Broken Heart Syndrome: On the Rise, Especially in Women 50-74 Broken Heart Syndrome: On the Rise, Especially in Women 50-74
As the name suggests, broken heart syndrome is triggered by extreme stress or loss.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Mortality and Seropositivity During Early COVID-19 Mortality and Seropositivity During Early COVID-19
A new report sheds light on the predictive factors for seropositivity and death during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Comorbidities Larger Factor Than Race in COVID ICU Deaths? Comorbidities Larger Factor Than Race in COVID ICU Deaths?
Although ICU mortality rates for Black patients were higher than for other racial groups, average length of stay was similar, suggesting that comorbidities may partly explain excess deaths.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Scientists Search for Cause of COVID-Related Inflammation in Kids Scientists Search for Cause of COVID-Related Inflammation in Kids
Pediatric intensive care units, which treated thousands of young patients during the late-summer delta surge, are now struggling to save the latest round of extremely sick children.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As deaths rise, Russian doctors despair at low vaccine rate
Facing a surge of seriously ill COVID-19 patients, the head of an intensive care unit at a Moscow hospital says the situation could easily have been avoided if more Russians were vaccinated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pfizer ’s Covid Vaccine 93% Effective At Preventing Teen Hospitalizations, CDC Study Finds
The study found 97% of those hospitalized were unvaccinated, including every patient who was placed in intensive care or died. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alison Durkee, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Romania's ICUs in crisis as COVID-19 cases rise
Romania reported record numbers of daily coronavirus deaths and infections on Tuesday, as a hospital system stretched to breaking point by the EU's second-lowest vaccination rate ran out of intensive care beds. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

PA Defends Against License Suspension for COVID Treatment PA Defends Against License Suspension for COVID Treatment
Physician assistant responds to allegations that he prescribed ivermectin, among other unorthodox cures for the deadly virus, and thanks supporters for raising more than $59,000 for his legal fees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Massachusetts State Police officer taken to the ICU after receiving Johnson Johnson coronavirus vaccine
(Natural News) A Massachusetts State Police sergeant ended up in the intensive care unit (ICU) after getting Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Reports say the 19-year police veteran received the J&J vaccine on Oct. 15. Following the incident, his fellow officers expressed concerns about Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Oct. 17 vaccine mandate for state employees, which requires officers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bloodstream Infection Risk in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Bloodstream Infection Risk in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Are COVID-19 inpatients at a greater risk for developing hospital-acquired bloodstream infections?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients
The Society for Airway Management gives guidance for optimizing successful management of the difficult airway in adults with COVID-19, while minimizing the risk of clinician exposure.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Waivers Mitigated COVID-19 Bills for Hospital Services Waivers Mitigated COVID-19 Bills for Hospital Services
Many hospitalized COVID-19 patients were billed for professional and ancillary services, suggesting limits of insurance waivers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Mortality in 2nd Wave Higher With ECMO for COVID-ARDS Mortality in 2nd Wave Higher With ECMO for COVID-ARDS
Changes in pre-ECMO therapy between the first and second waves of COVID-19 or greater disease severity among patients on ECMO may explain the differences in outcomes, critical care specialists said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

