients in Two Countries Compared

U.S. patients did better than Canadian ones in short run, but difference disappeared after a year

11/28/2005
Rate of Serious Infection Rising Among Elderly

CDC says hospitalizations due to infection rose 13 percent since 1990

11/28/2005
Obese Buttocks Leave Drug Therapy Behind

Medicine injected into large posteriors isn't reaching the bloodstream, study finds

11/28/2005
Hospital Noise Levels On the Rise

Loud environments stress patients and staff, researchers say

11/28/2005
Distance Can Decide Breast Cancer Care

Rural women often face mastectomy if radiation isn't a near-by option, study finds

11/18/2005
Program Improves Heart Patients' Care

'Get With the Guidelines' encourages health staff to stick to treatment standards

11/18/2005
Doctors Not Heeding 'Black-Box' Warnings on Rx Drugs

For example, many aren't ordering lab tests as indicated on label, study finds

11/15/2005
Pet Therapy Boosts Heart-Failure Patients

Visit with dogs improved heart, lung function in hospitalized men and women, study found