Long-term effectiveness evaluation of an action-research intervention to improve hand hygiene in an intensive care unit
To evaluate the long-term effectiveness of an action research intervention aimed at improving hand hygiene in an intensive care unit of a public hospital in Italy. An observational, prospective before-after study was carried out. Compliance with hand hygiene was estimated by measuring the utilization of hand hygiene products before the intervention and four years after the end of the project. Products used were the following: detergent liquid soap, antiseptic liquid soap and alcohol-based hand gel. Endpoints were quantity consumed (in grams) for each product category. Quantitative consumptions per workshift were compared. ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Cardiovascular Complications in Children: AHA Statement COVID-19 Cardiovascular Complications in Children: AHA Statement
The statement details what has been learned about how to treat, manage, and prevent cardiovascular complications associated with COVID-19 in children and young adults.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 13, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Age, Higher Ferritin Levels Linked to More Severe MIS-C
MONDAY, April 11, 2022 -- Age and higher ferritin levels are associated with more severe multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), resulting in intensive care unit (ICU) admission, according to a study published online April 11 in CMAJ,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Preclinical Device Promising for Intravenous Blood Oxygenation to Treat Hypoxia Preclinical Device Promising for Intravenous Blood Oxygenation to Treat Hypoxia
A microfluidic device delivered oxygen to blood intravenously, in real time, in experiments in human donor blood and in rats, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 7, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Prevalence and Outcomes of Multi-Drug Resistant Blood Stream Infections Among Nursing Home Residents Admitted to an Acute Care Hospital
Conclusion: Nursing home residents have a high prevalence of MDRO-BSI, which is associated with higher risk of receiving inappropriate initial anti-infective therapy, higher cost, higher ICU LOS, and higher mortality. Our research adds new information about the prev alence of fungemia in this population. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little-known Offshoot of Hem/Onc Opens Up Career Development Little-known Offshoot of Hem/Onc Opens Up Career Development
As awareness of vascular anomalies grows and research on effective treatments continues, this natural offshoot of hematology and oncology offers a fertile area for career development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 7, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

COVID restrictions are lifting, but can B.C.'s health-care workers recover?
For the past two years, health-care professionals in the hospital intensive care units across B.C. have been stretched to the limit during wave after wave of COVID-19, which has left many experiencing mental health challenges and burnout. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Meta-analysis comparing dexmedetomidine versus standard of care for sedation in patients with sepsis
We aimed to evaluate the clinical benefits of dexmedetomidine (DEX) in comparison with the standard of care (SOC) sedation in critically ill, septic patients. Electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central, Scopus, and Google Scholar) were systematically searched to identify only randomized clinical trials performed up until February 12, 2021. The primary outcomes were 28-day mortality, 90-day mortality, and intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS). We calculated risk ratios (RRs), 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for dichotomous data, and weighted mean differences (WMDs) for continuous data using a random-effe...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PROTECT Questions Hypothermia Prevention at Noncardiac Surgery PROTECT Questions Hypothermia Prevention at Noncardiac Surgery
"There was absolutely no benefit, whatsoever, to aggressive warming," nor reduced risks for infection, transfusions, or readmission, said researchers, based on a rare, randomized trial of the issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 6, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Direct Discharge Home From Critical Care Units Feasible for Selected Patients Direct Discharge Home From Critical Care Units Feasible for Selected Patients
Discharge directly to home from a critical care unit can be just as safe as discharge within 48 hours of transfer to a hospital ward, a large study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 6, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Early Mobilization of Critically Ill Kids Appears Safe Early Mobilization of Critically Ill Kids Appears Safe
Early mobilization of critically ill kids, which can help prevent the sequelae of immobility during stays in pediatric intensive-care units, appears to be safe, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 6, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Insufficient COVID-19 Vaccine Response in Kidney Transplants Insufficient COVID-19 Vaccine Response in Kidney Transplants
A new study finds that the two-dose mRNA vaccination may not sufficiently protect kidney transplant recipients against COVID-19.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 6, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

New T2DM After SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Persons < 18 Years New T2DM After SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Persons < 18 Years
This study indicates an increased diabetes risk among persons aged (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 6, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

More Encouraging Data on Ticagrelor Reversal Agent More Encouraging Data on Ticagrelor Reversal Agent
Bentracimab significantly restored platelet function, compared with placebo, in a phase 2b study of older volunteers treated with ticagrelor and aspirin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 5, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hospitalists Bill Medicare at Higher Levels of Severity Hospitalists Bill Medicare at Higher Levels of Severity
Have hospitalists gotten better at billing, or is there evidence that they are upcoding, with more high-severity, higher payment billing for the same condition?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 5, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news