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CDC Vital Signs Report: Infections remain an issue hospital wide and in other health care settings such as dialysis centers Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 Compared to 2001, healthcare providers reduced bloodstream infections in hospital intensive care unit patients with central lines by 58% in 2009, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.
Infections are among the most frequent complications of a stay in hospital and raise the complication and mortality rates.
Cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia â€” the most lethal and among the most common of all hospital-associated infections â€” dropped by more than 70 percent in Michigan hospitals where medical staff used a simple checklist designed by Johns Hopkins researchers.
ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb.
Over the last several decades, the prophylactic use of acid-suppressive medications to help prevent gastrointestinal bleeding (GI) in hospitalized patients has increased significantly, with some studies estimating that as many as 40 to 70 percent of all medical inpatients are given these drugs at some point during their hospitalization.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Northeast Georgia Medical Center are one step closer to their goal of automating the management of sedation in hospital intensive care units (ICUs).
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians gather this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. for Cardiology 2011, the 15th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, sponsored by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
A Johns Hopkins-led safety checklist program that virtually eliminated bloodstream infections in hospital intensive-care units throughout Michigan appears to have also reduced deaths by 10 percent, a new study suggests.
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For its efforts to reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the ICU to zero, the Texas Hospital Association has honored The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with the inaugural Bill Aston Award for Quality.
Experts determine that current formulas do not adequately meet the unique nutritional needs of these patients VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb.
- One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.