Routine laboratory parameters predict intensive care unit admission and hospitalization in patients suffering stab injuries - Maleitzke T, Zhou S, Zocholl D, Fleckenstein FN, Back DA, Plewe JM, Weber J, Winkler T, St öckle U, Tsitsilonis S, Märdian S.
BACKGROUND: Knife crime has increased considerably in recent years in Northern Europe. Affected patients often require immediate surgical care due to traumatic organ injury. Yet, little is known about clinically relevant routine laboratory parameters in st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 26, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Smaller Blood Draws Reduce Transfusions in ICU, Trial Suggests
(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Switching to routine use of small-volume blood draws in adult intensive care units (ICUs) for most laboratory testing appeared to cut blood transfusions without compromising those tests, a cluster randomized... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 24, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

PCSK9 Inhibitors for Severe COVID? Pilot Trial Signals Benefit PCSK9 Inhibitors for Severe COVID? Pilot Trial Signals Benefit
The drugs ' effects go beyond LDL-lowering in ways that might potentially benefit hospitalized patients with COVID-19, at least those who are sickest, preliminary results suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 20, 2023 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Efficacy of a bioburden reduction intervention on mobile phones of critical care nurses
Current literature identifies mobile phones of staff as potential vectors for hospital-acquired infection. A pre-post, quasi-experimental study was conducted in a 20 bed intensive care unit (ICU). Surface bioburden of personal and shared mobile phones was estimated with a luminometer, expressed in Relative Light Units (RLU). Effects of a simple sanitizing wipe-based disinfection routine were measured at baseline, and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after implementation of the disinfection routine. Personal mobile phones and shared phones of 30 on-shift ICU nurses were analyzed at each collection. RLUs for personal phones decreas...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting COVID in Pregnancy Greatly Raises a Woman's Odds for Death
TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2023 -- COVID-19 infection in pregnancy raises a woman ' s risk of death sevenfold and significantly elevates her odds for needing intensive care, a new study finds. Getting the virus during pregnancy also ups the likelihood of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Racial, Ethnic Disparity Seen Between Nursing Students, Neonates in NICU
FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2023 -- There is a racial and ethnic disparity between neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) students and neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Advances in Neonatal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intensive care nurse drops from size 22 to a size 10 after her PPE split
Sarah Wynter, 40, from Hereford, said her size 22 frame meant she struggled to make it through gruelling 12 hour shifts as an intensive care nurse during Covid, and feared catching the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology and risk prediction of patients with severe burns admitted to a burn intensive care unit in a burn center in Beijing: a 5-year retrospective study - Wang C, Dou Z, Qin F, Chen H, Shen Y, Zhang GA.
This study was performed to describe the epidemiology of patients with severe burns hospitalized in a burn intensive care unit (BICU), explore the risk factors associated with the patients' outcomes and evaluate the ability of prognostic scoring... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Uganda Declares Itself Ebola-Free After Turning Tide on Outbreak Uganda Declares Itself Ebola-Free After Turning Tide on Outbreak
Uganda on Wednesday declared the end of a nearly 4-month Ebola outbreak that it briefly struggled to contain but was then able to swiftly bring under control.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 12, 2023 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Rapid Increase in Suspected SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections Rapid Increase in Suspected SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections
Cases of SARS-CoV-2 reinfections in this region increased with the emergence of the Omicron variant and were more prevalent among certain demographic groups.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 12, 2023 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Characteristics and Outcomes of Young Adult Patients with Severe Sepsis Admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Units Versus Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Units.
Conclusions: Young adults with severe sepsis experience higher adjusted odds of mortality when treated in PICUs versus MICU/SICUs. However, there was no difference in length of stay. Variation in mortality is likely due to significant differences in the patient populations, including comorbidity status. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's'Great Migration' Kicks Off Under Shadow of COVID China's'Great Migration' Kicks Off Under Shadow of COVID
China on Saturday marked the first day of"chun yun," the 40-day period of Lunar New Year travel known pre-pandemic as the world ' s largest annual migration of people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 9, 2023 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

China Reopens Borders in Final Farewell to Zero-COVID China Reopens Borders in Final Farewell to Zero-COVID
Travelers streamed into China by air, land, and sea on Sunday, many eager for long-awaited reunions, as Beijing opened borders that have been all but shut since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 9, 2023 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mount Sinai Hospital continues moving infants out of NICU, diverts ambulances and postpones elective surgeries ahead of planned nursing strike | Business
New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital is continuing to move infants out of intensive care units to other area hospitals, is diverting ambulances to other facilities and postponing elective surgeries and heart surgeries ahead of a planned nursing strike Monday. In a statement late Saturday, the…#nancyhagans #mountsinaiwest #mountsinaihospital #newyorkcity #montefiorebronx #hagans #nysna #newyorkcitys #maimonides #mattallen (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Damar Hamlin showing'signs of improvement,' Bills say
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is showing "signs of improvement," but is still in critical condition and "expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him," the Bills said in a Wednesday statement, per ESPN. Earlier Wednesday, Hamlin's friend…#cincinnatibengals #russellwilson #matthewstafford #tampabaybuccaneers #denverbroncos #newenglandpatriots #jordonrooney #espn #buffalobills #tombrady (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news