Hospital News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/2/2005
European Doctors Often Withhold Life-Extending Care

But study finds frequency varies widely between countries

3/2/2005
Genes Predict Kidney Complications After Bypass Surgery

Finding could lead to a test that identifies patients at risk

3/1/2005
Medication Errors Common During Hospital Admission

Researchers found mistakes in 53 percent of patients admitted

2/24/2005
Repeat Tests Help Spot Newborn Hearing Loss

But many states only require one screen, experts note

2/24/2005
Palliative Care Comes Too Late for Many

Nearly half of surviving cancer relatives wish hospice care had started earlier

2/22/2005
Infection Control Lacking in Many Surgeries

Half of patients aren't getting antimicrobial drugs as recommended

2/21/2005
ERs Underdiagnosing Psychiatric Illness

Big gap between U.S. rates and emergency department records, study finds

2/7/2005
Some Hospital Transfers in Heart Cases Potentially Harmful

Long delays to surgery may warrant new treatment strategies, experts say

1/24/2005
Vaginal Hysterectomy Is Preferred Method: Study

It results in better recovery times than abdominal procedure

1/24/2005
Nose-Stomach Tube Slows Recovery From Surgery

May increase risk of complications following abdominal operations, study says

1/21/2005
Heart Attack: Less Treatment May Be Better

Multi-country study finds long-term death rate higher for patients given 'invasive'procedures

1/18/2005
Mobile Surgical Units Making Difference in Iraq

Study finds they provide faster treatment for wounded soldiers, Iraqis

1/17/2005
Inappropriate Drugs Can Harm Nursing Home Patients

Wrong ones used intermittently linked to higher hospitalization, death rates

1/12/2005
Long Hours Leave Hospital Interns Punchy on the Road

They run same risk of car accidents as drunk driver, study finds

1/10/2005
Rural Stroke Patients Helped by Phone Support

Communication from urban stroke center doctors improves care, study finds

1/3/2005
Simulator Could Make for Smoother Births

Device showed easiest way to deliver baby whose shoulders are stuck

12/30/2004
Surgery Helps Relieve Migraines

Removing key muscles cut severity of attacks in 92 percent of patients

12/30/2004
Some Wireless Devices Safe Near Pacemakers

Personal digital assistants didn't interfere with pacemakers, defibrillators

12/27/2004
Time Means Money in the ER

Moving patients into hospital beds more quickly can improve hospital revenue, study says

12/27/2004
Long-Term Survival Not Tied to 'Excellence' Centers

Study compares five-year death rates at National Cancer Institute-designated facilities

12/24/2004
Blood in Short Supply During Holidays

December slowest month with greatest need, experts say

12/22/2004
Is It Finally Time to Put Patients' Medical Records Online?

While the AMA says yes, many consumers are resisting the trend

12/22/2004
Bacterial Outbreak Tied to Wound Cleaning

Hospital device infected patients, study says

12/13/2004
Death Rates Highest During Holidays

Study finds bump on Christmas and New Year's

12/10/2004
Steroids Critical to Asthma Management

Those who miss doses likelier to be hospitalized, study finds

12/9/2004
Iraq War Changes Face of Military Medicine

U.S. troop death rates are lower as surgeons face new challenges

12/7/2004
Technology Lets Doctors Treat Tough Tumors

Shaped beam radiation helps with brain, spinal cancer

12/1/2004
Patients Can Self-Treat Atrial Fibrillation

ER visits, hospital visits down by 90%, study finds

11/20/2004
Don't Delay When a Stroke Strikes

Get help at first sign of symptoms

11/19/2004
Still Not Enough Nurses to Go Around

Growth in ranks won't prevent future shortages, study finds

11/19/2004
Ultrasound Could Help Limit Stroke Damage

An ER nurse's observation led to study of the possibility

11/17/2004
Americans Not Satisfied With Quality of Health Care

One-third say they or a family member have experienced a medical error

11/16/2004
Infections in Preemies Can Have Lasting Effects

Study finds higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems

11/12/2004
Artificial Kidney Helps Those With Renal Failure

Extended lives of patients in hospital, study found

11/10/2004
Morphine Increases Death Risk for Heart Patients

Study found chances of trouble go up by almost 50 percent

11/8/2004
Not All Heart Patients Treated Same

Surgery patients receive less aggressive discharge care than angioplasty patients

11/5/2004
A Four-Legged Hospice Worker Eases the Suffering

Maggie the therapy dog offers unconditional love to all her patients

11/4/2004
Prayer Helps Cardiac Patients

Gives them confidence, hope and sense of control, study finds

11/4/2004
Some Chest Pains Require More Scrutiny in ER

Small percentage of patients go on to have heart attacks, problems a month later

11/4/2004
Taking Measure of Prostate Cancer Care

Study will examine treatment satisfaction among patients and their spouses

11/1/2004
Minority of Patients Make Up Bulk of Critical Care Costs

Repeat users cited, Medicare study finds

10/27/2004
Anesthesiologists Vulnerable to Drug Abuse

Exposure to narcotics exhaled by patients during surgery may contribute to problem

10/27/2004
Shorter Intern Shifts Mean Fewer Medical Errors

Harvard moves to limit hours at its teaching hospital

10/26/2004
Obese People Generate Bigger Health-Care Bills

They use more prescriptions and are hospitalized more often, study finds

10/22/2004
Hospitals' Latest Offering: Room Service

Report great patient satisfaction

10/18/2004
Phone-in Care Doesn't Help Heart Failure Patients

Monitoring by nurses didn't improve re-hospitalization rates, study found

10/13/2004
Increase Seen in Number of Low Birth Weight Babies

Trend found in large U.S. cities, suburbs for most part

10/12/2004
Rehab Stays Shorter, but Death Rate Up

No clear explanation for mortality increase, researchers say

10/12/2004
Cleveland Ranked Tops in Hospital Care

Survey finds improving cardiac care nationwide

10/7/2004
Steroids Harmful for Head Injury Patients

Study finds increase in death rate