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2010-09-20 09:29:00

Additional patient-centered outcome measures are under review WASHINGTON, Sept.

2010-09-16 17:37:47

Some intensive care patients develop post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) after the trauma of a difficult hospital stay, and this is thought to be exacerbated by delusional or fragmentary memories of their time in the intensive care unit.

2010-08-22 21:00:00

OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira Japan Co., Ltd. today announced it has received an approval for the long-term (greater than 24 hour) use of the sedative "Precedex IV(TM)200ug" (generic name: dexmedetomidine hydrochloride).

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2010-07-07 05:55:00

A new study suggests that when patients are admitted to an intensive care unit on the weekend they may be more likely to die than those admitted on a weekday.

2010-06-30 09:28:59

Even at a hospital recognized for managing seriously ill patients, a systematic assessment of clinical measures associated with end-of-life care identified opportunities to improve treatment for those dying in the hospital.

2010-06-30 08:36:22

Patients admitted to a teaching hospital for an end-of-life illness generally receive high-quality medical care, but there is a need for better communication about family expectations and for timely efforts to keep patients comfortable, according to a new study.

2010-06-29 03:25:35

Patients admitted to a teaching hospital for an end-of-life illness generally receive high-quality medical care, but there is a need for better communication about family expectations and for timely efforts to keep patients comfortable.

2010-06-15 11:02:00

BOISE, Idaho, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Complex Care Hospital of Idaho (CCHI) has earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from a national program that helps patients and families make informed decisions regarding the quality of respiratory care services provided by hospitals.

2010-06-09 13:45:02

From 1997 to 2006, the number of long-term acute care hospitals doubled, the number of Medicare patients who were transferred to a long-term acute care hospital after a critical illness tripled, and the 1 year survival for these patients was poor.

2010-05-18 12:48:47

Adult patients without health insurance admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in Pennsylvania hospitals are at a 21 percent increased risk of death compared to similar patients with private insurance.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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