Hospital News

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12/6/2016
Quick Shot of Epinephrine Boosts Cardiac Arrest Patients' Survival: Study

A dose within 5 minutes of heart stopping increased chances by 20 percent

12/6/2016
Patient Safety May Drop During Doc Rotations

Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

12/1/2016
After Cancer, Higher Risk of Severe Heart Attack

Cardiologists, oncologists must work together, researcher says

11/29/2016
Electronic In-Hospital Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults?

Study found 41 percent of meds that can increase drowsiness were set too high for seniors, linked to accidents

11/22/2016
U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

11/21/2016
Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds

Many people still rely on the emergency department for help with minor health problems, like earaches

11/21/2016
U.S. Hospitals Halve Catheter Infection Rates: Review

But many critically ill patients still exposed to deadly bacteria, Consumer Reports researchers say

11/17/2016
Low Blood Sugar Linked to Death Risk for Hospital Patients

Association was seen even if patient did not have diabetes

11/17/2016
Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study

Drugs taken by mouth were just as effective for children after hospital discharge

11/16/2016
Almost 1 in 4 Face Surprise Bills After ER Visit

Although hospital may be in insurance network, doctors who treat you may not be, study finds

11/16/2016
Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners

Half aren't being given these potentially lifesaving medications when discharged from hospital, researchers say

11/15/2016
Heart Failure Hospitalizations on the Rise in U.S.

But the length of stay is getting shorter and survival rates are going up, study finds

11/8/2016
Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night

Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

11/4/2016
Skin Condition Often Misdiagnosed as Bacterial Problem

Inaccurately diagnosed cellulitis leads to unnecessary antibiotics, hospitalizations

11/1/2016
Robotic Surgical Tools Tough to Keep Clean

Findings suggest better cleaning procedures, more monitoring of instruments would help

10/27/2016
Nurses' 'Scrubs' Pick Up Bad Hospital Germs

Superbug MRSA, other disease-causing bacteria detected on uniforms in ICU

10/21/2016
More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

10/19/2016
Lasting Jump in ER Visits After Oregon Medicaid Expansion

People didn't substitute doctors for emergency rooms -- they used both, study says

10/17/2016
U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs

1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

10/17/2016
Seniors With Hip Fractures Fare Better in Large Teaching Hospitals: Study

Death rates were higher in smaller community hospitals, Canadian study finds

10/14/2016
Protein in Breast Milk May Reduce Hospital Infections in Preemies

Lactoferrin is safe for newborns and might prevent pneumonia and meningitis, researchers say

10/13/2016
Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

10/12/2016
When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More

But higher Medicare payments don't reflect better patient outcomes, study says

10/10/2016
If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed

Researchers find an association with C. difficile infection

10/10/2016
Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients

Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

10/7/2016
Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors

Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

10/6/2016
Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital

Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life, study finds

9/30/2016
1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable

Dehydration, urinary tract infections force patients to return to hospital, study finds

9/20/2016
More Must Be Done to Fight 'Superbugs': U.S. Gov't Report

Infectious disease experts say multipronged approach is needed

9/20/2016
Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough

'Mystery shopper' study shows staff at 1 in 10 facilities gave people misinformation on palliative care services

9/14/2016
Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Clearing Stroke Drug

But study couldn't determine why white male patients were more likely to get tPA in hospital

9/13/2016
Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER

And they're more likely to be transferred without getting treatment, study finds

9/5/2016
Few Young U.S. Burn Patients Transferred to Specialized Centers

Researchers call for clearer guidelines on treatment, follow-up

9/1/2016
Injury Risk Spikes While Cancer Patients Seek Diagnosis: Study

Researchers urge greater prevention of medical and drug therapy complications, accidents and self-harm

8/31/2016
Patients May Quickly Lose Beneficial Gut Bacteria in the ICU

Increased levels of harmful bacteria boost the risk for hospital-acquired infections, researchers say

8/17/2016
Depression Common After Time Spent in ICU

About one-third of ICU patients suffer psychologically, researchers find

8/16/2016
Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes

Practice dropped by half over past 15 years, study reports

8/9/2016
Do Hospital ICUs Raise Costs Without Boosting Survival?

Study finds common medical conditions treatable in general ward treated more aggressively without better outcomes

8/4/2016
Lack of Pharmacy Access May Send Some Seniors Back to Hospital

Problem is acute in small, rural areas of Oregon, researchers find

7/26/2016
Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

7/26/2016
Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?

Study finds small advantage, but only if you get there quickly

7/25/2016
1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

Study suggests need for better management of other health problems

7/20/2016
Study: VA Hospitals Compare Favorably to Non-VA Centers

Found them as safe, effective as civilian medical centers

7/8/2016
Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study also found health care costs about 60 percent higher for these kids

7/6/2016
ER Death Rate in U.S. Drops by Nearly Half

Study points to medical advances, changes in end-of-life care

6/29/2016
LGB Discrimination and Health Risks

Discrimination may increase risk of physical and mental health issues among LGB adults, study finds.

6/28/2016
The Cost of a Hospital Stay

A hospital stay could cost you more than $1,000 even with good health insurance, study finds.

6/27/2016
Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

6/24/2016
Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals

Not changing them between patients raises risk of spreading infection via hospital surfaces, study shows

6/22/2016
Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study

They need to be treated as aggressively as men when their hearts stop, experts say