Hospitals
Weight loss before arthroplasty improves some outcomes in patients with morbid obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 57 minutes
In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a... more
Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in hospital care  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in the quality of hospital care, according to a new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier. more
Swallowable balloon device for early detection of Barrett's esophagus receives FDA 510K clearance  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center developed the test for early detection of... more
A serious mental disorder in one's youth can have a lasting impact on employment prospects  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Mental disorders experienced in adolescence and early adulthood that require hospital care are connected with low income, poor... more
New toolkit enhances early detection, treatment of iron deficiency in pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The implementation of a novel quality improvement toolkit has shown to enhance early detection and treatment of iron deficiency in pregnancy, according to a study led... more
Move to single-patient rooms reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The move to single-patient rooms at the McGill University Health Centre's Glen site in 2015 resulted in significantly reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections, suggests a study published today in the... more
NeuroCatch platform used to conduct clinical study on pediatric concussion  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
NeuroCatch Inc., a brain-focused health technology company committed to translating research innovations into real-world medical devices and applications, is pleased to announce a research collaboration in brain vital... more
Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he was impaired on duty has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients more
Discharge incentives in emergency rooms could lead to higher patient readmission rates  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In an effort to address emergency department overcrowding, pay-for-performance (P4P) incentive programs have been implemented in various regions around the world, including hospitals in... more
Discharge incentives in emergency departments could increase patient return visits, readmissions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In an effort to address emergency department overcrowding, pay-for-performance (P4P) incentive programs have been implemented in various regions around the world, including hospitals in Metro Vancouver. more
The collapse of a hospital empire — and towns left in the wreckage  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The money was so good in the beginning, and it seemed it might gush forever, right through tiny country hospitals in Missouri,... more
Sepsis digital alert system could save lives says NHS  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
According to the NHS, many lives across the country could be saved with the new and improved digital alert system for possible cases of sepsis at hospitals. more
Liver dysfunction provokes cerebral molecular disturbances in two weeks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The liver plays a vital role as a filter in the human body. But what happens when it malfunctions? Researchers from the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, the Vaud University... more
Hospital pharmacist-led approach can reduce antibiotic use  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In small, community hospitals that don't have resources for a dedicated staff to oversee the proper use of antibiotics, turning to staff pharmacists showed promise in a model study conducted by Duke Health. more
Therapeutic virtual reality can help reduce severe pain in hospitalized patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Therapeutic virtual reality can be used to reduce severe pain in hospitalized patients, according to a study published August 14, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS... more
Addiction intervention in hospital is a 'reachable moment'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Patients who meet an addiction medicine consult team while they're in the hospital are twice as likely to participate in treatment for substance use disorder after they go home, according to new... more
When the cardiology patient ends up in the oncology care ward  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
If you end up needing to go to the hospital, often times you're hoping to get a bed without having to wait hours, but a new... more
Too much of a good thing can be dangerous, finds researchers investigating hypoglycemia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For people with diabetes, taking medications and monitoring their blood sugar is part of the rhythm of their daily lives. However, according... more
Sugary Western Diets Fuel Newly Evolving Superbug  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A diarrhea-causing bacterium is evolving into a new species that thrives on sugar-rich Western diets and readily spreads in hospitals. more
Medical News Today: Harmful hospital bacteria evolved 'in response to modern diets'  MNT · 1 week
New research shows how and why one of the most dangerous species of hospital bacteria has evolved and warns that it continues to adapt... more
Too Much Karaoke Sent a Man to the Hospital with a Collapsed Lung  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A man in China sang karaoke for so long and with such intensity that he suffered a collapsed lung. more
Naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy, favorable for mom, baby  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Infants born to mothers taking naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy developed no signs of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) during their... more
Charity care spending by hospitals plunges  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
California hospitals are providing significantly less free and discounted care to low-income patients since the Affordable Care Act took effect. more
Researchers discover antibiotic that could prevent diarrhea caused by C. difficile  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In Australia, more than 10,000 patients a year acquire a serious bacterial infection called Clostridioides difficile, often while in hospital, resulting in the death of up... more
Diarrhea-causing bacteria adapted to spread in hospitals  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have discovered that the gut-infecting bacterium Clostridium difficile is evolving into two separate species, with one group highly adapted to spread in hospitals. Researchers identified genetic changes in the newly emerging species that... more
A newly-emerging species of C. difficile highly adapted to spread in hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists have discovered that the gut-infecting bacterium Clostridium difficile is evolving into two separate species, with one group highly adapted to spread in hospitals. more
Drones, smartphones and sensors could provide a new solution to elderly falls  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Drones, smartphones and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world's growing elderly population at risk of falls, helping to cut global hospital costs. more
Players who sustain a concussion return to play after 19 days, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
With NFL training camps under way for the 2019 season, a Henry Ford Hospital study on concussions found that the time players... more
