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Stress hormone may identify family members likely to suffer from anxiety after loved one's ICU care
(Intermountain Medical Center) When a loved one has been hospitalized in intensive care for a critical illness, many family members experience anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress or other negative effects lasting months, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disparities in Hospital-Reported Breast Milk Use in Neonatal Intensive Care Units — United States, 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bouncing back: Nolan ’s life after stroke
Although he’s only a little over a year old, Nolan Morel is a bona fide charmer. Clad in a red shirt and navy blue suspenders, he flashes a happy grin at his mother, Rosalia; his physician, Dr. Laura Lehman; and the others in the room. “Look at those dimples!” someone coos, and he giggles in response. “I can’t believe how social he’s being,” laughs Rosalia. “He wasn’t always like this.” In fact, Nolan’s first several days of life were anything but lighthearted. Just a few hours after his birth at a hospital north of Boston, he stopped breathing and had to be...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories child life Dr. Laura Lehman feeding therapy occupational therapy physical therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news

Disparities in Hospital-Reported Breast Milk Use in Neonatal Intensive Care Units - United States, 2015
Data from the 2015 Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) survey, linked with postal code-level race data from the U.S. Census, found that hospitals in areas with higher percentages of black residents reported lower percentages of infants in the NICU routinely receiving mother's own breast milk or banked donor breast milk than did hospitals in areas with lower percentages of black residents. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Robotic Baby Trains Doctors To Deal With Medical Emergencies
BOSTON (CBS) – She looks real. She feels real. She sounds real. And she’s no dummy. She’s a wireless robot that is the world’s most advanced neonatal patient simulator, recently called into service at Boston Children’s Hospital. Super Tory resembles an 8-pound baby and can virtually recreate any neonatal medical emergency. Caitlin O’Brien is a neonatal nurse and clinical educator for the Boston Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). O’Brien runs mock scenarios to train nurses, doctors and other staff. “Within a couple of tweaks of a button, we can make the baby...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Super Tory Source Type: news

Researchers track ICU nurses' activities using wearables
Using wearable sensors, researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a new method for tracking how nurses in the intensive care unit (ICU) spend their shifts.   The method uses a Near Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER) system, where nurses wear nonintrusive sensors during their shift. Routers placed around the unit track the devices worn by the nurses so researchers can see what nurses are doing in real-time.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nasal CPAP Best for Neonates With Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Nasal CPAP Best for Neonates With Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) did better when started on low-level nasal continuous positive pressure (NCPAP) early after birth rather than standard hood oxygen in a multicenter randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Critical care polyneuropathy in burn injuries: An integrative review
Polyneuropathy is a debilitating condition which may be associated with large burns. The aim of this integrative review is to identify factors that contribute to the development of critical care polyneuropathy in patients admitted to an intensive care unit with a severe burn injury. PubMed, Scopus, CINHAL and EMBASE were searched up until July 2016 (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prolonged Beta-lactam Infusion Better for Patients With Sepsis Prolonged Beta-lactam Infusion Better for Patients With Sepsis
Mortality in patients with sepsis is lower for those who receive prolonged intravenous infusions of antipseudomonal beta-lactams than for those who receive short-term infusions, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Preemies' dads more stressed than moms after NICU
(Northwestern University) For the first time, scientists have measured the stress levels of fathers of premature babies during the tense transition between the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and home and discovered fathers are more stressed than moms, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self Assesment Form - Intensive Care
Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Douglas Mercer Source Type: news

British baby was held 'hostage' in a Turkish hospital
EXCLUSIVE Ayda Ward was kept in intensive care, with her parents, from Bradford, being unable to cuddle or even feed her, while hospital bosses demanded £94,000 from the couple. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geisel Emeritus Professors Honored for Their Work in Kosovo
Action for Mothers and Children, a foundation dedicated to saving the lives of mothers and babies in Kosovo, recently presented inaugural Lifetime Contribution Awards to James C. Strickler, MD, and George A. Little, MD, FAAP, during a special ceremony held at the Yale Club of New York City. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - November 29, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Susan Green Tags: Insider News awards faculty Features George Little global health infants James Strickler Kosovo neonatal intensive care Source Type: news

