Shortened IV Antibiotic Course Works for Uncomplicated Group B Strep Shortened IV Antibiotic Course Works for Uncomplicated Group B Strep
A shorter course of intravenous antibiotics was safe and effective for infants with uncomplicated, late-onset group B Streptococcus (GBS), in a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Early Dialysis Not Better for Septic Shock Patients With Acute Kidney Injury Early Dialysis Not Better for Septic Shock Patients With Acute Kidney Injury
Early renal-replacement therapy for patients in the initial phase of septic shock who have severe acute kidney injury is no better than delayed therapy, according to a French study of 488 patients that was stopped early for futility.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Venezuelan Hospital Encourages'Kangaroo' Baby Care to Spare Incubators Venezuelan Hospital Encourages'Kangaroo' Baby Care to Spare Incubators
Venezuela's largest maternity hospital is asking mothers to care for non-critical premature babies with skin-to-skin contact known as"kangaroo care" rather than in incubators, as wards struggle with a lack of equipment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Metformin and the Risk for Lactic Acidosis in CKD Metformin and the Risk for Lactic Acidosis in CKD
Dr Bansal reviews several studies that evaluate the safety of metformin in patients with chronic kidney disease.Medscape Nephrology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Time to Revisit the PELD Score for Donor Liver Allocation, Researchers Say Time to Revisit the PELD Score for Donor Liver Allocation, Researchers Say
A new analysis suggests that children are at a disadvantage when competing with adults for livers from deceased organ donors in the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Nurse-Developed Assessment Tool Suitable for All Providers Nurse-Developed Assessment Tool Suitable for All Providers
An online tool that enables critical care nurses to assess their work environments is both reliable and valid, supporting interprofessional use as an organizational measure, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Limited English May Mean Less-Gentle Death in ICU Limited English May Mean Less-Gentle Death in ICU
Death for patients in U.S. intensive care units may look a lot different for people with limited English proficiency than for native speakers, a large study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Morbidities More Common in Black, Hispanic Preemies Morbidities More Common in Black, Hispanic Preemies
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Emirates Plane Quarantined in New York With Sick Passengers - Airline Emirates Plane Quarantined in New York With Sick Passengers - Airline
An Emirates airline flight from Dubai was quarantined at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning after passengers became ill during the flight, the airline and New York news media said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

HHS Will Review Watchdog Group's Call to Halt Sepsis Trial HHS Will Review Watchdog Group's Call to Halt Sepsis Trial
Public Citizen says the trial is flawed and dangerous. A coinvestigator says the study design is well accepted. The federal Office for Human Research Protections says it will review the allegations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Researchers Create First Longitudinal BMI Growth Curves for Preemies Researchers Create First Longitudinal BMI Growth Curves for Preemies
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Safe Sleep for Infants: Reduce Risk With the Right Message Safe Sleep for Infants: Reduce Risk With the Right Message
We've made progress, but we have room for improvement in convincing parents and other caregivers to adopt and follow safe sleep recommendations.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

When Do We Need RCTs, and When Can We Manage Without Them? When Do We Need RCTs, and When Can We Manage Without Them?
A recent debate on Twitter over the use of inferior vena cava filters reinforces the value of conducting randomized controlled trials in medicine, argues Dr Vinay Prasad.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Enhanced ICU Rehab Program Fails to Improve Muscle Strength Enhanced ICU Rehab Program Fails to Improve Muscle Strength
For critically ill ICU patients, adding in-bed leg cycling and electrical stimulation of the quadriceps to standardized early rehabilitation did not improve muscle strength at discharge in a study conducted in France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Physicians' Empathetic Statements Often Buried in Other Information Physicians' Empathetic Statements Often Buried in Other Information
Physicians often respond to family emotional statements during pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) conferences with empathy, but their statements are commonly buried in medical talk, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Surgical Patients With Solid Cancers Fare No Worse in ICU Surgical Patients With Solid Cancers Fare No Worse in ICU
Surgical patients with solid cancer fare just as well in intensive care units as those without cancer, according to Scottish researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Predictive Modeling Highlights Value of Late-Life Healthcare Spending Predictive Modeling Highlights Value of Late-Life Healthcare Spending
Findings from the novel study debunk the common interpretation that healthcare spending in late life is often waste.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

