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.
although stroke and major bleeding rates were higher in the former group, a recent study found. ... A multidimensional frailty score helped predict postoperative mortality risk in elderly patients, according to a recent study.
The research was presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions and was published in the Dec.
Identifying the highest-quality, most cost-effective nursing home in the area probably isn't tops on your to-do list, but experts and recent research suggest that setting up systems
A recent trial of natriuretic peptide-guided therapy for high-risk heart failure patients was halted early when the strategy proved no better than usual care. ... This finding differs from other recent research, possibly because other trials achieved
Michael S. Niederman, MD, MACP, led off his talk “Pneumonia in the Critically Ill Patient” with recent research about cardiac risks. ... Younger, healthier ICU patients with conditions such as recent trauma or surgery may develop augmented renal
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
The possibility that ICU treatment doesn't benefit some of the patients who receive it has been substantiated by recent research. ... Escobar, MD, regional director for hospital operations research for Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Region and
Based on recent research, anecdotal experiences and even local hospital culture, physicians have developed their own strategies for treating HCAP—not all of which are concordant with the guidelines. ... The multiple risk factors include severe pneumonia
The use of hospice has increased in recent years, but a significant proportion of patients are still entering the program too early or too late, according to two studies. ... Mortality rates are decreasing for respiratory disease and increasing for