Cardiology

Post-op A-fib down with low-level vagus nerve stimulation

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing cardiac surgery, low-level vagus nerve stimulation (LLVNS) is associated with a reduction in postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) and with lower levels of inflammatory cytokines, ...

Cardiology

24/7 intensivist in pediatric ICU improves patient outcomes

(HealthDay)—Having a 24/7 intensivist in pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) is associated with improved patient outcomes, according to a study published in the Dec. 15 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and ...

Pediatrics

Protocolized handover process sustainable for reducing errors

(HealthDay)—A protocolized handover process correlates with a sustained reduction in the number of errors for children being transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) after cardiac surgery, according to a study published ...

Cardiology

Remote ischemic preconditioning cuts kidney injury risk

(HealthDay)—Remote ischemic preconditioning can reduce the rate of acute kidney injury among high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to a study published online May 29 in the Journal of the American Medical ...

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