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Over a third of deaths after discharge from intensive care are preventable
Death after discharge from intensive care may be reduced by 39% if at risk patients were to stay in intensive care for another 48 hours, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-05-24)
Respecting families' religious belief after brain stem death, an ethical dilemma
What should doctors do when a patient in intensive care is declared brain stem dead, but according to their family's religious beliefs is still alive and must continue to be given treatment? (2000-05-04)
Significant rise in proportion of chronically ill children dying in intensive care
The proportion of chronically ill young children dying in intensive care after being admitted to other hospital wards has steadily risen year on year since the end of the 1990s, reveals a study in the Journal of Medical Ethics. (2007-04-30)
Study aims to cut deaths from severe infection in hospital wards
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are aiming to reduce the risks posed by a life-threatening condition which affects four in ten of Scottish intensive care patients. (2006-06-07)
About The Care Of Patients Before They Are Admitted To Intensive Care
Peter McQuillan et al from intensive care units in the UK found that 54 of the 100 patients received suboptimal care and nearly half of these patients died. (1998-06-19)
Study examines survival of very low birthweight babies
A new study published in Acta Paediatrica indicates that survival of babies born weighing ?500 g is poor despite advances in neonatal care. (2017-09-27)
Could handheld electronic devices contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome?
In a study of 48 university students, intensive users of electronic devices reported more wrist/hand pain than non-intensive users. (2017-06-21)
BioMed Central announces new partnership with the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine
Open access publisher BioMed Central is proud to announce a new partnership with The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, to launch the new journal entitled Journal of Intensive Care. (2013-05-10)
Children in intensive care recover faster with little to no nutrition
Critically ill children are artificially fed soon after their arrival in intensive care. (2016-03-15)
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine launches 'linking intensive care to family experience' (LIFE) campaign
A comment linked to the series says that in the US, attempts to meet the increasing challenges of intensive care medicine are based on the creation of a new class of physician extenders, nursing practitioners, and telemedicine. (2010-10-08)
Patients denied admission to intensive care because of doctors' pessimism
Doctors are overly pessimistic about the chances of survival for patients with COPD related attacks and, as a result, some patients may be denied admission to hospital for vital help, according to a study published today online. (2007-11-01)
Most children with head injuries are seen in hospitals not equipped to treat them
More than four-fifths of children who turn up at emergency departments with head injuries in the UK are seen in hospitals which would have to transfer them if the injury was serious, reveals a study published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. (2011-05-23)
Nonclinical factors may affect whether intensive procedures are used at the end of life
In a study that looked at what factors might affect whether or not a patient receives intensive medical procedures in the last 6 months of life, investigators found that older age, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, living in a nursing home, and having an advance directive were associated with a lower likelihood of undergoing an intensive procedure. (2014-11-13)
Intensive care specialists reduce hospital death rates by 30 percent
Patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) whose care is managed by (2002-11-05)
Fall in one-to-one nursing care of very sick newborns linked to higher death rate
A fall in the provision of one to one nursing care of very sick and premature newborns is linked to a higher death rate in neonatal intensive care, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood (Fetal & Neonatal Edition). (2016-02-09)
Intensive kidney dialysis indicates better survival rates than conventional dialysis
A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute shows patients suffering with end-stage renal disease could increase their survival chances by undergoing intensive dialysis at home rather than the conventional dialysis in clinics. (2012-04-25)
MRSA in hospital intensive care -- what's growing where?
