Hospital News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/7/2004
Drug Shortages Hurting Patient Care

Pharmacists think they lead to errors, delays, longer hospital stays

10/6/2004
Health-Care Racial Divide Hospital-Based

Study says it's not due to racism on individual level

10/6/2004
Study Warns Against Unnecessary Episiotomies

Procedure should be done only when needed, researchers say

10/4/2004
Early Scan Helps Spinal Injury Recovery

MRI can show doctors which patients would benefit from surgery

10/4/2004
National Database Can Raise the Bar at Children's Hospitals

Study found being able to compare institutions led to improved care

10/4/2004
Home Nurses Help Newborns

They cut down on number of emergency room visits, rehospitalizations, study says

9/30/2004
Drug-Resistant Infections on the Rise

More cases of 'flesh-eating bacteria' seen

9/29/2004
Heavy Drinkers Can Get Help in ER

Study finds emergency rooms effective place to target them for counseling

9/28/2004
Survey: ERs Lack On-Call Specialists

Two-thirds of emergency department directors report problems

9/23/2004
Many With Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Under-treated

Trend leading to fewer remissions, cures, researchers stress

9/23/2004
High-Tech Pacifier Could Help Preemies

Study to explore whether it helps get them home sooner

9/22/2004
Acupuncture Eases Postoperative Nausea

Beats out leading medication following major breast surgeries, study finds

9/21/2004
Aggressive Care Improves Odds for Heart Attack Patients

Americans fared better than Canadians, who received more conservative treatments

9/20/2004
Chemo Can Start Right After Breast Surgery

Study says reconstruction needn't delay procedure

9/17/2004
Supplements Lessen Damage of Extended Bed Rest

They help fight muscle-wasting caused by long periods of inactivity

9/16/2004
Aggressive Therapy After Heart Attack Backed

Drugs, quick angioplasty deemed safe and effective

9/15/2004
Liposuction Can Be Safe

No adverse effects seen when qualified surgeons perform it in accredited centers

9/14/2004
Flu Hospitalizations on the Rise

Aging population and more virulent strains to blame, study finds

9/13/2004
Complications After Stroke Increase Death Risk

Brain swelling, pneumonia particularly dangerous, study finds

9/7/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Exceeds Expectations

Hospitalizations, costs, adult illness down since debut a decade ago

8/31/2004
Medical Schools Enjoy Staffing Increases

More students, especially women, also enrolling

8/27/2004
Hospital Probes Recalled After Children Die

Device tied to bacterial infections in intensive care unit

8/20/2004
Glucose Levels in Critically Ill Patients Can Be Critical

Control of blood sugar benefits patients in intensive care, researchers say

8/20/2004
New Technique for Thyroid Removal Shows Promise

Inserting endoscope through armpit leaves less scarring, study finds

8/20/2004
'Hot' Tonsillectomy Boosts Risk of Postoperative Bleeding

Yet U.S. doctors don't see this as a significant problem

8/12/2004
Respiratory Procedure in Newborns Questioned

Study: Suctioning makes no difference with meconium aspiration syndrome

8/11/2004
Caution on Pregnancy on Heels of Obesity Surgery

Doctors find it can have deadly complications for mom, baby

8/10/2004
Meth Users Have Tougher Time in Hospital

They wind up there more and stay longer, study says

8/10/2004
New Clot Preventer Saves Lives and Money

Drug given faster, with fewer complications during artery-opening procedures

8/10/2004
Shortage of Seasoned Breast Cancer Surgeons Seen

Study: Medicare patients not getting experienced specialists

8/9/2004
Experience Counts With Coronary Bypass Surgery

Study says hospitals that handled more than 200 a year showed better survival rates

8/6/2004
Study Claiming Over-Testing for Lyme Is Disputed

Expert contends they're not done often enough

8/5/2004
Delay Advised in Delivering Preemies

Study finds less likelihood of brain damage by waiting

8/3/2004
Aggressive Treatment Saves Lives of Older Heart Patients

Procedures such as angioplasty and stenting aren't too taxing, study finds

7/27/2004
U.S. Hospital Medical Errors Kill 195,000 Annually: Report

Other experts say estimate is high, but all agree corrective action is needed

7/27/2004
Doctors Not Heeding Living Wills

Hypothetical survey finds patient's desires often superseded

7/26/2004
Many Stroke Patients Get Wrong Therapy in Hospitals

65% treated for hypertension in days after attack, despite dangerous side effects

7/23/2004
Stenting Works on Smaller Arteries

Study says finding should put debate to rest

7/22/2004
Stroke Severity Deems Where Patients Go Later

Worst cases wind up in rehabilitation, nursing homes

7/12/2004
Asthma Needs Right Treatment

Many patients don't receive proper drugs

7/9/2004
Doctors Skimp on Hand Hygiene

Surgeons, ER doctors worst offenders, study finds

7/7/2004
Blood Infection a Threat to Cancer Patients

Death risk five times higher for those with complication in hospital

7/6/2004
Common Clot-Buster May Have a Superior

Variation of heparin effective and easier to use

7/6/2004
Newborn Jaundice Guidelines Released

American Academy of Pediatrics gives specific treatment advice

6/30/2004
Many Newborns Not Getting Critical Tests

March of Dimes says only 21 states mandate nine tests that can spot trouble

6/28/2004
Health Tip: Hospital Wisdom

Suggestions to make your stay safe

6/21/2004
Kidney Disease Often Overlooked in Heart Patients

Better information for doctors is needed, study says

6/18/2004
Patient Education Cuts In-Hospital Fall Risk

Need to be reminded of vulnerability in unfamiliar setting

6/9/2004
Risks Seen in Therapy for Breathing Failure

Death rate of noninvasive intervention nearly doubled

6/9/2004
Fighting That Queasy Feeling After Surgery

New study could change hospital practices, reducing post-op nausea