Cerebral Microbleeds Should Not Deter Antithrombotics in Stroke Cerebral Microbleeds Should Not Deter Antithrombotics in Stroke
The absolute risk for ischemic stroke was consistently higher than the absolute risk for ICH regardless of microbleed burden, a new pooled analysis found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New in Ethics & Human Research, May-June 2019
(The Hastings Center) Parent experiences when approached for research in a pediatric intensive care unit, the role of inclusion benefits in ethics committee assessment of research, and more in the current issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Closed ICU Model May Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- A closed intensive care unit (ICU) model, whereby a patient is evaluated and admitted under an intensivist and orders involving patient care are written by the ICU team, is associated with a reduction in certain types of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers Claim Sepsis Has Four Faces So Tailored Therapy May Hold Promise Researchers Claim Sepsis Has Four Faces So Tailored Therapy May Hold Promise
Doctors in Pittsburgh say they have developed a system to classify sepsis into 4 categories that may help doctors develop better treatments for a condition that is the leading killer of hospitalized patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Myxedema Coma Precipitated by DKA After Total Thyroidectomy Myxedema Coma Precipitated by DKA After Total Thyroidectomy
This case demonstrates that diabetic ketoacidosis not only can be a potential contributor to myxedema coma, but may also mask typical clinical features.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Warns Against Off-Indication Use of Abiomed Impella RP System FDA Warns Against Off-Indication Use of Abiomed Impella RP System
FDA Warns Against Off-Indication Use of Abiomed Impella RP SystemNews Alerts (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Pathophysiology and Management of ARDS in Obese Patients Pathophysiology and Management of ARDS in Obese Patients
The presence of obesity in ARDS may add additional concerns regarding management options and potential complications. Find out what they are.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

AF: Highly Prevalent Yet Undertreated in Patients With NASH AF: Highly Prevalent Yet Undertreated in Patients With NASH
This study found that the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients with NASH is twice that of the general population. Are these patients receiving appropriate anticoagulation therapy?Liver International (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ghana: 1st Lady Inaugurates Korle Bu Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
[Ghanaian Times] A new Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has been inaugurated for the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) to help reduce neonatal and under-five deaths at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Quieter NICUs a Good Rx for Premature Babies
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Shhhhh. Preterm infants can benefit from quiet times in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), a new study says. High noise levels are known to harm health, and infants in NICUs are especially vulnerable, so some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Surgeons to use product from Cambridge's Vericel on baby born without skin
Vericel Corp. said Tuesday that it growing skin grafts for Ja ’bari Gray has been intensive care since being born earlier this year with skin only on his head. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Surgeons to use product from Cambridge's Vericel on baby born without skin
Vericel Corp. said Tuesday that it growing skin grafts for Ja ’bari Gray has been intensive care since being born earlier this year with skin only on his head. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

FDA Expands Impella Heart Pumps Use Duration FDA Expands Impella Heart Pumps Use Duration
The indication allows the Impella 5.0 and Impella LD heart pumps to now be used for 14 days, up from just 6 days.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Novel Test Quickly Identifies Five Common Bacteria in BSIs Novel Test Quickly Identifies Five Common Bacteria in BSIs
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How the flu could leave you at the mercy of killer fungus aspergillosis
One in five patients admitted to intensive care with flu may contract a lethal fungal infection in their lungs called aspergillosis which can resist medicine’s best drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quieter NICUs have better outcomes for infants, study finds
A new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has found that implementing 'quiet time' hours in neonatal intensive care units resulted in infants having healthier and stronger heart rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quiet time protocols 'help improve' neonatal intensive care
Quiet times in hospital neonatal units may be related to improving infant health, according to US researchers who have been assessing the impact of the idea. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Quieter intensive care units may translate to better outcomes for infants in new study
(Acoustical Society of America) Excessive noise is widely known to have negative effects on health, and children in neonatal intensive care units are among the most vulnerable. Researchers have conducted one of the first studies linking the quiet time soundscape inside NICUs with infant health. The study examined the effects of quiet time implementation in multiple NICUs on infants up to 18 months after implementation. They will present their findings at the 177th ASA Meeting, May 13-17. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is association of age with risk of death for ICU patients?
This study of nearly 134,000 patients admitted to intensive care units in France examined the association of age with risk of death in the hospital and then three months and three years after discharge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Milk expression within 8 hours associated with lactation success for VLBW infants in NICU
(Boston Medical Center) A study led by physician researchers at Boston Medical Center has shown that first milk expression within eight hours of giving birth is associated with the highest probability of mothers of very low-birth-weight infants being able to provide milk throughout hospitalization in the neonatal intensive care unit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two Ways We Transmit Pathogens to Hospitalized Patients Two Ways We Transmit Pathogens to Hospitalized Patients
A pair of hospital studies look at the role of healthcare personnel in nosocomial pathogen transmission.Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

