Survey Offers Snapshot of Nationwide COVID-19 Discharge Practices Survey Offers Snapshot of Nationwide COVID-19 Discharge Practices
More than one-quarter of sites gave little or no guidance for clinical discharge criteria, while 14% gave very specific detailed algorithms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Torsemide Over Furosemide as First-Line Loop Diuretic for HF Torsemide Over Furosemide as First-Line Loop Diuretic for HF
' One thing we do for no reason is use furosemide rather than torsemide as loop diuretic for patients with heart failure,'said an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 at Fitness Facilities Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 at Fitness Facilities
This cluster of COVID-19 cases originated with a single positive fitness instructor and spread to three facilities, underscoring the high transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 in indoor fitness facilities.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

DHHS: Fully Vaccinated Nebraska Woman Dies of COVID-19 DHHS: Fully Vaccinated Nebraska Woman Dies of COVID-19
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) said in a news release that the woman was in her 80s and had underlying health conditions.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Support for ECMO in COVID-19 Patients With Refractory ARDS Support for ECMO in COVID-19 Patients With Refractory ARDS
COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) appear to have a much lower mortality rate than initial early reports suggested.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Study: Brazilian Variant May Be More Transmissible Study: Brazilian Variant May Be More Transmissible
The study, published in Science, also said the variant called P.1 might be able to evade immunity that people gained after previously being infected with coronavirus.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Most Kids With Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19 in US Fared Well Most Kids With Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19 in US Fared Well
In the first report of outcomes of children with type 1 diabetes and COVID-19 in the US, the majority were cared for at home and did well; among those hospitalized, most had DKA and high A1c.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

US Military Pressed to Act on Wave of Child Injuries in Housing US Military Pressed to Act on Wave of Child Injuries in Housing
Since 2017, at least 18 children have been injured from window falls in Navy and Marine Corps privatized housing, including at least 7 last year, according to Navy data obtained by Reuters through the Freedom of Information Act.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Tranexamic Acid Cuts Postpartum Bleed Risk After C-Section Tranexamic Acid Cuts Postpartum Bleed Risk After C-Section
Pregnant women given tranexamic acid immediately after their cesarean section are 16% less likely to experience postpartum hemorrhage, according to results of the TRAAP2 clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers More Than Others
COVID patients who did not speak English well were 35% more likely to die, data from one Boston hospital show.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Effect of Intubation Timing on Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients Effect of Intubation Timing on Outcomes of COVID-19 Patients
Current guidelines recommend early intubation of critically ill patients with COVID-19, but does the timing lead to better outcomes?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Dapagliflozin, Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease, and Mortality Dapagliflozin, Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease, and Mortality
A report on the effects of the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin on morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease suggests these drugs have potential beyond their original use in T2DM.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID Patients Die on Trolleys Outside Delhi Hospital COVID Patients Die on Trolleys Outside Delhi Hospital
For the second day running, the country's overnight infection total was higher than any day recorded anywhere in the world since the pandemic began last year, at 332,730.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Cellular Therapy Shows Promise for COVID-Related MIS-C in Kids Cellular Therapy Shows Promise for COVID-Related MIS-C in Kids
Two children severely ill with COVID-19-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome showed significant improvement within 24 hours of receiving remestemcel-L, an investigational cellular therapy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Many Postsurgical Hospital Readmissions Preventable Many Postsurgical Hospital Readmissions Preventable
Could improved inpatient and ambulatory care lower the rate?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Novel Treatment Approach in Transthyretin Amyloidosis Novel Treatment Approach in Transthyretin Amyloidosis
A potential new treatment option aimed at clearing amyloid deposits from vital organs has shown promising preliminary results in an initial clinical trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cardiac Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension Secondary to Renal AVM Cardiac Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension Secondary to Renal AVM
Systemic AVM is a rare, but potentially reversible cause of high-output heart failure. This case emphasizes the importance of a detailed workup in a patient with heart failure symptoms.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID Survivors May Need Only One Dose of Vaccine COVID Survivors May Need Only One Dose of Vaccine
People who have recovered from COVID may only need a single dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to generate a sufficient antibody response, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Beta-Blockers May Up Heart Risk for HIV Patients With Hypertension Beta-Blockers May Up Heart Risk for HIV Patients With Hypertension
The use of beta-blockers as a blood pressure treatment could increase the risk of heart disease for HIV patients, according to an analysis of data from the US Veterans Health Administration.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Children's Share of COVID-19 Burden Has Never Been Higher Children's Share of COVID-19 Burden Has Never Been Higher
New cases reported in children were up for the fourth time in 5 weeks, rising from 73,000 to over 88,000 for the week of April 9-15.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

