Hospital News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/15/2005
Pet Therapy Boosts Heart-Failure Patients

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

11/15/2005
U.S. Heart Patients May Get Too Many Blood Transfusions

Many of these potentially risky procedures may be unnecessary, researchers contend

11/14/2005
Post-Heart Attack Drug Therapy Improving

But many doctors aren't keeping up with the latest medications, study finds

11/11/2005
Physician Certification Gets an Overhaul

In every specialty, new requirements will help keep docs up-to-date

11/10/2005
Women Lag in Heart Disease Detection

They get fewer important tests compared to men, study finds

11/4/2005
Plavix Helps Heart Attack Patients Survive

Clot-buster lowered risk of second heart attacks, strokes and death in large trial

10/27/2005
Air Pollution Raises Stroke Risk

More were admitted to hospital when breathing conditions were bad, study found

10/27/2005
Chewing Gum Speeds Surgery Recovery

Patients who chewed went home a day earlier after colon operation

10/26/2005
Many NSAID Users Not Protected Against Bleeding

VA study finds most of those at risk aren't getting meds to protect stomach

10/25/2005
Simple Tests Predict Post-Op Pain

Anxiety, sensitivity levels identify patients needing special care, experts say

10/25/2005
Chemotherapy Errors Rare But Dangerous

Study found mistakes in 1 in 30 treatments ordered

10/19/2005
ARDS More Common, More Fatal Than Thought

Study finds higher incidence, mortality rate for acute lung condition

10/18/2005
Studies Highlight Risks of Bariatric Surgery

Rehospitalization rates increased, and mortality rate higher for Medicare patients

10/17/2005
Quality Gap Widens Between America's Best, Worst Hospitals

Patients at higher death risk in poorest-performing centers, study finds

10/11/2005
New Coating Keeps Drug-Resistant Bugs at Bay

Inventors say it can be bonded to bandages, hospital gowns

10/10/2005
Cancer Misdiagnosed in 12% of Cases: Study

Improper tissue sampling, reading often the culprits, researchers say

10/7/2005
Kidney Trouble Raises In-Hospital Death Risk

Injury to this organ can also boost treatment costs, study finds

10/3/2005
More Heart Attack Patients Die in December

Reason why that month is associated with more deaths still a mystery to researchers

9/29/2005
Trial Will Look At Widening Angioplasty's Reach

Research to examine whether community hospitals can use it for non-urgent care

9/29/2005
Ali Torre Goes to Bat Against Prostate Cancer

Wife of Yankees manager Joe Torre spearheads new educational campaign

9/28/2005
Insect Sting Allergies Undertreated, Study Finds

Hospital emergency staff aren't always adhering to expert guidelines

9/23/2005
9/22/2005
Web-Based Stroke Care Aids Rural Patients

Doctors consult with experts at larger centers via the Internet

9/22/2005
Americans Prefer Employer- Selected Health Coverage

A move to health savings accounts could stir public backlash, study author warns

9/21/2005
Botox Stops Lethal Saliva Buildup in Infant

Off-label use saves baby from invasive surgery

9/21/2005
Courage and Caring Amid Katrina's Chaos

Volunteer health workers offered help to desperate thousands

9/16/2005
Heart Risk Assessments Ignore Poverty

But economics make a big difference in who gets proper care, experts say

9/14/2005
Computerized Medical Records Could Save Billions

Report urges government and private industry to upgrade technology

9/9/2005
Study: SARS Care Took Toll on Health Workers

Canadian researchers say many staffers worked on despite feeling symptoms

9/7/2005
Antibiotic Could Make Chemotherapy Safer

But added cost and raised risk of drug resistance may limit its use, experts say

9/1/2005
Treatment for Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Questioned

Study finds flushing of contaminated amniotic fluid makes little difference

8/30/2005
Local Health Agencies Faulted on Bioterror Response Times

Rand test found some staffers ignored calls or gave poor advice

8/29/2005
Aspirin Before Surgery Benefits Bypass Patients

In-hospital death rate more than halved, new study finds

8/29/2005
New Antibiotics Fight Resistant Staph

Line of synthetic agents could be lifesavers

8/29/2005
Swift Statin Therapy Cuts In-Hospital Heart Attack Deaths

Treatment in first 24 hours saves lives

8/17/2005
Public Hospitals in Poor Suburbs Closing Doors

Vulnerable populations might be at risk, researcher says

8/16/2005
Many ICU Patients Experience Kidney Failure

Septic shock is most common cause of problems, study finds

8/16/2005
Nights, Weekends Worst for Heart Attack Help

Patients wait longer for artery-opening procedures at hospitals, study finds

8/15/2005
Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery Passes Test

But method is time-consuming and unnecessary, one expert says

8/9/2005
Hospital Characteristics Influence Use of Do-not-resuscitate Orders

Factors include size, non-profit status and affiliation with a university, study says

8/9/2005
Staph Infections Take Heavy Toll on Hospitals

May contribute to nearly 12,000 deaths and add $9.5 billion to health costs, study suggests

8/8/2005
Beta Blockers Best After Cardiac Surgery

Study finds they prevent irregular heartbeat after procedures

8/8/2005
Treatment Forms Promote Better Care for Stroke Patients

They outline optimal regimens for use by caregivers in hospitals, study reports

7/29/2005
Hospital Reminders Lower Urinary Catheter Risk

System prompts doctors to remove the devices sooner

7/28/2005
Right-Brain Strokes Often Missed

More subtle symptoms difficult to detect, studies say

7/27/2005
Medicine's High-Tech Future Is Here

Patient-implantable microchips and bar-coded drugs just the beginning

7/27/2005
U.S. Immigrants' Health Costs Far Below Native-Born

Study refutes notion that newcomers take advantage of system

7/20/2005
U.S. Hospital Care Better, But Gaps Remain

Quality varies widely between cities and centers, studies find

7/19/2005
Hospital Report Cards Don't Improve Heart-Patient Care

Paying hospitals based on quality would work better, an expert says

7/18/2005
Doctors Don't Always See Hospital Test Results

This can lead to missed diagnoses, study contends