Latest Intensive-care unit Stories

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.

2010-05-18 12:45:50

Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) can prevent critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPNM), according to Greek researchers.

2010-05-18 07:15:00

SAN ANTONIO, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Baptist Health System completes final steps to become the first in South Central Texas to implement an eICU® program designed to improve critical care delivery and save lives.

2010-05-13 14:41:00

NORFOLK, Va., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center has posted another year with not a single case of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP).

2010-05-11 13:10:35

Patients who are critically ill and participate in mild exercise programs led by physical therapists achieve higher functional mobility and spend fewer days in intensive care units (ICU) and hospitals than those who receive less exercise.

2010-05-11 07:15:00

ANDOVER, Mass., May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of a growing trend, rural hospitals from across the country are collaborating with larger tertiary care facilities and independent critical care monitoring providers to bring eICU telehealth services and support to their local rural communities.

2010-04-21 07:40:12

Adult ICU patients who received tracheotomy 6 to 8 days vs 13 to 15 days after mechanical ventilation did not have a significant reduction in the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia, according to a study in the April 21 issue of JAMA.

2010-04-15 08:40:21

Eye masks and earplugs could help hospital patients get a better night's sleep.

2010-04-09 08:38:51

Sedation cut back so patients can exercise, which speeds recovery.

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