Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AKI common in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and is associated with increased in-hospital mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 3 in the Journal of the American ...

Surgery

How traumatic injury has become a health care crisis

Traumatic injury, or sudden physical injury requiring immediate medical attention, is an epidemic in the United States. It affects individuals of all ages, races and societal classes and accounts for over 41 million emergency ...

Health

CDC: Nearly one-third of injury deaths occur at home

(HealthDay)—Just under one-third of deaths from all causes of injury occur in the person's home, according to a QuickStats report published in the July 6 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity ...

Surgery

Burn deaths down from 1989 to 2017 in the US

(HealthDay)—Burn injury survival has dramatically increased over the past 30 years, according to a study published online March 9 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

C. difficile + kidney injury admissions are up

(HealthDay)—Hospital admissions of patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and accompanying acute kidney injury (AKI) are increasing, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in the Journal of Gastroenterology ...

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