Pediatrics

The 'secret sauce' for high-performing NICUs

Leaders of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the nation share the same play books as they strive to provide safe, high-quality medical and surgical care for vulnerable newborns. A growing number of quality collaborations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals: study

A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics that can cause "severe" infections or even death is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, scientists in Australia warned on Monday.

Health

Short people fare worse in ICUs: study

(HealthDay)—Shorter patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) are more likely to die during treatment than taller ones, a new study suggests.

Pediatrics

Making weight: Ensuring that micro preemies gain pounds and inches

A quality-improvement project to standardize feeding practices for micro preemies—preterm infants born months before their due date— helped to boost their weight and nearly quadrupled the frequency of lactation consultations ...

Diabetes

Diabetes, HbA1c linked to adverse outcomes after surgery

(HealthDay)—For surgical inpatients aged ≥54 years, diabetes and increased hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) are associated with increased risk of adverse outcomes, according to a study published online March 26 in Diabetes Care.

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Intensive-care medicine

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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