News tagged with intensive care
Study shows premature birth interrupts vital brain development processes leading to reduced cognitive abilities
Researchers from King's College London have for the first time used a novel form of MRI to identify crucial developmental processes in the brain that are vulnerable to the effects of premature birth. This new study, published ...
Neuroscience May 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
New research suggests that for some hospitalized ICU patients on mechanical ventilators, using headphones to listen to their favorite types of music could lower anxiety and reduce their need for sedative medications.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Among women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant, there is no difference in delivery rates among those implanted with one prescreened embryo compared to those implanted ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Premature babies who spend their first few days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit may be exposed to a possibly harmful chemical widely used in the manufacture of hard plastics, new ...
Pediatrics Feb 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |
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 |
A study published Feb. 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that while more seniors are dying with hospice care than a decade ago, they are increasingly doing so for very few days r ...
Health Feb 12, 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 |
Study shows unassisted method works best to restore independent breathing in patients on ventilators
(Medical Xpress)—Use of a device that supplies humidified oxygen is more effective than a technique that reduces positive airway pressure delivered to the lungs in helping patients who have been on a ventilator more than ...
Other Jan 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
New research from the University of California, San Diego published in the Jan. 23 issue of Science Translational Medicine moves researchers closer to understanding and developing treatments for shock, sepsis ...
Medical research Jan 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Among infants undergoing major surgery, postoperative use of intermittent intravenous paracetamol (acetaminophen) for the management of pain resulted in a lower cumulative morphine dose over 48 hours, according to a study ...
Surgery Jan 08, 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 |
For patients with a traumatic brain injury, the default standard of care has just been turned on its head by a group of researchers at the University of Washington working with colleagues at six hospitals ...
Medical research Dec 12, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
US doctors say they have saved a seven-year-old girl who was close to dying from leukemia by pioneering the use of an unlikely ally: a modified form of the HIV virus.
Medical research Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (13) | 1
Infants with severe lower respiratory tract infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may have a dysfunctional innate immune response that relates to the severity of their disease. These are the findings from ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Intensive Care Medicine or critical care medicine is a branch of medicine concerned with the provision of life support or organ support systems in patients who are critically ill and who usually require intensive monitoring.
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