A Negative APRV Trial in ARDS A Negative APRV Trial in ARDS
When should airway pressure release ventilation be used over low-tidal-volume ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome? Results of the latest trials are analyzed here.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Potassium: An Ion With Dangerous Airs and Graces Potassium: An Ion With Dangerous Airs and Graces
A new study demonstrates that both hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia are associated with increased risk of mortality, underscoring the narrow range of a healthy serum potassium concentration.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rivaroxaban Allows Early Discharge of Pulmonary Embolus Patients Rivaroxaban Allows Early Discharge of Pulmonary Embolus Patients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Topiramate for Seizures in Preterm Newborns Linked With Necrotizing Enterocolitis Topiramate for Seizures in Preterm Newborns Linked With Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Out of 10 preterm neonates who received topiramate for seizures, four developed radiographic signs of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), according to researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

ICU Telemedicine Can Reduce Inter-Hospital ICU Transfers ICU Telemedicine Can Reduce Inter-Hospital ICU Transfers
ICU telemedicine significantly reduces inter-hospital ICU transfers between Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Preemies' Survival Affected by Different Factors at 23 Vs 25 Weeks Gestation Preemies' Survival Affected by Different Factors at 23 Vs 25 Weeks Gestation
In Australia, decisions regarding perinatal care, including neonatal care unit (NICU) admission, play a greater role in survival of infants born at 23 weeks gestation than at 24 or 25 weeks, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Successful Transfers From ICU Have a Few Key Features Successful Transfers From ICU Have a Few Key Features
Patients and providers cite the importance of sufficient resources, patient-centered communication strategies, and a collaborative organizational culture as drivers of high-quality ICU transfers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Inappropriate, Omitted Rx Common at Discharge for Older Adults Inappropriate, Omitted Rx Common at Discharge for Older Adults
Four in five older hospitalized adults received at least one potentially inappropriate prescription at discharge, putting them at increased risk for rehospitalization and death, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Mental-health Diagnoses More Common in Children After Injury Hospitalization Mental-health Diagnoses More Common in Children After Injury Hospitalization
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