No Improvement in Outcomes With Sepsis Performance Measure No Improvement in Outcomes With Sepsis Performance Measure
The Medicare Sepsis Performance Measure (SEP-1) has not led to meaningful improvement in clinical outcomes of sepsis patients, according to a new analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Serum Uric Acid Levels Tied to Hip Fracture Risks in Older People Serum Uric Acid Levels Tied to Hip Fracture Risks in Older People
Increased levels of uric acid may signal a higher risk of hip fracture, according to a large population-based cohort study by researchers in Europe.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

' You Can't Clone Us': Polish Docs Need Help as COVID Deaths Spike'You Can't Clone Us': Polish Docs Need Help as COVID Deaths Spike
As COVID-related deaths in Poland surpass 800 a day and the country hits a European record for excess deaths, epidemiologists have pointed to a major medical personnel shortage as one of the culprits.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Researchers Detail More Cases of Clots Tied to COVID Vaccines Researchers Detail More Cases of Clots Tied to COVID Vaccines
New evidence emerged tying vaccines for COVID-19 to extremely rare cases of people who develop blood clots and low platelets within weeks of being vaccinated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Low Risk of Brain Bleed in Older People on DOAC Therapy Low Risk of Brain Bleed in Older People on DOAC Therapy
There is a low risk of delayed intracranial hemorrhage in older patients on direct oral anticoagulant therapy who fall and hit their head, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19-Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis COVID-19-Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis
A new report provides insight into the incidence of pulmonary aspergillosis among COVID-19 patients.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis Patients Sudden Cardiac Death in Dialysis Patients
What factors may contribute to sudden cardiac death in in end-stage kidney disease patients receiving dialysis -- and what strategies may help prevent these events?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Emergencies in Patients With Diabetes COVID-19 and Emergencies in Patients With Diabetes
Diabetic emergencies like diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state can be precipitated in patients with COVID-19, highlighting the need for close monitoring of these patients.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Research Priorities for COVID-19 in Critical Illness Research Priorities for COVID-19 in Critical Illness
COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, and knowledge gaps remain. What are the top priorities for future research?Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Pulmonary Pathology of COVID-19 Following Severe Disease Pulmonary Pathology of COVID-19 Following Severe Disease
This retrospective case series details histologic lung pathology in the aftermath of severe COVID-19 managed with prolonged mechanical ventilation.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine and Guillain-barre Syndrome COVID-19 Vaccine and Guillain-barre Syndrome
In this commentary, the authors warn against jumping to conclusions regarding an association of COVID-19 vaccines with Guillain-Barre syndrome, even if sporadic cases of GBS emerge.Brain (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA: Time to Move Away From Using Decontaminated Respirators FDA: Time to Move Away From Using Decontaminated Respirators
Domestic supplies for new respirators have increased, so the decontaminated disposable versions should be used only when new ones aren't available.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Could Change Healthcare How COVID-19 Could Change Healthcare
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Lloyd B. Minor, MD, Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine, about the influence of COVID-19 and technology on the future of health care.WebMD (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Transplant Saves Selected Patients With Irreversible COVID-19 Lung Disease Transplant Saves Selected Patients With Irreversible COVID-19 Lung Disease
Double lung transplants are the only known way to save the lives of people with acute respiratory distress syndrome and irreversible lung damage from COVID-19, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Peripheral Lymphocyte Counts and Mortality Risk in COVID-19 Peripheral Lymphocyte Counts and Mortality Risk in COVID-19
Is there a link between peripheral lymphocyte counts and the mortality risk of COVID-19 inpatients?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

