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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....

Music Can Soothe Some Intensive Care Patients
2013-05-21 06:55:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Some intensive care patients on mechanical ventilators could have their anxiety levels lowered and the need for sedative medication reduced by listening to some of their favorite songs, according to research presented Monday at the American Thoracic Society international conference. The study, which has also been published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that ICU patients receiving acute...

2013-04-16 19:27:05

The chance of infection in some hospital wards varies dramatically according to whether the nurses leave the windows open. A University of Leeds-led team studied airflow in a "Nightingale" ward–a classic hospital ward design that traditionally accommodates two rows of up to 30 beds–by using tracer gases to simulate how airborne infections spread. They found ventilation in the ward was generally good when windows were left open, keeping the danger of airborne infection low....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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