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2013-02-26 11:45:49

Condition long linked to war veterans found in one in 3 ventilated patients One in three people who survived stays in an intensive care unit (ICU) and required use of a mechanical ventilator showed substantial post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms that lasted for up to two years, according to a new Johns Hopkins study of patients with acute lung injury. Because acute lung injury (ALI) – a syndrome marked by excessive fluid in the lungs and frequent multi-organ failure...

2013-02-20 14:35:41

Delirium can lead to short- and long-term confusion and memory problems A hospital is not the best place to get a good night's sleep, especially in a noisy intensive care unit. It's a cause for concern because studies have shown that a lack of sleep can cause patients to experience delirium–an altered mental state that may delay their recovery and lead to short and long-term confusion and memory problems. A team of doctors, nurses, psychologists and pharmacists in the medical...

2013-02-12 08:29:14

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Science Daily has recently released an article that explains the value of physical therapy when performed in the intensive care unit (ICU). While the use of physical therapy at such an early stage in a patient's recovery has not always been accepted, the article asserts that researchers from Johns Hopkins have revealed that the ability to reduce a patient's hospital stay and assist them in leaving the ICU faster outweigh the costs that such...

2012-11-28 08:29:06

ABINGDON, England, November 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GlySure Limited, developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring systems, has completed the second close of its Series C financing round for a total of $13.6 million. GlySure will use this funding to complete clinical trials in support of U.S. and European regulatory clearance. Series C investors included Amadeus Capital Partners, Chester Investments, Delta Partners, Morningside Ventures and Frank Bonsal,...

2012-11-08 16:27:18

After Posting More Than $88 Million in Profits UMass Memorial Medical Center Has Slashed its Nursing and Support Staff in the Last Two Years and Has Gone From Being the Best Staffed Hospital in the City to the Worst, While Also Posting Among the Lowest Rankings in the State for Quality Patient Care While Forcing Nurses to Work Under Rapidly Worsening Conditions, UMMMC Management is Adding Insult to Injury By Seeking to Cut the Nurses' Pension, Health Insurance and Time Off Benefits...

2012-10-17 11:24:54

SYDNEY, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark study by Australian and New Zealand researchers has found that a widely used starch fluid for resuscitation of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) provides no clinical benefit and its use results in increased acute kidney failure (haemodialysis) when compared to normal saline. The findings of CHEST (The Crystalloid vs Hydroxyethyl Starch Trial) have the potential to change the way patients are treated in ICUs across the world....

2012-10-17 11:24:27

SYDNEY, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a landmark study by Australian and New Zealand researchers comparing starch fluid for resuscitation of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) has shown that it has significant impact on patients when compared to normal saline. The findings of CHEST (The Crystalloid vs Hydroxyethyl Starch Trial) will be published tomorrow in the New England Journal of Medicine and will change the way patients are treated in ICUs across the world....

2012-10-11 07:34:52

TELFORD, Pa, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Babyfirst.com, a single destination for the care giving team and parents of premature babies to exchange information and experiences online, is now optimized for quick and easy access on mobile phones and tablets. With content featuring clinicians and renowned experts, Babyfirst.com offers parents and families of premature babies a trusted resource to gain a better understanding of what they can expect in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) -...

2012-10-07 23:01:35

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Michigan medical malpractice lawyers representing victims of medical negligence discuss new study that reveals death increase from misdiagnosis in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in U.S. hospitals. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 The Michigan medical malpractice lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently came across a new study done by John Hopkins University School of Medicine that revealed an increase in death of hospital patients caused from...

2012-10-01 23:00:08

Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida (PCCSF), one of the premier providers of pediatric critical care in Florida, recently received an Honorable Mention from the 2013 Family-Centered Care Innovation Award for their work at Joe DiMaggio Children´s Hospital, the leading children´s hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Hallandale Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida (PCCSF), one of the premier providers of pediatric critical care in...