Violence against healthcare professionals in intensive care units: a systematic review and meta-analysis of frequency, risk factors, interventions, and preventive measures - Berger S, Grzonka P, Frei AI, Hunziker S, Baumann SM, Amacher SA, Gebhard CE, Sutter R.
BACKGROUND: To assess the frequency, risk factors, consequences, and prevention of violence against healthcare workers in intensive care units. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, EMBASE, Cochrane, and Web of Science were searched for studies ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Scenes From the Bat Cave
The Rockledge Regional Medical Center reeks of raw sewage and bat guano. No one knew that bat shit was called “guano,” or that the pungent smell emanating from the fifth-floor intensive care unit had bat guano as a source, until last spring, when a delirious patient complained he was being…#prospect #stewardhealth #rockledge #icu #poopageddon #haverhill #massachusetts #ponzi #pepsi #reddit (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In-Network Provider Use Rises Despite Bureaucratic Barriers In-Network Provider Use Rises Despite Bureaucratic Barriers
The No Surprises Act may have increased in-network care for specialties often linked to higher bills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 29, 2024 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine Source Type: news

Intensive care management of phenytoin intoxication in a patient with iatrogenic overdose combined with glycol - Mercan A, Karabiyik L.
BACKGROUND: Phenytoin is a commonly prescribed antiepileptic drug. The narrow therapeutic index, the wide individual variability in the rate of Phenytoin metabolism and clearance are responsible from the observed dose-related toxicity. Parenteral form of P... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A deadly viral illness is exploding in West Africa. Researchers are scrambling to figure out why
Reporting for this story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. Irrua, Nigeria, and Kenema, Sierra Leone— Sitting on a bench outside the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in Edo state in southwestern Nigeria in September 2023, Muhammed Luqman Dagana recounted his ordeal earlier in the year with Lassa fever, a deadly hemorrhagic disease of West Africa. At first the 33-year-old wasn’t alarmed—his fever, headache, body aches, and cough were innocuous enough. A doctor at his local clinic gave him antibiotics for typhoid fever and antimalarial drugs. But his symptoms persisted, so he tried anoth...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Earthquake victims in focus: a cross-sectional examination of trauma and management in intensive care unit - Aydin K, Ozel Yesilyurt A, Cetinkaya F, Gok MG, Dogan O, Ozcengiz D.
In this study, we aimed to share the characteristics and management of critical e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Early systemic insults following traumatic brain injury: association with biomarker profiles, therapy for intracranial hypertension, and neurological outcomes-an analysis of CENTER-TBI data - Robba C, Graziano F, Picetti E, Åkerlund C, Addis A, Pastore G, Sivero M, Rebora P, Galimberti S, Stocchetti N, Maas A, Menon DK, Citerio G.
PURPOSE: We analysed the impact of early systemic insults (hypoxemia and hypotension, SIs) on brain injury biomarker profiles, acute care requirements during intensive care unit (ICU) stay, and 6-month outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

FMC Shares Slide as Analysts Focus on Weaker Patient Volumes Outlook FMC Shares Slide as Analysts Focus on Weaker Patient Volumes Outlook
Fresenius Medical Care ' s shares fell 5% on Tuesday, despite upbeat quarterly results and higher 2024 guidance, with analysts highlighting a weak outlook for patient volumes...Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 20, 2024 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Source Type: news

Antiviral Mechanism and Clinical Benefits of Mouthwash Active Against SARS-CoV-2
 Reia, V.C.B., da Fonseca Orcina, B., Vilhena, F.V.et al. Antiviral Mechanism and Clinical Benefits of Mouthwash Active Against SARS-CoV-2.Curr Oral Health Rep (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40496-024-00368-1AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe aim to review the spectrum of biological mechanisms of mouthwashes shown to be active against SARS-CoV-2, evidence for efficacy in reduction of viral load, in vitro and in vivo, and the potential for clinical benefit in use of mouthwashes in the context of COVID-19.Recent FindingsNumerous studies have now been performed to establish the antiviral efficacy of specific mouthwash i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 19, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mean corpuscular volume as a prognostic factor for 30-day mortality in major trauma patients: a retrospective cohort study - Choi H, Lee JY, Sul Y, Kim SH, Ye JB, Lee JS, Yoon SY, Seok J, Choi JH.
We investigated the clinical implications of the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) in patients with major trauma. This single-center retrospective review included 2021 trauma patients admitted to the intensive care unit between January 2016 and June 2020. We i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The 4 S's of disaster management framework: a case study of the 2022 pediatric tripledemic response in a community hospital - Baker AH, Lee LK, Sard BE, Chung S.
Most children in the United States present to community hospitals for emergency department (ED) care. Those who are acutely ill and require critical care are stabilized and transferred to a tertiary pediatric hospital with intensive care capabilities. Duri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Angola: 15 Speciality Doctors Needed in Hospital of Central Angola
[ANGOP] Ecunha -- The municipal hospital in Ecunha, central Huambo province, needs at least 15 doctors specialising in intensive care, paediatrics, anaesthesiologists and intensivists to improve the quality of medical care for the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Angola Central Africa Governance Health and Medicine Southern Africa Source Type: news

Defense Secretary Returns to Hospital With Bladder Issues
MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2024 (Healthday News) -- Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III, who spent time in intensive care last month for complications related to prostate cancer surgery performed in December, has returned to the hospital with bladder issues,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 12, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ultrasound'sticker' measures tissue stiffness
A wearable ultrasound sticker the size of a postage stamp can continuously measure tissue stiffness and may have a place in monitoring organ transplantation patients, according to research published February 9 in Science Advances. A team of researchers led by Hsiao-Chuan Liu, PhD, and doctoral students Yushun Zeng and Chen Gong of the University of Southern California found that their bio-adhesive ultrasound elastography (BAUS-E) sticker can continuously monitor the stiffness of organs over 48 hours and detect subtle changes that could signal the progression of disease such as organ failure and rejection. The group develo...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Ultrasound Source Type: news

UK to scrap Covid intensive care kit despite offer to send to Ukraine
Machines lack a CE certification showing they comply with EU performance and safety directives (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 8, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news