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ICU Patients

Controlled Paralysis Do Not Improve Survival Of ICU Patients With ARDS

Reversibly paralyzing and heavily sedating hospitalized ICU Patients with severe breathing problems do not improve outcomes in most cases, according to a National Institutes of Health-sponsor clinical trial conduct at dozens of North American hospitals and led by clinician scientists at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Colorado schools of medicine. The trial which…

Traumatic Injury

Impact That Traumatic Injury Has On Our Society

Traumatic injury, or sudden physical injury requiring immediate medical attention, is an epidemic in the United States. It affects individuals of all ages, races and societal classes and accounts for more than 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions each year. Additionally, 214,000 people die yearly from traumatic injury, including things such…

Car Accidents

Legal Marijuana Reduces Pain, Increases Injuries, Car Accidents

In a review of more than 28 million hospital records from the two years before; and after cannabis was legalizing in Colorado, UCSF researchers finding Colorado hospital admissions; but for cannabis abuse increased after legalization, in comparison to other states. But taking the totality of all hospital admissions and time spent in hospitals into account;…

Physical Injury

Sudden Physical Injury Has Become Health Care Crisis

Sudden physical injury requiring immediate medical attention, is an epidemic in the United States. It affects individuals of all ages, races and societal classes and accounts for over 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions each year. Additionally, 214,000 people die yearly from traumatic injury, including things such as falls, car crashes and violence. That…

Stroke

Implementing A Care For Spatial Neglect To Improve Stroke Outcomes

Spatial neglect remains a hidden disability despite the availability of effective tools for the diagnosis and treatment for this common complication of stroke. Addressing this implementation gap is critical to reducing disability, improving outcomes and controlling costs of stroke care, according to an article in Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, Update on the Clinical Approach to…

Intensive Care

For Infants Intensive Care Units Are Translate To Better Outcomes

Most excessive noise is widely know to have negative effects on health, and children are neonatal intensive care units are among the most vulnerable. So to help preterm infants make a smooth transition to life outside of the womb, some NICUs have institute set quiet times to limit children’s exposure to potentially dangerous levels of…

Amount Of Sleep

Preventing From Reasonable Amount Of Sleep

Stress not only harms your well-being but it also can prevent you from getting a reasonable amount of sleep. A Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert explains how stress can interfere with your nighttime schedule and ways you can sleep more when life becomes busy. Stress can affect sleep in different ways, said Dr. Annise…

Clinical Trials

New Stroke Treatment Moves Toward Clinical Trials

A stroke treatment develop by researcher Byron Ford at the University of California, Riverside, has moved toward clinical trials. The treatment focuses on neuregulins, a family of naturally occurring proteins that has shown promise for treating stroke, a leading cause of death in the United States and the major cause of long-term disability. During stroke,…

TBI Victims

Public Health Initiative Increases Survival Rates Of Severe TBI Victims

The implementation of a massive, statewide public health initiative led by University of Arizona researchers and involving 21,000 prehospital care patients has double the survival rate of severe traumatic brain injury victims and triple the survival rate among those who were intubated. The Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care Project, or EPIC; so is the first…

Trauma Centers

Developing The First Digital Rocedural Checklist For Trauma Centers

In hospital trauma centers, where life or death decisions are made in seconds; so fractions of a second it takes even the best doctors to remember could be pivotal. With the goal of saving time and lives, Drexel University researchers have working with doctors from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington; D.C. to create and…

Mental Illness

Personal Stories Of Mental Illness Can Help Others On The Road

Inspirational stories of how people have overcome their struggles with mental illness can help others on the road to recovery; a study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has find. However, first-hand accounts that include specific details of harmful behaviour may have a negative impact on some groups, including those battling an eating disorder. A…

Wound Healing

UVA Researchers Identify How Cancers Subvert Wound Healing Process

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have shed light on how cancers hijack the body’s natural wound-healing response to grow and spread. The researchers have identify specific processes within endothelial cells the cells that line blood vessels that tumors use to build out their own blood supply. Tumor is not just a…