News tagged with intensive care medicine
Having a nighttime critical care physician in the ICU doesn't improve patient outcomes, research finds
With little evidence to guide them, many hospital intensive care units (ICUs) have been employing critical care physicians at night with the notion it would improve patients' outcomes. However, new results from a one-year ...
Health May 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A study released today by George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) researchers offers an in-depth look at hospitals nationwide and admissions to intensive care units (ICU). The study, ...
Health May 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from Christchurch have played a crucial role in an international study aimed at saving the lives of very premature babies.
Pediatrics May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A physician's choice of words when talking with family members about whether or not to try cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if a critically ill patient's heart stops may influence the decision, according to a study by ...
Other May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are common in patients recovering from acute lung injury (ALI), according to a study published online March 5 in Psychological Medicine.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Medicare patients who enrolled in hospice received better care at a significantly lower cost to the government than those who did not use the Medicare hospice benefit. The data indicate that annual savings to Medicare could ...
Health Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Intensive care unit (ICU) physician attire may influence patient family perceptions, according to a research letter published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Health Feb 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
One in three people who survived stays in an intensive care unit (ICU) and required use of a mechanical ventilator showed substantial post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms that lasted for up to two years, according ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A hospital is not the best place to get a good night's sleep, especially in a noisy intensive care unit. It's a cause for concern because studies have shown that a lack of sleep can cause patients to experience delirium—an ...
Health Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
(HealthDay)—Studies loaded with fraudulent data may have encouraged the use of a treatment for patients in intensive care units that now appears to do more harm than good, new research shows.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
New research suggests that zinc helps control infections by gently tapping the brakes on the immune response in a way that prevents out-of-control inflammation that can be damaging and even deadly.
Immunology Feb 07, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A national shortage of critical care physicians and beds means difficult decisions for healthcare professionals: how to determine which of the sickest patients are most in need of access to the intensive care unit.
Health Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a study evaluating the financial impact of providing early physical therapy for intensive care patients, researchers at Johns Hopkins found that the up-front costs are outweighed by the financial savings generated by earlier ...
Other Jan 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The "bystander effect," which refers to people standing by and doing nothing while an emergency situation takes place, can also apply to medical care, according to two Yale doctors. Their ...
Health Jan 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—For the 32nd consecutive year, The University of Alabama's Office of Media Relations offers predictions from faculty experts for the coming year. ...
Health Dec 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0