African-Americans Less Likely to Receive Cardiologist Care During ICU Heart Failure Admissions African-Americans Less Likely to Receive Cardiologist Care During ICU Heart Failure Admissions
African-Americans are less likely than Caucasians to receive cardiologist care during intensive care unit (ICU) admissions for heart failure, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA Rescinds Large Sections of New Stroke Guidelines AHA Rescinds Large Sections of New Stroke Guidelines
In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, the AHA/ASA has rescinded its recently released stroke guidelines, publishing a'correction'in which large parts of the document have been deleted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Tenecteplase: Thrombolytic of Choice in Stroke? Tenecteplase: Thrombolytic of Choice in Stroke?
The EXTEND-IA TNK trial suggesting better outcomes with tenecteplase than alteplase in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke has now been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Chronic Pain Common After ICU Stay, Unrelated to In-hospital Opioids Chronic Pain Common After ICU Stay, Unrelated to In-hospital Opioids
Chronic moderate to severe pain is common in survivors of critical illness and often interferes with daily life, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Oral Drug Increases SMN Protein in Spinal Muscular Atrophy Oral Drug Increases SMN Protein in Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Preliminary results of the FIREFISH study show a 6.5-fold increase in a protein that's diminished in babies with spinal muscular atrophy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Staging System Estimates Time to Kidney Failure in Children New Staging System Estimates Time to Kidney Failure in Children
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Drug Prescriptions in NICUs Vary Widely Drug Prescriptions in NICUs Vary Widely
Prescriptions for at-risk newborns vary widely between neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the Netherlands, particularly for off-label cardiovascular and nervous system use, a study shows - and the findings are likely relevant to the U.S. and other countries.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Neonatal Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Has Long-term Benefits Neonatal Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Has Long-term Benefits
Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity is associated with improved visuomotor, visuoperceptual and visuospatial abilities in adolescence, according to follow-up data from the Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity (CAP) trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Exclusive Enteral Nutrition for Pediatric Crohn's Varies Significantly Worldwide Exclusive Enteral Nutrition for Pediatric Crohn's Varies Significantly Worldwide
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Improves Outcomes in Infant Bronchiolitis High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Improves Outcomes in Infant Bronchiolitis
High-flow oxygen therapy given by nasal cannula to infants with bronchiolitis - a treatment that adds heat, humidity and extra pressure to the oxygen - can cut odds of treatment failure by nearly half compared to standard-flow therapy, according to a new pragmatic study in Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Children Risk Serious Injuries on Golf Carts Children Risk Serious Injuries on Golf Carts
Golf cart crashes involving children can result in serious injuries, a new study confirms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Phthalate Exposure in NICUs Tied to Altered Neurobehavioral Performance in Neonates Phthalate Exposure in NICUs Tied to Altered Neurobehavioral Performance in Neonates
Exposure to phthalates in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) is associated with alterations in attention and social response that could lead to neurobehavioral problems in childhood, researchers in New York City suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Early Trial Finds Dexmedetomidine Cuts Delirium in Critically Ill Early Trial Finds Dexmedetomidine Cuts Delirium in Critically Ill
Low-dose nocturnal dexmedetomidine can reduce the risk of delirium in critically ill patients, according to a new phase 2 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Clinical Presentations and Treatment Implications of Asthma Clinical Presentations and Treatment Implications of Asthma
Dr Aaron Holley comments on a new review of eosinophilic and noneosinophilic asthma.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Delayed Brain Bleeding After Head Trauma May Be Unlikely in Older Patients Delayed Brain Bleeding After Head Trauma May Be Unlikely in Older Patients
Within two weeks after blunt head trauma, few patients age 55 or older show delayed traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), according to an observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Amid Claims of Police Brutality in Kenya, a Watchdog Fails to Bite Amid Claims of Police Brutality in Kenya, a Watchdog Fails to Bite
She was christened Samantha, but her delighted Kenyan parents quickly nicknamed their tiny daughter"Pendo," which in KiSwahili means"Love."Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 27, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

New Guidelines on Otolaryngological Assessment of Scuba Divers New Guidelines on Otolaryngological Assessment of Scuba Divers
New guidelines provide recommendations to otolaryngologists for assessing the fitness of scuba divers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

U.S. Body Brokers Supply World With Torsos, Limbs and Heads U.S. Body Brokers Supply World With Torsos, Limbs and Heads
On July 20, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed Charleston, South Carolina carrying thousands of containers. One of them held a lucrative commodity: body parts from dozens of dead Americans.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: News Source Type: news

High Death, Hospitalization Rates With Chronic Ischemic CV Disease High Death, Hospitalization Rates With Chronic Ischemic CV Disease
Mortality and hospitalization rates at 6 months are high among patients with chronic ischemic cardiovascular disease (CICD), according to initial findings from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) CICD Pilot Registry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CDC Says Influenza Activity as Widespread as 2009 Pandemic CDC Says Influenza Activity as Widespread as 2009 Pandemic
The agency said baby boomers now have the second-highest hospitalization rate, and the pediatric death rate is especially alarming.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Steroids Speed Recovery From Septic Shock; No Survival Benefit Steroids Speed Recovery From Septic Shock; No Survival Benefit
A hydrocortisone infusion does not reduce mortality among septic shock patients undergoing mechanical ventilation, but it does speed recovery when the condition is not fatal, according to an international study of 3,658 patients treated over four years.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Cardiac, Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Liver Transplantation Cardiac, Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Liver Transplantation
This article provides recommendations for the diagnosis and management of cardiac and pulmonary vascular disease in liver transplant candidates.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D Deficiency in Critically Ill Children Vitamin D Deficiency in Critically Ill Children
How prevalent is vitamin D deficiency among pediatric ICU patients -- and in what ways might it impact outcomes among these patients?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk of VTE in Patients by Albuminuria and Estimated GFR Risk of VTE in Patients by Albuminuria and Estimated GFR
What role could albuminuria and eGFR play in assessing for the risk for venous thromboembolism?American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news