The frequently poor outcomes of nursing home residents who have a hip fracture were quantified by a recent study. ... Some other recent publications assessed the use, and probable overuse, of opioids in the U.S.
care practices; advocating for the development of regionalized systems of care; and outlining future research priorities. ... The results differ from previous research on other patient populations with severe bacterial infections, the authors noted.
Irrigation during incision and drainage of cutaneous abscesses does not improve 30-day success of treatment, a recent study found. ... Choosing ICU care for pneumonia patients who could instead have been admitted to medical wards appeared to reduce
Chronic pain syndromes appear to be common in patients who have had an ischemic stroke, according to a recent study. ... Continuing statins during severe sepsis may improve short-term mortality rates, a recent phase two study found.
Patients who were under contact precautions during hospitalization had more concerns about the quality of their care, a recent study found. ... Administrative data were obtained from the Premier Research Database, a complete census of inpatients from
Rates and causes of hospital readmissions, and the infrequency of follow-up care, were quantified in a research brief from the National Institute for Health Care Reform. ... The authors called for additional research on effective care for high-risk
0.6% of controls; adjusted rate ratio [ARR], 4.50). Neither recent use (0.3% of cases vs. ... Thrombolytic therapy improves mortality in unstable patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) but is underused, according to a recent study.
Only a small proportion of ischemic stroke readmissions are preventable, a recent study found. ... placement. Recent research has shown that PICCs are not as safe as historically assumed, the study authors noted.
routinely in patients outside of the intensive care unit, a recent study concluded. ... Automatic referral combined with a clinician discussion can increase patients' use of cardiac rehabilitation after hospital discharge, recent research suggests.
Although the CAM-ICU has high sensitivity and specificity when administered by research nurses, its performance in day-to-day practice is unknown. ... Greater blood loss from phlebotomy is associated with higher risk of anemia in patients hospitalized