End-of-life care program at UCLA benefited dying patients and loved ones despite COVID restrictions
A program offered by UCLA Health ’s intensive care units is providing meaningful and compassionate support for dying patients and their families, despite the challenges brought about by COVID-19. A study about the initiative, published in the journalCritical Care Explorations, is the first to show empirically that a palliative care program could be adapted — and even expanded — during the pandemic. It also could serve as a case study for improving end-of-life care during an era when visiting restrictions and infection control have introduced extraordinary new challenges for health care providers.Rese...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Unplanned readmissions to the intensive care unit among geriatric trauma patients - Santarelli S, Morgan ME, Vernon T, Bradburn E, Perea LL.
BACKGROUND: Unplanned readmission/bounceback to the intensive care unit (ICUBB) is a prevalent issue in the medical community. The geriatric population is incompletely studied in regard to ICUBB. We sought to determine if ICUBB in older patients was associ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Artificial neural network approach for acute poisoning mortality prediction in emergency departments - Park SY, Kim K, Woo SH, Park JT, Jeong S, Kim J, Hong S.
OBJECTIVE: The number of deaths due to acute poisoning (AP) is on the increase. It is crucial to predict AP patient mortality to identify those requiring intensive care for providing appropriate patient care as well as preserving medical resources. The aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Rates of Aspergillus Co-Infection in COVID Patients in ICU Not as High as Previously Reported...White PL, Dhillon R, Cordey A, et al. A national strategy to diagnose coronavirus disease 2019-associated invasive fungal disease in the intensive care un
The article presents the rates of Aspergillus Co-Infection in COVID Patients in ICU Not as High as Previously Reported. Topics discussed include aimed to establish the rates of aspergillus co-infection in COVID19 patients in our ICU; and reviewed both BAL (bronchoalveolar lavage) and Galactomannan Index; and this is indicative of a requirement for a larger multicenter study, with a view to provide stronger evidence on invasive aspergillosis, and guidance on commencement of antifungals. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between scene time interval and survival in EMS-treated major trauma admitted to the intensive care unit: a multinational, multicenter observational study - Duy BV, Song KJ, Shin SD, Ro YS, Jeong J, Huy LB, Cong ND, Kim KH.
This study aimed to evaluate the association between the prehospital scene time interval (STI) and survival in emergency medical service (EMS)-assessed ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Analysis of the clinical characteristics and risk factors of death of accidential injuries in pediatric intensive care unit - Guo Y, Shi J, Dou J, Zhou Y, Cui Y, Zhang Y.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical characteristics and prognostic risk factors of accidental injuries in pediatric intensive care unit(PICU). Methods: The children with accidental injuries admitted to the PICU at Shanghai Children′s Hospital from J... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Delta Variant Is Forcing New Zealand To Find a Safe Way Out of Its ‘Zero-COVID’ Strategy
For much of the pandemic, Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 response has ranked as one of the best in the world. We have been living in a parallel world, one of a small handful of countries to follow an elimination strategy. That strategy has meant that we have had very few COVID-19 cases and deaths. And when I say very few, I mean it. Until August this year, there had been just over 2,800 confirmed cases and 26 deaths. We have lived much of the pandemic with daily life almost unrestricted. As someone who follows the global situation closely it has been surreal. I’ve spent much of this pandemic worried that New Z...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Siouxsie Wiles Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Pediatric patients now excluded from Alberta's critical-care triage protocol
Alberta Health Services says pediatric patients will receive care even if Alberta's intensive care units are stretched beyond capacity. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Minnesota hospitals are nearing capacity as a virus surge batters the state
Intensive care units are nearing capacity and health care workers are in short supply in Minnesota, as coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths all reach levels not seen since vaccines became widely available. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Isabella Grull ón Paz Source Type: news

Kids Still Testing Positive for COVID-19 at High Rates Kids Still Testing Positive for COVID-19 at High Rates
An alarming number of children are still testing positive for the coronavirus.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dr. Phil Provides Actionable Steps to Help Maximize Mental Health Dr. Phil Provides Actionable Steps to Help Maximize Mental Health
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Dr. Phil McGraw, a mental health expert and talk show host, about the impact of the pandemic on mental health as well as actionable steps we can take to help maximize our well-being.WebMD (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Czech election: Milos Zeman in intensive care after vote
Milos Zeman is in intensive care the day after a surprise opposition win in parliamentary elections. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Czech President in intensive care after holding talks on dramatic election
Czech President Miloš Zeman was in intensive care on Sunday, shortly after holding talks with the country's populist prime minister... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minnesota Health Leaders Warn of Strain on Caregivers, Kids Minnesota Health Leaders Warn of Strain on Caregivers, Kids
Minnesota health leaders have warned that the fourth wave of the pandemic is putting a heavy strain on hospitals and healthcare workers statewide as COVID-19 burns through the unvaccinated population.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Florida to Dock School District Salaries for Requiring Masks Florida to Dock School District Salaries for Requiring Masks
The Florida State Board of Education has approved plans to deduct an amount equal to a month's pay from school board members in eight counties, including in some of the state's biggest cities.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Frailty is associated with long-term outcome in patients with sepsis who are over 80 years old: results from an observational study in 241 European ICUs
Background Sepsis is one of the most frequent reasons for acute intensive care unit (ICU) admission of very old patients and mortality rates are high. However, the impact of pre-existing physical and cognitive function on long-term outcome of ICU patients ≥ 80 years old (very old intensive care patients (VIPs)) with sepsis is unclear. Objective To investigate both the short- and long-term mortality of VIPs admitted with sepsis and assess the relation of mortality with pre-existing physical and cognitive function. Design Prospective cohort study. Se tting 241 ICUs from 22 European countries in a six-month period between ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Albumin corrected anion gap for predicting in-hospital mortality among intensive care patients with sepsis: A retrospective propensity score matching analysis
Conclusions: ACAG has the highest predictive value for in-hospital mortality of intensive care patients with sepsis, which is better than albumin and AG. Using ACAG to predict the in-hospital mortality to guide clinical applications may obtain the highest net benefit. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hungary offers to care for Romanian COVID-19 patients
Hungary has offered neighboring Romania help in caring for coronavirus patients as the country faces an alarming surge of COVID-19 cases and a shortage of intensive care beds (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Four People With Cough and Dyspnea After Attending a Baseball Game Four People With Cough and Dyspnea After Attending a Baseball Game
Four patients present to an emergency department with cough, dyspnea, fever, and other symptoms on the same afternoon. What's your diagnosis?CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Case Challenge Source Type: news