Study finds tourism industry pays lowest wages nationwide  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Florida's booming tourism industry is the state's leading industry with an annual economic impact of $86 billion supporting 1.5 million jobs, yet new research from Florida State University reveals wages for hospitality... more
Better diagnostic imaging for pet rabbits  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Gastrointestinal issues are the most common emergency that brings pet rabbits—the third most popular companion small mammal in the U.S.—to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. more
NIH awards $2.3 million for pilot project to develop opioid vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The NIH has awarded $2.3M for a pilot project, led by Boston Children's Hospital, to develop a vaccine that would protect people with opioid use disorder... more
Home births and hospital births equally safe, says large international study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A large study has confirmed what many midwives and mothers instinctively knew – it’s really not safer giving birth in a hospital than at home if... more
New Milford Hospital’s Eating Well program offers comfort to patients and caregivers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Diane and Phil Hannah started their lifelong journey together as neighbors who would talk to each other from their bedroom windows. They were high... more
Racial and ethnic disparities exist in palliative care use among hospitalized patients with ESKD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Striking racial and ethnic disparities exist in the use of palliative care by hospitalized patients with end-stage kidney disease on... more
International study shows home births are as safe as hospital births  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A large international study led by McMaster University shows that low risk pregnant women who intend to give birth at home have no increased chance of... more
Home births as safe as hospital births: International study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The study examined the safety of place of birth by reporting on the risk of death at the time of birth or within the first four weeks, and... more
Transport by mobile stroke units get patients quicker treatment than ambulance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute. Researchers have recently shown that patients... more
Doctors argue plans to remedy surprise medical bills will ‘shred’ the safety net  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Chances are, you or someone you know has gotten a surprise medical bill. One in six Americans have received these unexpected and... more
Thai health ministry receives cannabis oil for medical use  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Thailand's health ministry has received its first batch of legal medical marijuana to be distributed in state-run hospitals more
New virtual emergency consultation program for eye patients speeds up treatment times  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A trial virtual emergency consultation programme for eye patients has led to quicker treatment times and removed the need for follow up hospital appointments... more
Dermatology experts publish guidelines for diagnosing, managing hidradenitis suppurativa  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An international team of dermatology experts including two from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have published – for the first time in North America - guidelines for diagnosing and managing... more
New model for ICU pharmacists resolves common dilemma for hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new team-based model for intensive care unit pharmacists, developed by Rutgers and RWJBarnabas Health System, resolves a common dilemma for hospitals and improves care for critically ill... more
California hospitals question 2030 earthquake standards  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open. more
Study estimates global prevalence of latent tuberculosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University, Denmark, has shown that probably 1 in 4 people in the world carry the tuberculosis bacterium in the body. more
Hospitalizations highlight potential dangers of e-cigs to teens’ lungs  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
E-cigarette use can harm the lungs, and eight Wisconsin teens who developed severe lung injuries after vaping may be the latest victims. more
New blood test can detect rejection by antibodies after kidney transplant  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A group of scientists has found a biomarker that can identify patients with symptoms of kidney rejection symptoms after a transplant as a result of antibodies.... more
Early follow-up to improve outcomes of sepsis survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
More than 1 million sepsis survivors are discharged annually from acute care hospitals in the United States. more
Investigating alternatives to opioids for dogs in pain  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Opioids are among the most effective pain relievers in dogs and cats, but amid the U.S. opioid crisis it has become much more difficult for animal hospitals to access these drugs. This,... more
Study examines health outcomes for meth-positive burn patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
UC Davis Health researchers were surprised to find that methamphetamine use is not linked with worse health outcomes among burn patients. However, meth use was associated with significantly worse conditions for those... more
Real burden of tuberculosis is probably higher than estimated, reports study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The real burden of tuberculosis is probably higher than estimated, according to a study on samples from autopsies performed in a Mozambican hospital. more
Nurse-directed initiative results in sustained reduction of hypoglycemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A nurse-directed initiative to examine the root causes of hypoglycemic episodes resulted in a sustained reduction in hypoglycemia among critically ill patients at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, according to a study published... more
Improving outcomes for sepsis patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
More than 1 million sepsis survivors are discharged annually from acute care hospitals in the United States. Although the majority of these patients receive post-acute care (PAC) services, with over a third coming to home health care (HHC),... more
Study assesses outcomes for meth users with burn injures  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers were surprised to find that methamphetamine use is not linked with worse health outcomes among burn patients, but was associated with significantly worse discharge conditions for meth-positive patients. Meth-positive... more
Study debunks 'July Effect' for heart surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The notion that more medical errors occur in July compared to other months due to an influx of new medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training does not apply to heart surgery, according to... more
Debunking the 'July effect' for heart surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The notion that more medical errors occur in July compared to other months due to an influx of new medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training does not apply to heart surgery, according to... more
Antenatal renal pelvis dilatation increases risk of hospital admissions in early childhood  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Babies who have persistent fluid-filled areas in their kidneys during gestation are likely to present with urinary tract problems and to be admitted to... more
