China Pushes for Cheaper Health Insurance Products to Battle Virus - Sources China Pushes for Cheaper Health Insurance Products to Battle Virus - Sources
China is nudging insurers to work on cheaper medical cover linked to the coronavirus and is assuring them of fast-track approval for these new products, people with knowledge of the matter said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Hunt on for'Patient Zero' Who Spread Coronavirus Globally From Singapore Hunt on for'Patient Zero' Who Spread Coronavirus Globally From Singapore
As lion dancers snaked between conference room tables laden with plastic bottles, pens, notebooks and laptops, some staff from British gas analytics firm Servomex snapped photos of the performance meant to bring good luck and fortune.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Ozone Pollution in Cities Linked to Premature Death Ozone Pollution in Cities Linked to Premature Death
People who live in cities where the air is polluted by factories and traffic fumes may not live as long as they would have with cleaner air, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Air Pollution Crossing U.S. State Lines, Causing Premature Deaths Air Pollution Crossing U.S. State Lines, Causing Premature Deaths
A study 11 years in the making has found that half of premature deaths related to air pollution in U.S. states are caused by pollution that originated from another state, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

U.S. Health Officials Await Invite to Assist With Coronavirus in China U.S. Health Officials Await Invite to Assist With Coronavirus in China
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday it had not yet been invited to send experts to China to assist with the investigation of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,100 people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

China's New Coronavirus Cases Drop, World Still Scared China's New Coronavirus Cases Drop, World Still Scared
China reported on Wednesday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser for the outbreak in the country to end by April - but fears of further international spread remained.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Spaniards Repatriated From China to Be Discharged, No Virus Found Spaniards Repatriated From China to Be Discharged, No Virus Found
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

U.S. Citizen Died From Coronavirus in China's Wuhan U.S. Citizen Died From Coronavirus in China's Wuhan
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Lifesaving Organs for Transplant Go Missing in Transit How Lifesaving Organs for Transplant Go Missing in Transit
Scores of organs -- mostly kidneys -- are trashed each year, and many more become critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners, a new investigation finds.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Symptom-Free Orthostatic Hypotension Not Tied to Extra Risks With Intensive BP Treatment Symptom-Free Orthostatic Hypotension Not Tied to Extra Risks With Intensive BP Treatment
Non-symptomatic orthostatic hypotension found in the context of blood pressure treatment is not associated with higher risk of cardiovascular events, falls, or syncope, according to an analysis of the SPRINT randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

WHO Says Too Early to Say Coronavirus Peaking in China WHO Says Too Early to Say Coronavirus Peaking in China
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was too early to say that China's coronavirus outbreak was peaking, but noted that the country had recorded its first day of a drop in the number of new infections.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 8, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Data Suggests Virus Infections Under-Reported, Exaggerating Fatality Rate Data Suggests Virus Infections Under-Reported, Exaggerating Fatality Rate
Fatalities from the coronavirus epidemic are overwhelmingly concentrated in central China's Wuhan city, which accounts for over 73% of deaths despite having only one-third the number of confirmed infections.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NICU Stay Associated With Later Mental-Health Problems NICU Stay Associated With Later Mental-Health Problems
Spending time in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) is associated with an increased risk of psychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence, according to a new population-based study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

New Human Coronavirus Closely Related to Bat-Derived Coronaviruses New Human Coronavirus Closely Related to Bat-Derived Coronaviruses
The new human coronavirus responsible for the current outbreak is closely related to two bat-derived coronaviruses and distinct from the coronaviruses responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chinese Cerebral Palsy Victim Dies After Caretaker Quarantined for Virus Chinese Cerebral Palsy Victim Dies After Caretaker Quarantined for Virus
Chinese authorities removed two officials in Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, over the death of a cerebral palsy patient whose father and sole caretaker was taken into quarantine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