Homelessness in Infancy Has Lasting Health Effects in Kids Homelessness in Infancy Has Lasting Health Effects in Kids
Children who experienced homelessness or housing instability in infancy had higher rates of asthma, more emergency department visits, and higher healthcare costs through age 6 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Bucks County med tech firm out to help NICU babies raises $5M
A Bucks County company using software and predictive analytics to improve health outcomes for infants born prematurely has raised $5 million in a private stock sale. Astarte Medical of Yardley, Pa., plans to use the funds to continue development of its NICUtrition platform — a group of digital tools and diagnostics that support feeding protocols, decision-making and care delivery in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Investors participating in the company’s series A round consisted… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Dysphagia in the Intensive Care Unit Dysphagia in the Intensive Care Unit
A better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of dysphagia may help identify those patients most at risk.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

PFO Tied to Quadruple Stroke Risk in Pulmonary Embolism PFO Tied to Quadruple Stroke Risk in Pulmonary Embolism
Screening PE patients for patent foramen ovale with the aim of identifying those at risk for ischemic stroke who may be eligible for indefinite anticoagulation could be justified, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Preemies' Nutritional Outcomes Better Without Gastric-Residual Evaluation Preemies' Nutritional Outcomes Better Without Gastric-Residual Evaluation
Skipping gastric-residual evaluation in extremely preterm infants improves nutritional outcomes and shortens their stay at the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU), a new randomized clinical trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 5, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Chaplain Family Project: development, feasibility, and acceptability of an intervention to improve spiritual care of family surrogates - Torke AM, Maiko S, Watson BN, Ivy SS, Burke ES, Montz K, Rush SA, Slaven JE, Kozinski K, Axel-Adams R, Cottingham A.
In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), family members experience psychological and spiritual distress as they cope with fear, grief, and medical decisions for patients. The study team developed and pilot tested a semistructured chaplain intervention that includ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Early PCI Makes Inroads in Elderly With STEMI, Shock Early PCI Makes Inroads in Elderly With STEMI, Shock
Trends in both survival and PCI utilization are improving, according to the largest study to examine clinical outcomes for older Americans in this setting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Urinary Oxalate and CKD Progression: Is There an Association? Urinary Oxalate and CKD Progression: Is There an Association?
Dr Bansal reviews a study that examines whether higher urinary oxalate excretion predisposes patients to kidney disease progression.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Dads' Smoking Linked With Fetal Heart Problems Dads' Smoking Linked With Fetal Heart Problems
Unborn babies are at higher risk of heart defects not just when mothers smoke, but when fathers smoke, too, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 2, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Surfer Sunny Garcia, Who Battles Depression, Is in Intensive Care Unit
The Hawaii native ’ s struggles with mental illness have apparently led to a suicide attempt, according to multiple news outlets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TALYA MINSBERG Tags: Surfing Mental Health and Disorders Suicides and Suicide Attempts Slater, Kelly National Suicide Prevention Lifeline World Surf League Oahu (Hawaii) Sunny Garcia Source Type: news

Toddler who swallowed a BATTERY meant for her father's watch spends a week in intensive care
Abigayle Galle, now two, put the battery in her mouth on July 18. The youngster, of Abilene, Texas, immediately began retching and screaming in pain. She spent two weeks on feeding tubes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holidaying mother is fighting for her life with pneumonia in a Tenerife hospital
Elaine Ruddick, from Milton Keynes, is in intensive care in a hospital in Santa Cruz on the holiday island battling pneumonia after she became ill while away with her husband. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