Brand–brand competition unlikely to lower list prices of brand-name drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Greater brand–brand competition alone will likely not lower list prices of brand-name drugs in the US, according to a study published July 30 in the open-access journal PLOS... more
Bangladesh grapples with country's worst dengue outbreak  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country's poor emergency services more
Extremely drug resistant bacteria spreading through hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study found that a common bacterium responsible for chest infections and sepsis in sick people, and which fails to respond to the strongest antibiotics, is spreading through hospital contacts. more
Complications after cardiac device implantation vary widely among hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The chances of patients experiencing complications after having a cardiac device implanted vary according to where they have the procedure. more
Study confirms link between treatment results and frequency of service provided  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Does the treatment success of a certain procedure depend on the number of cases in a hospital or on how often the doctors working there have... more
Cardiac device complications vary widely among hospitals  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The chances of patients experiencing complications after having a cardiac device implanted vary according to where they have the procedure. more
Nearly three-quarters of traumatic brain injuries in under-19s caused by consumer products  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A vast report, looking at the products and activities associated with non-fatal traumatic brain injuries for youngsters aged up to 19, in 66 US... more
2 Teens Hospitalized with Kidney Damage After Doing 1,000 Squats Apiece  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
When is exercise a bad thing? When you do so many squats your muscles break apart and poison you. more
First surgery performed in pivotal study for repair of thoracoabdominal and pararenal aortic aneurysms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The pivotal trial to determine the safety and effectiveness of a modular device designed to be the first completely off-the-shelf... more
Hospitals key in the spread of extremely drug-resistant bacteria in Europe  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research has found that antibiotic-resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, an opportunistic pathogen that can cause respiratory and bloodstream infections in humans, are spreading through hospitals... more
Antibiotic-resistant strains of K. pneumoniae spread through hospitals in Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research has found that antibiotic-resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, an opportunistic pathogen that can cause respiratory and bloodstream infections in humans, are spreading through hospitals in Europe. more
Asthma drug can inhibit changes in early stages of diabetic retinopathy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In a study published July 26 online in the journal Diabetes, physician-researchers from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School... more
Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology launched at Ohio State to fight cancer at all levels  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute today... more
MGH study shows the importance of fatty acid balance in chronic disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Using novel transgenic mouse models they developed, Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have provided new evidence that it is the ratio of omega-6 and omega-3... more
Anti‐arrhythmic drugs could increase risk of fall-related injuries and fainting  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
For older adults, fainting and falls are serious health concerns. They can lead to injury, hospitalization, and other severe consequences. Having certain chronic conditions, as well as taking... more
Mouse model supports importance of fatty acid balance in chronic disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using novel transgenic mouse models they developed, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have provided new evidence that it is the ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty... more
Research links inherited BRCA2 mutations with increased risk of childhood lymphoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A report from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital links inherited mutations in the BRCA2 gene with an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children and... more
Opioid prescribing rates higher in US compared with other countries  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Physicians in the United States may prescribe opioids more frequently to patients during hospitalization and at discharge when compared to their physician peers in other countries, according to... more
Robotic technology for spinal fusion at Norwalk Hospital helps great grandmother stay active  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Lifelong Norwalk, Connecticut resident, Pat Bifano, age 75, loves to spend time with her family, including her husband Al of 56 years,... more
Study: Home-delivered meals could save money for Medicare  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Study: Medicare could save money by delivering meals to frail seniors after a hospitalization more
Researchers turn to single-cell analysis to understand a pediatric brain tumor  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, alongside others, have revealed the cells of origin for specific subtypes of medulloblastoma, the most... more
Study finds higher opioid prescribing rates in the U.S. compared to other countries  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Physicians in the United States may prescribe opioids more frequently to patients during hospitalization and at discharge when compared to their physician... more
CAR-T cells used to target glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Immunotherapy is the new weapon against cancers and building upon existing research, a team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital have devised a way to make immunotherapy more effective in a deadly and common form... more
Researchers explore stem cells for answers to how fragile X syndrome develops  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The lab of Yongchao Ma, PhD, from Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, discovered how... more
Researchers develop phage-assisted continuous evolution of base editors system  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from the Broad Institute, Harvard and Boston's Children's Hospital has developed a new way to improve the editing efficiency of base editors using a system called... more
Novel sensor could accelerate diagnosis of sepsis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A novel sensor designed by MIT researchers could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that kills nearly 250,000 patients annually. more
LifeBridge Health launches virtual hospital to enhance patient care and experience  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
When Owings Mills resident Wayne Webb responded to a follow-up call from a staff member at Northwest Hospital asking him to open his front door, he... more
Using e-cigarettes daily helps smokers to quit combustible cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
A new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital's Tobacco Research and Treatment Center provides critical population-level evidence demonstrating that using e-cigarettes daily helps U.S. smokers to quit smoking combustible (i.e.... more
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