News tagged with critical care medicine
Related topics: american journal of respiratory and critical care medicine , patients , intensive care unit , children , lung
A new study conducted by researchers from Boston University has found that sarcoidosis accounts for 25 percent of all deaths among women in the Black Women's Health Study who have the disease. The study is the largest epidemiologic ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Nighttime intensivist physician staffing in intensive care units (ICUs) with a low-intensity daytime staffing model is associated with reduced mortality, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Me ...
Other May 21, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Citing the lack of clear guidelines for ordering blood transfusions during surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers say a new study confirms there is still wide variation in the use of transfusions and frequent use of transfused ...
Other Apr 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Seriously injured trauma patients transported to hospitals by helicopter are 16 percent more likely to survive than similarly injured patients brought in by ground ambulance, new Johns Hopkins research shows.
Health Apr 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Despite the great promise that injecting a new type of anti-inflammatory pain medicine into the spine could relieve the severe leg and lower back pain of sciatica, a Johns Hopkins-led study has found that the current standard ...
Medical research Apr 16, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Cognitive and psychiatric impairments are common among long-term survivors of acute lung injury (ALI), and these impairments can be assessed using a telephone-based test battery, according to a new study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The ability of the commonly used stimulant methylphenidate (Ritalin) to speed recovery from general anesthesia appears to apply both to the inhaled gas isoflurane, as previously reported, and to the intravenous drug propofol. ...
Medical research Apr 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Children who develop asthma by age seven have deficits in lung function and increased bronchial responsiveness as neonates, a new study from researchers in Denmark suggests.
Inflammatory disorders Mar 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Low serum adiponectin levels predict an increased future risk for developing asthma in middle-aged women, particularly among smokers, according to a new study.
Inflammatory disorders Mar 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The addition of changes in inflammatory biomarkers to established clinical variables improves the prediction of mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Family members of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) tend to be overly optimistic about the possibility of recovery despite being told that the prognosis is grim, according to a study led by researchers at the University ...
Health Mar 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study from Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing emphasizes the importance of having discussions related to quality of life before becoming critically ill.
Health Mar 05, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Opioids are a mainstay of care in the critical care unit, but their use frequently causes constipation which can lead to adverse outcomes including delayed feeding and later discharge from the ICU. Researchers from London, ...
Addiction Mar 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A cheap and safe antibiotic that is widely available in the developing world might have a new use as a tuberculosis (TB) treatment, according to new research.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Acute lung injury patients on ventilators who require a feeding tube have a similar number of ventilator-free hospital days and similar mortality rates if they receive a low-calorie feeding program initially followed by a ...
Health Feb 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0