FDA Class I Recall: Batteries for CARESCAPE 2860 Ventilator FDA Class I Recall: Batteries for CARESCAPE 2860 Ventilator
The backup power source for the CARESCAPE Ventilator may drain unexpectedly fast, prompting concern.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 29, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Study on the current status and influencing factors of workplace violence to medical staff in intensive care units - Yi X, Feng X.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the current status and influencing factors of workplace violence to medical staff in intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A total of 230 medical staff in the ICU of Hengyang city were enrolled as the research subjects between O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Patients requiring ICU treatment for acute poisoning-a  20-year single-center retrospective : acute poisoning in intensive care - Bremen K, Wirtz TH, Brozat JF, Abu Jhaisha S, Hohlstein P, Pollmanns M, Buendgens L, Trautwein C, Koch A.
This study presents a  relevant collective of patients with acute poisoning admitted to a medical intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care center in Germany during the past two decades. OBJECTIVES: Our study aims at providing an o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Arterial catheterization and in-hospital mortality in sepsis: a propensity score-matched study.
Background: Despite the extensive use of arterial catheterization (AC), clinical effectiveness of AC to alter the outcomes among patients with sepsis and septic shock has not been evaluated. The purpose of this study is to examine the association between the use of AC and in-hospital mortality in septic patients. Methods: Adult patients with sepsis from Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care database were screened to conduct this retrospective observational study. Propensity score matching (PSM) was employed to estimate the relationship between arterial catheterization (AC) and in-hospital mortality. Multivariable lo...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of At-Home COVID-19 Tests Use of At-Home COVID-19 Tests
This report details the rapid increase in the use of at-home COVID-19 tests between the SARS-CoV-2 Delta- and Omicron-predominant periods. How did their use vary by demographic?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 27, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Bedtime monitoring for fall detection and prevention in older adults - Fern ández-Bermejo Ruiz J, Dorado Chaparro J, Santofimia Romero MJ, Villanueva Molina FJ, Del Toro García X, Bolaños Peño C, Llumiguano Solano H, Colantonio S, Flórez-Revuelta F, López JC.
Life expectancy has increased, so the number of people in need of intensive care and attention is also growing. Falls are a major problem for older adult health, mainly because of the consequences they entail. Falls are indeed the second leading cause of u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

What are Potential Problems with Placental Abnormalities?
Discussion “The placenta is a unique organ that sits at the interface of, and facilitates nearly all interactions between, maternal and fetal physiology. It is the sole source of oxygen and nutrition for the fetus, and provides a protective barrier against external insults. The placenta is also a highly adaptable organ that is capable of showing a wide range of pathological changes in response to various maternal and fetal factors and stressors.” The placenta has 3 layers: the amnion (fetal side), the chorion, and decidua (maternal side). In addition to making observations about the maternal and fetal sides, co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 27, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Roe v. Wade Overturned, Ending 50 Years of Abortion Protections Roe v. Wade Overturned, Ending 50 Years of Abortion Protections
Abortion will likely soon be banned in more than two dozen states.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 24, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

UAB research study suggests standard medical practice may be ineffective
Findings from UAB researchers suggest a practice thought to prevent circulatory failure among intubated patients in intensive care units might not be as effective as previously thought. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laurel Thrailkill Source Type: news

FDA Recalls SafeStar 55 Breathing System Filters FDA Recalls SafeStar 55 Breathing System Filters
A quality control error caused defective ventilator filters with possible obstructions to be shipped to customers, leading to oxygen deprivation.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 22, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

UPenn Prof With Four Retractions'May No Longer Be Affiliated' With School UPenn Prof With Four Retractions'May No Longer Be Affiliated' With School
In May, we reported that Armstead was up to four retractions after the Journal of Neurotrauma had retracted three articles at the researcher ' s request.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 22, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Nile Ward PICU Violence Reduction Quality Improvement Project - one year on - Rahman M, Taylor C, Abdullahi R, Okwuokei A, Kaji M, Waugh M, Magadlela B, Coplestone J, Fell R.
AimsTo reduce incidents of inpatient violence and aggression at Nile Ward Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), St Charles Hospital by at least 30% between December 2019 and December 2021. Reducing inpatient violence is a major quality improvement (QI) p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

When Giving IV Fluids in Septic Shock Cases, Less Is Not More When Giving IV Fluids in Septic Shock Cases, Less Is Not More
Restricting intravenous fluids in ICU patients with septic shock does not lower the 90-day death rate, a large European study of 1554 adults concludes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 21, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

External Validation and Comparison of Clostridioides difficile Severity Scoring Systems
Background: Many models have been developed to predict severe outcomes from Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). These models are usually developed at a single institution and largely are not externally validated. Our aim in this study was to validate previously published risk scores in a multicenter cohort of patients with CDI. Methods: This was a retrospective study on 4 inpatient cohorts with CDI from 3 distinct sites: the universities of Michigan (2010-2012 and 2016), Chicago (2012), and Wisconsin (2012). The primary composite outcome was admission to an intensive care unit, colectomy, and/or death attributed to...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: Physician Wealth Climbs, With More Worth $5 Million-Plus Infographic: Physician Wealth Climbs, With More Worth $5 Million-Plus
Thanks to prudent saving and investing, good fortune, and other factors, many physicians are amassing significant wealth. How many doctors now have net worth over $5 million?Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 20, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news