Health

Patient status at ICU discharge, not timing, predicts survival

(HealthDay)—For patients discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU), patient status, particularly the presence of limitations of medical therapy (LOMT) orders, strongly predicts mortality, according to a study published ...

Health

Study ties more deaths, types of disease, to smoking

Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco ...

Health

Can your smartphone help you exercise?

Fitness applications (apps) use behavior change techniques (BCTs) to help users modify their physical activities, but which apps and which techniques are most effective? In a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, ...

Medical research

Newly discovered bacterial defence mechanism in the lungs

A new study from Karolinska Institutet presents a previously unknown immunological mechanism that protects us against bacterial infections in the lungs. The study is being published in the American Journal of Respiratory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Large-scale study shows dramatic decline in mortality rates for ARDS

The largest study to date of mortality trends in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) shows that the rate of mortality dropped significantly over a 16-year period. Advances in critical care medicine are ...

page 3 from 23