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Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival In Hospitals

Among the many new responsibilities these young doctors will be taking on, one of the oldest and most critical will be their role on Code Blue teams or groups of caregivers who respond to cardiac arrests. About 200,000 cardiac arrests happen each year in U.S. hospitals. Nearly 80% of patients do not survive.

After collecting and reviewing nearly 80 hours of interviews, we found striking and humbling results: Top hospitals designed, deployed and trained their Code Blue teams, which respond to cardiac emergencies, in fundamentally different ways. The study was published recently in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association.

ICU Telemedicine Reduces Interhospital ICU Transfers Of Critical Ill

According to a study, the researcher examines the effect of ICU telemedicine on transfers is not well studied. This study tests the hypothesis that ICU telemedicine decreases ICU patient interhospital transfers.

Telemedicine is associated with a decrease in inter-hospital intensive care unit (ICU) transfers. The study was published in the journal Chest.

FIRS Commemorates and Supports Lung Cancer Patients

On World Lung Cancer Day, the American Thoracic Society, alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorate and support those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS continues to support the grassroots efforts of the lung cancer community to raise awareness about lung cancer and its global impact, creating an educational movement around the world of understanding about lung cancer risks as well as the importance of early treatment.

Growth of Fungi and Bacteria on Body Implants

A body implant provides a new habitat for bacteria and fungi, a new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen reveals. The researchers have examined a number of implants such as screws implanted in the body in connection with surgery and discovered bacteria and fungi on them – despite the fact that the patients have shown no signs of infection.