Critical Care Management of Pulmonary Hypertension Critical Care Management of Pulmonary Hypertension
How should patients with pulmonary hypertension in the critical care setting be approached? This overview highlights key points in diagnosis and management of this challenging disorder.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Backers of nurse staffing ballot question say they have the signatures
The latest nurse staffing question, an earlier version of which led to a 2014 law imposing staffing requirements in intensive care units, was greeted warily by hospitals in September. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael P. Norton Source Type: news

Today's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit--Not Your Mother's CCU Today's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit--Not Your Mother's CCU
Cardiac intensive care units have evolved rapidly in recent years. Drs Barsness and Acharya discuss unique training and resource requirements for a model CICU.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Clostridium Difficile Infection in the Intensive Care Unit Clostridium Difficile Infection in the Intensive Care Unit
The diagnosis and treatment of C. difficile infections among ICU patients presents unique challenges.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Does acute propranolol treatment prevent posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression in children with burns? - Rosenberg L, Rosenberg M, Sharp S, Thomas CR, Humphries HF, Holzer CE, Herndon DN, Meyer WJ.
This study examined whether acute propranolol treatment prevented posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression in children hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit for large burns. We hypothesized that the prevalence of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Guideline Adherence Limits Use Of Acid-suppressing Meds in NICU Guideline Adherence Limits Use Of Acid-suppressing Meds in NICU
Implementing an evidenced-based guideline can significantly reduce the use of acid-suppressing medications in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Shorter Hospital Stay With Indwelling Catheter for Malignant Pleural Effusion Shorter Hospital Stay With Indwelling Catheter for Malignant Pleural Effusion
For patients with malignant pleural effusion, treatment with an indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) is associated with fewer hospitalization days, compared with talc pleurodesis treatment, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Under Pressure in Diabetes, Novo Nordisk Steps Up Focus on Obesity Drugs Under Pressure in Diabetes, Novo Nordisk Steps Up Focus on Obesity Drugs
Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is stepping up its efforts to treat obesity, seeking to tap into a potentially huge market as its established diabetes drugs come under price pressure, particularly in the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Christ Hospital nabs acclaimed UC heart doctor as medical director
Christ Hospital, which earlier this year launched a search for a national-caliber cardiac critical care doctor to be medical director of its intensive care unit, found one working at nearby rival UC Health. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Anterior Palatoplasty May Be ‘ Moderately ’ Effective in OSA Anterior Palatoplasty May Be ‘ Moderately ’ Effective in OSA
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cadagan: Humor and tenacity after a stroke
Most parents try to discourage their children from indulging in humor about bodily functions like burping. But for Daniel and Lori Hooley, a simple smirk in response to a belch was the sign they needed that their daughter, Cadagan, was going to be okay. It was 2012 and 7-year-old Cadagan was asleep, tucked into bed for the night. Around 11 p.m., she suddenly awoke — but it wasn’t because of a nightmare or a late-night request for a glass of water. Instead, she seemed limp and couldn’t focus. Then she began throwing up. Born with an extremely rare genetic disorder called trisomy 12p, the little girl had al...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Laura Lehman Dr. Michael Rivkin stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center vasculitis Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Neonatal Intensive Care: The Oregon and Southwest Washington Collaboration
In January 2016, all 11 NICUs in Oregon and Southwest Washington partnered to form the Northwest Improvement Priority: Antibiotic Stewardship (NW IPAs) quality improvement collaborative (now named Northwest Neonatal Improvement Priority Alliance) in an effort to address antimicrobial stewardship and reduce the unnecessary antibiotic use in the NICU. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical characteristics of suicidal behavior in an intensive care unit at a university hospital in Japan: a 7-year observational study - Takeuchi T, Okumura Y, Uezato A, Nishikawa T.
BACKGROUND: Suicidal behavior accounts for at least 40,000 admissions per year to emergency departments in Japan; however, little is known about emergency admissions owing to suicidal behavior in metropolitan areas. Therefore, we examined the clinical char... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Floods in Athens Leave At Least 15 Dead, Communities Devastated
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Residents of the western fringes of the Greek capital struggled Thursday to clean up the devastation caused by flash floods that killed at least 15 people, while rescue crews searched for five people who remained missing. The hardest hit area was Mandra, a modest working-class district on the western outskirts of the Greek capital, where nearly all the fatalities occurred. Authorities said about 500 homes and businesses were damaged. Wednesday's flash floods, which came after a severe overnight storm, turned streets into raging torrents of mud and debris that carried away vehicles, collapsed wal...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elena Bacatoros, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Inside the NICU: Shining light on the healing power of touch
Abigail underwent open-heart surgery and received care in Boston Children’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Traveling through Boston Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), you feel the warmth of natural light and a soothing sense of calm. One mom, leaning delicately over her son’s bedside, caresses his forehead and gently whispers a lullaby. Only a few steps away, a father rests in a chair with his tiny son on his chest. Lifesaving technology fills the 24-bed NICU and a reassuring team of specialized physicians, nurses and Child Life Specialists monitor, treat and embrace their delicate patients. Nea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories neonatal intensive care unit NICU Source Type: news