High-Flow Nasal Oxygen in COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Failure High-Flow Nasal Oxygen in COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Failure
Might the use of high-flow nasal oxygen in COVD-19 patients with acute respiratory failure help improve outcomes?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Canada's Hospitals Deploy Artificial Lungs, Scramble for Staff as COVID-19 Hits Younger Patients Canada's Hospitals Deploy Artificial Lungs, Scramble for Staff as COVID-19 Hits Younger Patients
Younger Canadians are bearing the brunt of the nation's latest COVID-19 surge, creating growing demand for artificial lungs and a struggle to maintain staffing in critical care units as hospitals make last-ditch efforts to save patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vitamin D, Calcium, and Implications for Cardiovascular Health Vitamin D, Calcium, and Implications for Cardiovascular Health
Should vitamin D and calcium supplementation be recommended for cardiovascular health? This paper reviews currently available evidence to provide updated recommendations.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sick Kids on Medicaid Need Easy Access to Out-of-State Hospitals Sick Kids on Medicaid Need Easy Access to Out-of-State Hospitals
Many state Medicaid programs pay out-of-state providers much less than in-state facilities, often making it hard for families with medically complex children to get the care they seek.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Increased Rates of Organ Damage Among COVID-19 Patients After Hospital Discharge Increased Rates of Organ Damage Among COVID-19 Patients After Hospital Discharge
Patients hospitalized with a SARS-CoV-2 infection appear to have higher rates of organ damage in the months following discharge compared to patients hospitalized for other reasons, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

France Sees Biggest Jump in COVID-19 Intensive Care Patients in Months France Sees Biggest Jump in COVID-19 Intensive Care Patients in Months
France reported on Friday that 5254 people were in intensive care units with COVID-19, an increase of 145 people in one day and the highest daily increase in 5 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Joins Europe, Merck in Recommending Against Ivermectin for COVID-19 WHO Joins Europe, Merck in Recommending Against Ivermectin for COVID-19
The World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended against using generic anti-parasite drug ivermectin in patients with COVID-19 except for clinical trials, because of a lack of data demonstrating its benefits.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Drops Among Americans, New Survey Shows COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Drops Among Americans, New Survey Shows
A nationwide poll released by KFF also revealed which arguments are most compelling to persuade people to get a shot — and which ones are unlikely to work.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sj ögren Syndrome-associated ILD Treated With Immunosuppression Sj ögren Syndrome-associated ILD Treated With Immunosuppression
The case of a 39-year-old woman with Sj ögren syndrome and clinically relevant pulmonary involvement.HSS Grand Rounds Complex Cases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Rheumatology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Humanigen Says Drug Improves Ventilator-Free Survival in COVID-19 Patients Humanigen Says Drug Improves Ventilator-Free Survival in COVID-19 Patients
Humanigen said on Monday its experimental COVID-19 drug met the main goal of improved survival without the need for mechanical ventilation in hospitalized patients in a late-stage trial, sending its shares soaring 60% before the opening bell.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctors Issue Warning Over Rise in French COVID-19 Intensive Care Patients Doctors Issue Warning Over Rise in French COVID-19 Intensive Care Patients
The number of COVID-19 patients in France's intensive care units has risen to a new high for this year, health ministry data showed on Sunday, as doctors warned a third wave of infections could soon overwhelm hospitals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pathological Evidence for SARS-CoV-2 as a Cause of Myocarditis Pathological Evidence for SARS-CoV-2 as a Cause of Myocarditis
Is myocarditis an important cause of myocardial injury in patients with COVID-19? This review suggests that COVID-19-induced myocarditis is an uncommon phenomenon.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Serum 25(OH)D Level and COVID-19 Stage and Mortality Serum 25(OH)D Level and COVID-19 Stage and Mortality
This study revealed that nearly 60% of patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 are vitamin D deficient, and deficiency was independently associated with mortality.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Radiological Case: Rib Osteochondromas Mimicking Lung Nodules Radiological Case: Rib Osteochondromas Mimicking Lung Nodules
What was the cause of intermittent right-sided chest pain in this 12-year-old with known hereditary exostoses?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mitigation Measures, Testing, and Contact Tracing in the NFL Mitigation Measures, Testing, and Contact Tracing in the NFL
What lessons can be learned from the National Football League's COVID-19 successful testing and contact tracing protocols?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news