How One District's First 4 Weeks of School Went Bad How One District's First 4 Weeks of School Went Bad
In their own words, parents, faculty, and a student chronicle the beginning of the school year in Georgia's Cobb County, where leadership loosened COVID-19 protocols and a wave of children were infected.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Delirium 'incredibly common' among patients in ICU, Alberta doctor says
The terrifying tale that an Alberta man shared last week of the 39 days he spent on a ventilator in an intensive care unit battling COVID-19 included what he called severe hallucinations. It's called ICU delirium, and it's very common. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Apollo Hospitals launches centre of excellence to boost critical care across India
Critical care deals with critically-ill patients who require intensive care for various medical conditions that are immediately life-threatening but reversible. And, with the intent to cater to such patients, the Apollo Centre of Excellence in Critical Care (ACECC) was launched on Wednesday in Hyderabad on a pilot basis, it said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Few Skeptical US  Hospital Workers Choose Dismissal Over Vaccine A Few Skeptical US  Hospital Workers Choose Dismissal Over Vaccine
Jennifer Bridges loved her job as a nurse at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she worked for 8 years, but she chose to get fired rather than inoculated against COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nurse Fired After Posting Photo of Baby With Birth Defect
A neonatal intensive care nurse at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami has been terminated after she posted two photos of a baby born with birth defects to social media. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci:'Too Soon to Tell' on Major Holiday Gatherings Fauci:'Too Soon to Tell' on Major Holiday Gatherings
Fauci noted that it's"just too soon to tell" whether people should avoid holiday gatherings for a second year.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Machines Bring Humanity Back to Medicine How Machines Bring Humanity Back to Medicine
Dr Eric Topol explores the next 20 years of progress in artificial intelligence with expert Kai-Fu Lee.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

More Airlines Require Employees to Get Vaccinated More Airlines Require Employees to Get Vaccinated
The airlines are classified as government contractors with the Department of Defense. They fall under the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for federal workers.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

EU Finds J & J COVID Shot Possibly Linked to Another Rare Clotting Condition EU Finds J & J COVID Shot Possibly Linked to Another Rare Clotting Condition
The European Union's drug regulator on Friday identified a possible link between rare cases of venous thromboembolism with Johnson& Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and recommended the condition be listed as a side effect of the shot.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Tests Positive for COVID-19 US Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Tests Positive for COVID-19
Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19, but has no symptoms, according to a court statement that said he would miss Friday's investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why This Round of COVID Feels Worse Why This Round of COVID Feels Worse
More than ever, the recent round of COVID surge is testing all members of the healthcare team. Will we be able to return to our best selves when it's over?Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19, QoC, and Outcomes of Acute Stroke Hospitalizations COVID-19, QoC, and Outcomes of Acute Stroke Hospitalizations
Was adherence to stroke quality of care negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19-Linked ICU, HDU Bed Occupancy Drops in Counties
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Council of Governors on Thursday reported COVID-linked Intensive Care Unit (ICU) occupancy in the counties at 16 per cent, with High Dependency Unit and isolation beds at 17 per cent and 12 per cent occupancy rate respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 unit physician ’s message for Cabarrus County residents
"It's real. The infections are real. The disease rates are real. The complications are real." Dr. Kamal Chater, COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit physician at Atrium Health Cabarrus, pleas with his community to use the tool we now have to defend ourselves – COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more about the vaccine and where to schedule your vaccination. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 unit physician ’s message for Cabarrus County residents
"It's real. The infections are real. The disease rates are real. The complications are real." Dr. Kamal Chater, COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit physician at Atrium Health Cabarrus, pleas with his community to use the tool we now have to defend ourselves – COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more about the vaccine and where to schedule your vaccination. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Hospitals in Alberta's northern region operating at over 100 per cent ICU surge capacity
Alberta's northern health zone, which encompasses regions where vaccination uptake is well below the provincial average, is operating at over 100 per cent of its intensive care capacity. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

CDC: Pregnant People With Covid-19 At Higher Risk Of Pregnancy Complications And Premature Birth
The CDC said there is also an increased likelihood of newborns, born from mothers diagnosed with Covid-19, being admitted to intensive care units. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kimberlee Speakman, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news