UAB nurse earns grant to examine pediatric care for infants in the Deep South
An assistant professor in UAB's nursing school has received a grant to make a difference in the health care of children in the Deep South. Erin Currie has received a two-year, $154,000 grant from the National Palliative Care Research Center. It's a career development award to examine the pediatric palliative care needs of infants and neonatal intensive care units and their parents in the Deep South.  “Pediatric palliative care — which focuses on comprehensive and holistic care for the families… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UAB nurse earns grant to examine pediatric care for infants in the Deep South
An assistant professor in UAB's nursing school has received a grant to make a difference in the health care of children in the Deep South. Erin Currie has received a two-year, $154,000 grant from the National Palliative Care Research Center. It's a career development award to examine the pediatric palliative care needs of infants and neonatal intensive care units and their parents in the Deep South.  “Pediatric palliative care — which focuses on comprehensive and holistic care for the families… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

How Long Do Late Preterm Infants Need Supplemental Feedings?
Discussion Premature infants have many problems to overcome because they just aren’t ready to live outside the uterine environment. Late premature infants are defined as birth between 34 0/7 weeks and 36 6/7 weeks gestation. In the U.S. this gestational age accounts for ~70% of all preterm births or ~300,000 births/year. Late preterm infants can have delayed oral feeding skills and failure to thrive along with increased hospital readmissions. Breastfeeding can be difficult as infants can have poor coordination and poor tone, along with decreased lactation in the mother. Learning Point Weight gain lags behind intraut...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ICU bypass after transplant: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
It's standard practice for transplant patients to spend time in the intensive care unit after surgery. ?In the Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. C. Burcin Taner explains why some of his patients are skipping that step. To listen, click the link below. ICU Bypass After Transplant (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Physician Office Visits for Opioids Drop After Steady Rise Physician Office Visits for Opioids Drop After Steady Rise
Until last year, there was a steady increase in the number of visits to physicians'offices that involve a prescription for opioids, national trend data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Sick baby's treatment 'should continue', High Court told
Doctors say giving further intensive care treatment to Isaiah Hasstrup is not in his best interests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

P & G creates diapers for tiniest newborns
Procter& Gamble Co. has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional diaper while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues, jaundice, gastrointestinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

