Hospital News

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9/24/2015
Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma

Exposure can worsen symptoms and make the disease more difficult to manage, researchers say

9/23/2015
Placing Large Catheter in Vein Under Collarbone Best, Study Finds

Compared to neck or groin placement, it reduced chances of blood infections, clots among critically ill

9/23/2015
ERs Often 'Safety Net' Care for People With Schizophrenia: CDC

Report finds more than 380,000 ER visits over 2 years for adults under 65

9/22/2015
Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

9/22/2015
Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs

More liberal admission policies could benefit these patients, researchers say

9/22/2015
Most Americans Will Experience At Least 1 Diagnostic Error: Report

In some cases the consequences can be severe, expert panel notes

9/21/2015
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study

Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

9/11/2015
Long Nursing Shifts Linked to Job Dissatisfaction

Greater burnout could lead to mistakes, poor care, researchers caution

9/9/2015
Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery

Sudden confusion is a postoperative complication linked to longer hospital stays, researchers say

9/8/2015
Kids' ER Visits for Medicine Overdoses Dropping: Report

Education, prevention messages, safer packaging may be working, CDC says

9/3/2015
Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay

Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

9/1/2015
More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

Riders over 45 a big part of jump in hospital admissions for more severe accidents, report finds

8/31/2015
Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds

Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

8/31/2015
Doctors Rarely Discuss Religion With Critically Ill, Study Says

Researchers find a significant need goes unfulfilled

8/28/2015
Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study

Only 44 percent of health-care providers said they follow CDC recommendations

8/25/2015
Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study

Older patients need more help with discharge, dosing instructions, researchers say

8/24/2015
CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade

More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks

8/10/2015
What's the Best Method for Cleaning Hospital Rooms?

Surprisingly little research exists to guide infection-prevention efforts, study finds

8/7/2015
More Hepatitis C Cases Being Seen in Urban ERs

Researchers note emergency room doctors could play a role in slowing spread of potentially deadly virus

8/5/2015
For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

8/4/2015
Better Control of Drug-Resistant Germs Could Save Thousands of Lives: CDC

Hospitals, health departments, long-term care facilities must share information, report says

7/31/2015
More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care

Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours

7/28/2015
Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

7/27/2015
Are Hospitals Overusing Neonatal Intensive Care?

Study found newborns admitted to these expensive units were bigger, less premature than in prior years

7/22/2015
Many Hospitals Overestimate Their Adherence to Stroke Guidelines

Study shows delivery of clot-busting drug is often later than staff believes

7/17/2015
Study Questions Radiation Use for 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers

Upping the dosage didn't alter survival rates for men with these slow-growing tumors

7/16/2015
Health Care Workers Harbor Biases About Sexual Orientation: Study

Findings show need for sensitivity training, expert suggests

7/15/2015
Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

7/13/2015
Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers

7/13/2015
What's In a Name? For Newborns, Maybe Fewer Medical Errors

Incorporating mothers' names into newborns' IDs led to a drop in patient mix-ups, study finds

7/13/2015
U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

7/10/2015
Cost of Hospital Birth Varies by Nearly $10,000 Across U.S.

Hospitals with higher rates of c-sections or serious complications are most expensive, study finds

7/9/2015
No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study

A second study finds many younger cancer patients still receive treatment, even as they near death

7/7/2015
Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care

Only small percentage of patients receive clot-busting drug or other urgent treatment, study shows

7/6/2015
When New Doctors 'Train' During Surgery, Risks Don't Rise: Study

Findings might help reassure concerned patients

7/2/2015
Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care

Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

6/24/2015
Many Hospital Patients Not Asked About Supplements: Study

This raises risk of harmful drug interactions

6/15/2015
U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

6/11/2015
Some Medicare Advantage Plans Raising Hospital, Nursing Care Copays

Researchers say changes may be needed to protect against significant out-of-pocket expenses

6/8/2015
Scoring System May Predict Patient's Risk of Death in Next Year

For now, researchers see this as a tool for hospital comparisons, not patient care

6/3/2015
Recent Hospitalization Might Raise Blood Infection Risk, Study Says

Antibiotic treatments may upset body's natural bacteria balance, experts believe

6/1/2015
ICU Delirium Tied to Higher Death Risk, Study Says

Researchers recommend monitoring patients' mental state

5/20/2015
Improper Antibiotic Use Often Due to Misdiagnosis: Study

Identifying illness correctly is key to drugs' effectiveness, researcher says

5/18/2015
Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely Among U.S. Hospitals

Stroke, death more common at some centers than others

5/16/2015
Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery

Study found real psychological benefits for kids, plus lower medical bills

5/14/2015
Multiple ER Visits Linked to Risk of Prescription-Drug Overdose Death

Researcher sees 'important window' of opportunity for intervention

5/14/2015
ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases

U.S. report found problem was greatest among women and patients 55 and older

5/13/2015
Researchers Hone in on Genes Linked to Serious Blood Infection

Study findings could lead to new test to detect sepsis earlier

5/13/2015
Abnormal Test Results in Hospital Signal Raised Kidney Injury Risk

Research finds other risk factors include diabetes, being older, male or black

5/7/2015
J&J to Rely on Bioethicists for Guidance on New Drugs for Dying Patients

Terminally ill often have limited access to experimental medications