Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Outcomes no worse for macrolide-resistant pneumonia

(HealthDay)—For patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia, macrolide-resistance is not associated with worse outcomes, according to a study published online March 25 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical ...


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 ...


Study examines palliative care in cardiac intensive care units

(HealthDay)—Increased palliative care education and training among clinicians who are involved in cardiac critical care could benefit care, according to a study published in the March 1 issue of The American Journal of ...


ICU diaries may aid survivors in recovery after discharge

(HealthDay)—Patient diaries kept during a hospital stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) for a critical illness may be used as a therapeutic tool to assist survivors in recovery after discharge, according to research published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Resilience training could help prevent burnout in ICU nurses

(HealthDay)—A multimodal resilience training program is feasible and acceptable for intensive care unit (ICU) nurses, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Critical Care.


New research reveals what to discuss near life's end

A study led by a McMaster University researcher has identified the top five things health care teams should discuss with hospitalized patients and their families at the end of life, but the research also found gaps between ...

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New markers for acute kidney injury reported

Saeed A. Jortani, Ph.D., associate clinical professor in the University of Louisville's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, headed up one of three labs in the United States involved in determining two new markers ...

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