John Singleton's stroke once again shows strokes can happen in young age
Filmmaker John Singleton, 51, had what court filings describe as "a major stroke" on April 17 and has been in intensive care since, according to a statement from his family. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edwards Recalls Miller and Fogarty Pediatric Cardiac Catheters Edwards Recalls Miller and Fogarty Pediatric Cardiac Catheters
The now Class I recall of the company's Miller Balloon Atrioseptostomy Catheter and Fogarty Dilation Atrioseptostomy Catheter follows reports of breakage and balloon detachment during procedures.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 29, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Interpretation of the disaster response plans in the pediatric intensive care unit - Duan XD, Li JJ, Shi Y.
In April 2018, the Group of Pediatric Disasters, Pediatric Society, Chinese Medical Association and Pediatric Committee, Medical Association of Chinese People's Liberation Army issued the disaster response plans in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Eat, sleep and console tool decreases length of stay and post natal use of opiates
(Pediatric Academic Societies) A new quality improvement tool called Eat, Sleep and Console shows consistent signs of improved care of opioid-exposed newborns in neonatal intensive care units. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parents of older, healthier newborns with less social support less resilient
(Children's National Health System) Parents of older, healthier newborns with less social support were less resilient during their child's neonatal intensive care unit stay, a finding that correlates with more symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to Children's research presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2019 Annual Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery may be at greater
(European Association for the Study of Obesity) Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies seem more likely to be born prematurely, small for gestational age, have congenital anomalies and be admitted to intensive care, according to the most comprehensive assessment of how bariatric surgery affects pregnancy outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Review Questions Need for Ophthalmic Screening After Candida Bloodstream Infection Review Questions Need for Ophthalmic Screening After Candida Bloodstream Infection
Although candida bloodstream infection is associated with sight-threatening fungal endophthalmitis, routine ophthalmic testing does not seem to improve outcomes and might be harmful, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Etiology and risk factors for childhood unintentional injuries: a retrospective analysis of data at a pediatric intensive care unit - Huang H, Li B, Chen Y, Yuan Y, Xiong P, Zhang WD, Fu LN, Liu TL.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the etiology and risk factors for unintentional injuries in children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), and to provide a basis for preventing these injuries and decreasing the mortality rate. METHODS: A ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Children's NICU slashes unintended extubation rates by 60% over 10 years
(Children's National Health System) A quality-improvement project at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children's National that included standardized taping methods, bedside review of events within 72 hours and reducing how often newborns received chest X-rays reduced unintended extubations by 60% over 10 years and saved an estimated $1.5 million per year, according to research published online April 26, 2019, in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Crystalloids vs. colloids for fluid resuscitation in the Intensive Care Unit: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Guidelines recommend crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in sepsis/shock and switching to albumin in cases where crystalloids are insufficient. We evaluated hemodynamic response to crystalloids/colloids in critically ill adults. Crystalloids were less efficient than colloids at stabilizing resuscitation endpoints; guidance on when to switch is urgently required. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hemodynamic response to β-blockers in severe sepsis and septic shock: A review of current literature
The administration of β-blockers in patients with sepsis is a trending topic in intensive care medicine since the landmark study by Morelli and colleagues, showing a striking decrease in 28-day mortality compared to standard care. While the available evidence suggests that the use of β-blockers in septic shock is safe, the effects on hemodynamics are controversial. In this paper, we review the effect of β-blockade in septic shock on hemodynamics from animal models to critically ill patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With and Without Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Pulmonary Sepsis
To date, studies have provided conflicting results regarding the impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) on sepsis-related outcomes. Our objective is to understand the impact of type 2 DM in bacterial pneumonia and sepsis-related intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes. Our findings demonstrated that type 2 DM does not increase the overall mortality. Our findings of increased mortality in both type 2 DM patients with lower admission glucose, and non-DM patients with higher mean glucose during the hospital stay needs to be further evaluated. Future studies in regards to this could lead to personalized glucose treatment goals for...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of the accuracy of three early warning scores with SOFA score for predicting mortality in adult sepsis and septic shock patients admitted to intensive care unit.
The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS), National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and Search Out Severity (SOS), with the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) and SOFA scores, to predict outcomes in sepsis patients. The SOS presents nearly as good as the SOFA score, to predict mortality among sepsis patients admitted to the ICU. The early warning score is another, alternative tool to use for risk stratification and sepsis screening for ICU sepsis patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serum Level of Antithrombin III (ATIII) Could Serve as a Prognostic Biomarker in Neonatal Sepsis
Neonatal sepsis syndrome continues to have a high morbidity and mortality rate despite the progress in neonatal intensive care. There is no single diagnostic test which can reliably diagnose sepsis in the newborn, beside blood culture. Antithrombin III may be one promising single marker for sepsis syndrome diagnosis and prognosis. Antithrombin III is lower in sepsis syndrome neonates and may be a useful biomarker in neonatal sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Diagnoses Critically Ill Children Using Artificial Intelligence
The Rady Children’s Hospital (San Diego, USA) used Moon, software developed by the Leuven-based (Belgium) company Diploid. Moon is the first software worldwide to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the diagnosis of rare diseases. This new method accelerates the diagnosis of seriously ill children in intensive care and opens the door to the use of genome sequencing as a first-line diagnostic test for babies with unknown disorders. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

US Measles Cases Now the Highest Since Eliminated in 2000 US Measles Cases Now the Highest Since Eliminated in 2000
The number of confirmed measles cases in the United States is now at 695, in 22 states, according to the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

'My hands and legs needed to go when I got meningitis'
Mike Davies spent 70 days in intensive care with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news