GIF inventor Steve Wilhite dead from COVID-19 complications
Steve Wilhite, the computer scientist who created the popular GIF file format in 1987, died in intensive care last Monday from complications of COVID-19, a report said. #stevewilhite (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Ups Odds of ARDS, Death in COVID-19
Researchers found that people with metabolic syndrome were associated with an increased risk for intensive care unit (ICU) admission with COVID. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacologic Agents to Reverse Common Anticoagulants Pharmacologic Agents to Reverse Common Anticoagulants
This review describes the various anticoagulants in use today, summarizing their characteristics and presenting a primer on how to appropriately reverse the effects of these drugs.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 23, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluation of a Test to Stay Strategy in K-12 Schools Evaluation of a Test to Stay Strategy in K-12 Schools
According to this CDC study, a test-to-stay strategy which allows students with a school exposure to remain in school does not increase transmission risk and can reduce loss of in-person school days.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 23, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Rapid Test May Help Avoid Aminoglycoside-Induced Hearing Loss in Newborns Rapid Test May Help Avoid Aminoglycoside-Induced Hearing Loss in Newborns
Researchers have developed a rapid genetic point-of-care test to help guide antibiotic therapy and avoid aminoglycoside-induced ototoxicity in babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 22, 2022 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Perioperative Management of a Patient With Cushing Disease Perioperative Management of a Patient With Cushing Disease
The perioperative management of patients with Cushing disease is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Find out what there is to know.Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

UK donates 3.7 million medical items to Ukraine
More than 3.7 million items of medical supplies have been given to Ukraine. Items including vital medicines, wound packs, and intensive care equipment donated by NHS England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have been flown to the region over the past three weeks. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 22, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Drowning accidents in a Spanish pediatric intensive care unit: an observational study for 29 years - Salas Ballest ín A, Frontera Juan G, Sharluyan Petrosyan A, Chocano González E, Figuerola Mulet J, de Carlos Vicente JC.
Introduction   Drowning is one of the most frequent accidents in children. We aimed to describe demographic and epidemiological characteristics of drowned children who required admission to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) to identify risk factors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Certain Rooms in Intensive Care Units May Harbor Risk for Clostridioides difficile Infection
Conclusions: Distinct SICU room features relative to toilet location and bedside clinician behaviors interact to alter patient CDI acquisition risk. This suggests that CDI risk occurs as a structural aspect of ICU care, offering the potential to reduce patient risk through deliberate room redesign. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse Skin Effects of Cancer Immunotherapy Reviewed Adverse Skin Effects of Cancer Immunotherapy Reviewed
A European task force has issued recommendations for the management of adverse skin reactions in patients with cancer receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 18, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Omicron COVID Causing Severe Croup in Young Children
A new study shows the Omicron variant can cause croup in young children, including severe cases that require hospitalization and intensive care. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crozer Health to implement additional temporary service cuts at Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Crozer Health is planning to implement more service cuts at Delaware County Memorial Hospital as a result of ongoing staffing issues and the impact of Covid-19. In a statement provided to the Business Journal, Crozer Health said it will temporarily close the intensive care unit and surgery services at the 168-bed Drexel Hill medical center by May 31. Inpatient surgical services will shift to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland and Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, both operated by Crozer Heath.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 18, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Crozer Health to implement major temporary service cuts at Delaware County Memorial Hospital
Crozer Health is planning to implement more service cuts at Delaware County Memorial Hospital as a result of ongoing staffing issues and the impact of Covid-19. In a statement provided to the Business Journal, Crozer Health said it will temporarily close the intensive care unit and surgery services at the 168-bed Drexel Hill medical center by May 31. Inpatient surgical services will shift to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland and Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, both operated by Crozer Heath.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Effect of a Sepsis Transition and Recovery Program Effect of a Sepsis Transition and Recovery Program
Learn more about the STAR program -- and find out how the implementation of this intervention could help reduce mortality and readmissions after sepsis discharge.Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 18, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Transpulmonary Pressure Measurement: A Waste of Time? Transpulmonary Pressure Measurement: A Waste of Time?
Transpulmonary Pressure Measurement: The Key to Protecting the Lung, or an Abstract Waste of Time?Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 17, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news