Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds low hand hygiene compliance on ICUs

Healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during the care of patients, despite its critical importance for infection control, according to new research being ...

Health

Study provides insight into use of critical care resources

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found wide variation in the use of different hospital units—intensive care or general medical units—to deliver a type of advanced respiratory support called ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fast-changing genetics key to hospital superbug survival

For the study, published today in Microbial Genomics, a team of scientists at UCL Genetics Institute and Peking University People's Hospital in Beijing tracked the spread of K. pneumoniae in a Beijing hospital following a ...

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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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