Efforts in recent years to improve sepsis care have been successful, according to two recent studies. ... The authors also called for additional research to determine whether future measurement and penalty programs are succeeding in improving patient
They called for future research to identify which patient subgroups would benefit most from filter placement. ... Patients taking glucocorticoids before hospital admission for stroke may be at higher mortality risk, according to a recent study.
Recent research, however, has called this practice into question by finding that VTE rates aren't lower at hospitals with high prophylaxis rates compared to those with low prophylaxis rates. ... Our cover story looks at the current state of VTE
The FDA has added a boxed warning to hydroxyethyl starch solutions about a higher risk of death and severe renal injury in critically ill patients, the agency said in a recent ... Sleep deprivation is also an important factor in post-hospitalization
Liberal blood transfusion strategies may be preferred to restrictive strategies in anemic patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), a recent study suggests. ... For recovering septic shock patients, treatment with midodrine may reduce duration of
Reducing MRSA in the ICU, rivaroxaban in heart failure, warfarin bridging during cardiac device surgery, and more.
According to recent research and our story, many are taking one when the other would be more effective, or both when only one is appropriate.
The retrospective cohort study used the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative to analyze 188,208 patients admitted for hip fracture from 2000 to 2011. ... These results differ from those of a recent Swedish study, which found lower
Delivering noninvasive ventilation (NIV) by helmet helped patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), while aspirin treatment did not, according to 2 recent studies. ... Faster treatment significantly improved functional outcomes among
In it, he elegantly summarized recent research suggesting there is more to preventing readmissions than a good discharge and follow-up.