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ICU Visits Lead To Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms
2013-10-03 10:36:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When a patient gets treatment in an intensive care unit, they may come out of the ICU with an entirely different problem – cognitive impairment. According to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, 74 percent of trips to the ICU for respiratory failure, cardiogenic shock or septic shock result in some kind of delirium – a sign of developing a dementia-like brain disease that could persist for up to a year after the...

2013-10-01 13:40:16

Busy ICUs discharge patients more quickly to step-down units, without affecting outcomes A new study by Penn Medicine researchers published Oct. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that busy intensive care units (ICUs) discharge patients more quickly than they otherwise would and do so without adversely affecting patient outcomes – suggesting that low-value extensions of ICU stays are minimized during times of increased ICU capacity strain. An expected growth in the number of...

2013-10-01 13:08:33

1. Regular primary care visits lower colorectal cancer incidence, death, and all-cause mortality Medicare beneficiaries with more visits to their primary care physician (PCP) have lower colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence, CRC-specific mortality, and all-cause mortality. CRC is preventable with appropriate screening and polypectomy, yet many of the people who could benefit from it either are not screened, or do not start screening early enough. Recommendations from physicians are the...

2013-07-17 23:27:21

During a recent webinar hosted by AllMed Healthcare Management, Dr. Kari Kassir, a pediatric critical care physician, discussed issues related to managing chronic conditions in the NICU helping utilization review and case management professionals to make better care management decisions. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Care for premature babies and critically ill newborns in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) accounts for a significant percentage of all dollars spent for newborn...

2013-05-22 10:12:38

For critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation, early tracheostomy (within the first 4 days after admission) was not associated with an improvement in the risk of death within 30 days compared to patients who received tracheostomy placement after 10 days, according to a study in the May 22/29 issue of JAMA. "A tracheostomy is commonly performed when clinicians predict a patient will need prolonged mechanical ventilation," according to background information in the article....


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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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