P & G creates diapers for tiniest newborns
Procter& Gamble Co. has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional diaper while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues, jaundice, gastrointestinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Queen's researcher uses monitoring device to understand feeding of high-risk newborns
(Queen's University) High-risk newborn infants in intensive care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will be the first in Canada to be monitored and evaluated for their feeding skills in a novel research initiative led by Queen's University researcher, Kimberly Dow. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Begins Offering Donor Breast Milk to Premature Infants
Babies with very low birthweights — those weighing less than 3.3 pounds — now have access to donor breastmilk and donor milk products when a mother’s own milk is not available. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Sertraline Does Not Temper Depression in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease Sertraline Does Not Temper Depression in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

P & G creates unique diaper for preemies
Procter& Gamble Co. revealed today that it has created a diaper for premature babies whose skin is too delicate to wear a traditional one while in a hospital ’s neonatal intensive care unit. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said it would donate a box of the new Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every one of the country's nearly 1,000 hospitals with neonatal intensive care units. The Flat Diaper addresses the needs of babies with ext remely low birth weight, severe skin issues,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Ms Smith Goes to Westminster
This article first appeared in the Autumn 2017 edition of U Magazine.  The article Ms Smith Goes to Westminster first appeared on the UNISON National site. (Source: UNISON Health care news)
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine Black history month labour link nursing one team for patient care race discrimination Save our NHS women members Source Type: news

Despite New Data, Author Says Delaying Cord Clamping May Help Preterm Infants Despite New Data, Author Says Delaying Cord Clamping May Help Preterm Infants
Timing, they say, is everything, and that may be true for the question of whether the umbilical cords of premature newborns should be clamped immediately or after a 60-second delay.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Earning Power for Advanced Practice Nurses Keeps Growing Earning Power for Advanced Practice Nurses Keeps Growing
Six-figure pay is now the norm, and CRNAs are closing in on $200,000 a year, according to the 2017 Medscape APRN Salary Report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Admission of elderly blunt thoracic trauma patients directly to the intensive care unit improves outcomes - Pyke OJ, Rubano JA, Vosswinkel JA, McCormack JE, Huang EC, Jawa RS.
INTRODUCTION: Blunt thoracic trauma in the elderly has been associated with adverse outcomes. As an internal quality improvement initiative, direct intensive care unit (ICU) admission of nonmechanically ventilated elderly patients with clinically important... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Analysis of adverse events during intrahospital transportation of critically ill patients - Gimenez FMP, de Camargo WHB, Gomes ACB, Nihei TS, Andrade MWM, Valverde MLAFS, Campos LES, Grion DC, Festti J, Grion CMC.
PURPOSE: To describe adverse events occurring during intrahospital transportation of adult patients hospitalized in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and to evaluate the association with morbidity and mortality. METHOD: Prospective cohort study from Jul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Skin contact with a stinging tree requiring intensive care unit admission - Maor D, Little M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

What Causes Hypernatremia?
Discussion Hypernatremia is a serum sodium of> 150 mEq/L. Basic causes are too much sodium or too little free water. If body weight is normal or increased, there is an increase in total body sodium without an appropriate increase in total body water. Normally when the serum sodium is increased there is transient hypertonicity of the plasma which causes the thirst center to be stimulated and antidiuretic hormone (ADH) to be released. The thirst center tells the person to drink more water and ADH causes the kidney to retain free water. This normally will allow the plasma tonicity to go back to normal. Treatment is by tr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 30, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

From Buenos Aires to Boston for pediatric stroke care
Twice a year, Osvaldo and Sol board a plane in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For a week or more, they leave behind their home, their friends, their jobs — and, sometimes, their two daughters, Ines and Clara. But what waits for them, a continent away, is worth it. In Boston, they say, they have found expert care for their son, Francisco. “Francisco was perfectly fine when he was born,” says Sol. “But two days later, we were having trouble waking him up.” Although initially doctors assured the family that his behavior was normal, they quickly transferred him to the neonatal intensive care unit when h...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Cameron Trenor Dr. Michael Rivkin International Health Services physical therapy stroke Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center Source Type: news

Indian surgeons separate twins joined at the head
Two-year-old boys Jaga and Kalia underwent 16 hours of surgery, and are now in intensive care. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news