Researchers are finding out which bugs grow in intensive care units to develop a novel sampling regime that would indicate the threat of MRSA and other superbugs in the environment, scientists heard today (Monday, March 31, 2008) at the Society for General Microbiology's 162nd meeting being held this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Center. (2008-03-30)
Hospital infections and multidrug-resistant pathogens
Infections are among the most frequent complications of a stay in hospital and raise the complication and mortality rates. (2011-02-24)
Patients in US 5 times more likely to spend last days in ICU than patients in England
Patients who die in the hospital in the United States are almost five times as likely to have spent part of their last hospital stay in the ICU than patients in England. (2009-10-23)
Intensive treatment does not reduce violence in psychotic patients
Increasing the intensity of treatment does not reduce the level of violence in patients with severe mental illness, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-11-08)
Continuous pain is often not assessed during neonatal intensive care
In an analysis of 243 neonatal intensive care units from 18 European countries, investigators found that only 2113 of 6648 (31.8 percent) newborns were assessed for prolonged, continuous pain. (2017-03-06)
Alcohol-related liver disease patients need more care, study finds
Patients with alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) tend to have worse outcomes than others following a stay in intensive care, research shows. (2018-10-15)
Primary care physician involvement at end of life associated with less costly, less intensive care
A new study published in the January/February issue of Annals of Family Medicine finds that primary care physician involvement at the end of life is associated with less costly and less intensive end-of-life care. (2017-01-09)
Core hospital care team members may surprise you
According to a study at the burn center intensive care unit at Loyola University Health System, three physicians, a social worker and a dietitian were documented as the most central communicators of the patient clinical team. (2014-12-18)
Better outcome for rheumatoid arthritis patients given intensive outpatient treatment
Results of a UK study in this week's issue of The Lancet suggest that intensive monthly outpatient treatment with antirheumatic drugs and steroid injections can substantially improve patients' symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis compared with standard three-month outpatient treatment. (2004-07-15)
Can supplementing vitamin D reduce infections in patients from neurosurgical ICU?
Can supplementing vitamin D reduce infections in patients from neurosurgical ICU? (2013-07-13)
Study ends debate over role of steroids in treating septic shock
The results from the largest ever study of septic shock could improve treatment for critically ill patients and save health systems worldwide hundreds of millions of dollars each year. (2018-01-19)
Advance directive and medical power of attorney are often missing
For most patients in intensive care, the patient records contain neither an advance directive nor a medical power of attorney. (2017-07-04)
Intensive care units poorly equipped to care for the dying
Almost half of the patients who die in intensive care units die within 24 hours, but the environment is not equipped to provide good end-of-life care. (2009-10-05)
Review of global guidelines for sepsis needed
Experts are calling for a global review of guidelines used to diagnose sepsis, after a study found one in eight patients with infections severe enough to need admission to an Intensive Care Unit in Australia and New Zealand, did not meet current criteria. (2015-03-20)
UNC cardiologist examines training, staffing, research in cardiac intensive care
Jason Katz, M.D., M.H.S., associate professor of medicine at UNC School of Medicine and medical director of the cardiac intensive care unit, was the lead author of a recently published manuscript in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that examined the early growth and maturation of critical care cardiology, and the challenges and uncertainties that threaten to stymie the growth of this fledgling discipline. (2016-08-24)
Stark differences in care at top US hospitals revealed
Striking differences exist in the care provided to dying patients by top US hospitals, according to researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-03-11)
Sharp rise in children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales since 2009
The number of children admitted to intensive care in England and Wales has risen sharply since 2009, but is not explained by either population growth or the rising birth rate, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2017-10-26)
Multiple organ failure and malignant tumors main causes of death in ICU and hospital
Multiple organ failure is the main cause of death in intensive care units. (2006-11-02)
Greater risk for surgical intervention, longer hospital stays in obese trauma patients
Higher TBMI was associated with longer hospital stays, more days spent in the intensive care unit, more frequent discharge to a long-term care facility, higher rate of orthopedic surgical intervention, and increased total hospital costs, according to new research presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. (2014-03-14)
Women with swine flu 13 times more likely to suffer critical illness if they are pregnant
Pregnant women in Australia and New Zealand who had swine flu were 13 times more likely to be admitted to hospital with a critical illness, according to research published on today. (2010-03-18)
Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to low birthweight and intensive care
Use of cannabis during pregnancy is linked to low birthweight and the need for intensive care, reveals an analysis of the available evidence, published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2016-04-05)
Use of statin does not improve survival among adults with ventilator-associated pneumonia
Laurent Papazian, M.D., Ph.D., of Hopital Nord, Marseille, France, and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether statin therapy decreased day-28 mortality among intensive care unit patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia. (2013-10-09)
Major study good news for survivors of critical illness
The most comprehensive study to date of long-term outcomes in survivors of a severe episode of critical illness shows that even patients who were once among the sickest in the intensive care unit can regain good physical functioning and quality of life. (2003-02-19)
NICE SUGAR: Intensive insulin therapy risks
Intensive insulin therapy significantly increases the risk of hypoglycemia in critically ill patients, found a new study in CMAJ. (2009-03-24)
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