WHO Chief Says Widespread Travel Bans Not Needed to Beat China Virus WHO Chief Says Widespread Travel Bans Not Needed to Beat China Virus
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday there was no need for measures that"unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade" in trying to halt the spread of a coronavirus that has killed 361 people in China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Man Fights to Get Family Out of China Amid Outbreak Man Fights to Get Family Out of China Amid Outbreak
He's usually private and quiet, but in the last few weeks, trying desperately to get his wife and two young children flown home from Wuhan, China, he can only be described as a dog with a bone.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gilead Working With China to Test Ebola Drug as New Coronavirus Treatment Gilead Working With China to Test Ebola Drug as New Coronavirus Treatment
Gilead Sciences Inc said on Friday it provided its experimental Ebola therapy for use in a small number of patients with the coronavirus that has killed over 200 so far in China and is working with the country's authorities to set up a study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Multimorbidity Score Better Than Charlson Comorbidity Index? New Multimorbidity Score Better Than Charlson Comorbidity Index?
The Cambridge Multimorbidity Score outperformed the currently used Charlson Comorbidity Index, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

VERDICT: High Diagnostic Accuracy for Coronary CT in NSTEACS VERDICT: High Diagnostic Accuracy for Coronary CT in NSTEACS
The findings are an important step forward, as early studies suggested the accuracy of coronary CT would plummet in high-risk patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Early Season Pediatric Influenza B/Victoria Virus Infections Early Season Pediatric Influenza B/Victoria Virus Infections
For the first time in over 25 years, surveillance shows that influenza B is the predominant circulating influenza virus in the U.S. in the current 2019-20 season.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Preventing and Reducing Delirium and Post-ICU Syndrome Preventing and Reducing Delirium and Post-ICU Syndrome
Delirium and post-ICU syndrome can have significant impacts on critically ill patients. What strategies may help prevent and reduce these conditions?Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Quality-Improvement Effort May Up Survival of Very Preterm Infants Quality-Improvement Effort May Up Survival of Very Preterm Infants
An ongoing quality-improvement program may have helped to boost survival of very preterm neonates by 25%, according to Canadian researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Nurse in Germany Charged With Attempted Killing of Five Babies Nurse in Germany Charged With Attempted Killing of Five Babies
Authorities in southwestern Germany detained an intensive care nurse on Wednesday, suspecting that she had attempted to kill five newborn babies in her charge with morphine, police in the city of Ulm said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

China Virus Cases Surpass SARS as Big Economic Hit Looms China Virus Cases Surpass SARS as Big Economic Hit Looms
Infections from China's coronavirus spread to more than 8,100 people globally on Thursday, surpassing the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic's total in a fast-spreading health crisis forecast to pummel the world's second-largest economy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Calprotectin for Discrimination of Septic Arthritis Calprotectin for Discrimination of Septic Arthritis
Synovial fluid calprotectin could be a helpful biomarker for differentiating septic arthritis from other inflammatory joint diseases.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

' I'm in an Apocalypse:' American Student Trapped in Coronavirus-Hit Chinese City'I'm in an Apocalypse:' American Student Trapped in Coronavirus-Hit Chinese City
For almost a week, 21-year-old American-born college student Nicholas Schneider has been trying and failing to find a way out of Wuhan, China, the quarantined city at the heart of a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Turkey to Evacuate Citizens From China's Wuhan Over Virus Outbreak -NTV Turkey to Evacuate Citizens From China's Wuhan Over Virus Outbreak -NTV
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Risk in US From 2019-nCoV Remains Low, CDC Says Risk in US From 2019-nCoV Remains Low, CDC Says
The immediate health risk of the virus to the general American public is still considered low.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

2019-nCoV: Just a Stop on the Zoonotic Highway 2019-nCoV: Just a Stop on the Zoonotic Highway
The history of recent zoonotic viral outbreaks informs the current Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Four Co-Workers in Germany Contract Coronavirus After Chinese Colleague Visits Four Co-Workers in Germany Contract Coronavirus After Chinese Colleague Visits
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Countries Evacuating Nationals From China Virus Areas Countries Evacuating Nationals From China Virus Areas
Countries around the world are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and private citizens from Chinese areas hit by the new coronavirus, which is spreading quickly.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Echoes of SARS Mark 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Echoes of SARS Mark 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
Chinese investigators caution that the current coronavirus has a clinical presentation resembling the SARS coronavirus from 2002. The CDC reports that five cases in the US have been confirmed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

