News tagged with critical care

OSA increases cardiovascular mortality in the elderly

Untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in the elderly, and adequate treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may significantly reduce ...

Sep 07, 2012
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Drug prescribing system could boost patient safety

(Medical Xpress) -- Research led by the University of Birmingham has shown that a specialised drug prescribing system could help to prevent a repetition of the notorious 2002 killings of elderly patients by nurse Colin Norris.

Jul 31, 2012
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Dying of cold: Hypothermia in trauma victims

Hypothermia in trauma victims is a serious complication and is associated with an increased risk of dying. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care has found that the key risk factor was se ...

Jul 30, 2012
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Triggers study evaluates regular staff, ICU specialists

A system of care focused on the detection and systematic assessment of patients with clinical instability can yield similar outcomes as rapid response teams staffed with trained intensive care specialists, a Beth Israel Deaconess ...

Jul 17, 2012
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