LVAD Outcomes Similar With Bridging Vs Destination Therapy LVAD Outcomes Similar With Bridging Vs Destination Therapy
The clinical outcomes of treatment with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) are similar whether or not patients are heart transplant candidates, according to findings from the MOMENTUM 3 randomized clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Risk Low in US, HHS Says Coronavirus Risk Low in US, HHS Says
"Right now, there is no spread of this virus in our communities here at home" stressed CDC director Robert Redfield. HHS Sec. Alex Azar defended the decision not to declare a public health emergency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Can the New Coronavirus Be Stopped? Can the New Coronavirus Be Stopped?
Researchers are asking how widespread the illness could become.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

China Building 1,000-Bed Hospital Over the Weekend to Treat Coronavirus China Building 1,000-Bed Hospital Over the Weekend to Treat Coronavirus
The Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus, mobilizing machinery to get it ready by early next week, state media said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Fidaxomicin for C difficile in Children FDA OKs Fidaxomicin for C difficile in Children
The macrolide antibacterial is now approved in oral suspension and tablets for treatment of Clostridioides difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) in children aged 6 months and older.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

GI-Bleeding Prophylaxis Benefits Higher-Risk Critically Ill Patients GI-Bleeding Prophylaxis Benefits Higher-Risk Critically Ill Patients
Prophylaxis with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) or histamine-2-receptor antagonists (H2RAs) significantly reduces gastrointestinal bleeding in higher-risk critically ill patients, but not in patients at low risk of bleeding, according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Nasal and Skin Decolonization Safely Replaces Contact Precautions for MRSA-Colonized Patients Nasal and Skin Decolonization Safely Replaces Contact Precautions for MRSA-Colonized Patients
Nasal and skin decolonization safely and less expensively replaced contact precautions for patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at one U.S. hospital network, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Flags Cyber Threat With GE Healthcare Stations, Servers FDA Flags Cyber Threat With GE Healthcare Stations, Servers
Hackers could remotely take control of the devices to silence alarms, generate false alarms, or interfere with functionality of patient monitors connected to these devices.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Vitamin Cocktail for Sepsis Fails; PPI for Stress Ulcer Prevention May Be Risky: ICU Studies Vitamin Cocktail for Sepsis Fails; PPI for Stress Ulcer Prevention May Be Risky: ICU Studies
A major new study of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with septic shock failed to find a benefit of giving an intravenous cocktail of vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine, relative to hydrocortisone alone.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Independent NPs and PAs: A Doc's View Independent NPs and PAs: A Doc's View
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants increasingly manage patient care independently. While professional physician organizations cry foul, this doctor is not alarmed.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Thailand Finds Second Case of New Chinese Virus, Says No Outbreak Thailand Finds Second Case of New Chinese Virus, Says No Outbreak
Thailand has found a second case of a new Chinese coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, as they ramped up checks on Chinese visitors, nearly a million of whom are expected for Lunar New Year holidays next week.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Entering the TWILIGHT Zone of DAPT Duration Entering the TWILIGHT Zone of DAPT Duration
Experts from the Mayo Clinic discuss the impact of TWILIGHT, a comparison of ticagrelor monotherapy vs dual-antiplatelet therapy in post-PCI patients.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: Cardiac Abnormalities After Aortic Valve Replacement ECG Challenge: Cardiac Abnormalities After Aortic Valve Replacement
At a routine follow-up after an aortic valve replacement, a 56-year-old woman complains of fatigue and chest discomfort. What does her ECG show?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Thailand on High Alert for China Virus Ahead of Lunar Near Year Thailand on High Alert for China Virus Ahead of Lunar Near Year
Thai health officials are stepping up monitoring and inspection at its airports for the new mystery virus from China ahead of Lunar New Year, when Chinese visitors flock to the Southeast Asian country, a health official said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Chinese Woman With Mystery Virus Quarantined in Thailand Chinese Woman With Mystery Virus Quarantined in Thailand
A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus, authorities said on Monday, the first time it has been detected outside China.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

First Appropriate-Use Criteria for Imaging in Congenital HD First Appropriate-Use Criteria for Imaging in Congenital HD
Developed jointly by multiple societies, the appropriate-use criteria provide clinical guidance on cardiac imaging modalities in the follow-up of children and adults with congenital heart disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

REBOA May Be Helpful for Some Trauma Patients With Massive Bleeding REBOA May Be Helpful for Some Trauma Patients With Massive Bleeding
Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) may be helpful in certain patients with traumatic hemorrhagic shock and impending traumatic cardiac arrest (ITCA), according to an international group of researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 9, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news