Systemic and Structural Racism Present in US Neonatal Intensive Care Units Systemic and Structural Racism Present in US Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Quality of care across and within neonatal intensive-care units in the US varies by race and ethnicity, according to a new study that points to systemic and structural racism starting at birth.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

P2Y12 Inhibitors+Aspirin vs. Aspirin Alone in Minor Stroke P2Y12 Inhibitors+Aspirin vs. Aspirin Alone in Minor Stroke
This review compared the effectiveness and safety of DAPT therapy with P2Y12 inhibitors and aspirin versus aspirin monotherapy in patients with mild ischemic stroke or high-risk TIA.Stroke (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for COVID-19 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for COVID-19
Is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation an effective strategy for critically ill COVID-19 patients? In which patients should it be considered?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin-C Induced Hyperglycemia in a Dialysis Patient Vitamin-C Induced Hyperglycemia in a Dialysis Patient
High-dose vitamin C is increasingly used for sepsis and recently for treating COVID-19, but the adverse effects of this treatment in vulnerable patients may be underreported, as seen in this case.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Farewell CKMB: ESC Study Group on Cardiac Biomarkers Farewell CKMB: ESC Study Group on Cardiac Biomarkers
The ESC Biomarker Study Group of the Association for Acute Cardiovascular Care explains why CKMB should be eliminated as a biomarker for evaluating patients with cardiovascular disease.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Geriatric Rehabilitation Services in the Face of the Pandemic Geriatric Rehabilitation Services in the Face of the Pandemic
In this commentary, the authors describe a COVID rehabilitation paradox: geriatric rehabilitation is needed now more than ever, but the COVID-19 pandemic has depleted the resources needed.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Updated Recommendations for Use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Updated Recommendations for Use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
ACIP has reaffirmed its interim recommendation for use of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, with an included warning that rare clotting events might occur after vaccination among women aged 18-49 years.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

What's the Chance That COVID-19 Vaccines Are Gene Therapy?'Zero'What's the Chance That COVID-19 Vaccines Are Gene Therapy?'Zero '
Much of the misinformation surrounding vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna involve fear that they will alter our genes. But the science shows there is"zero" chance of that happening.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Israel in Talks With Pharma Companies About COVID Booster Jab Israel in Talks With Pharma Companies About COVID Booster Jab
Israel is discussing COVID-19 booster shots with drug companies, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said, as the country grapples with an outbreak of the fast-spreading Delta variant.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Warns Against People Mixing and Matching COVID Vaccines WHO Warns Against People Mixing and Matching COVID Vaccines
The WHO's chief scientist advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a'dangerous trend'since more data is needed about the health impact.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Italy Approves GSK-Vir Antibody to Treat COVID-19 Italy Approves GSK-Vir Antibody to Treat COVID-19
Italy approved the temporary distribution of a coronavirus antibody treatment by Britain's GlaxoSmithKline and US company Vir Biotechnology, the health ministry said in a statement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Early Heparin Treatment Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality Early Heparin Treatment Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality
Early treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin significantly reduces death in COVID patients, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AI-Driven ECG for COVID-19 Rule-Out Has Mobile Potential AI-Driven ECG for COVID-19 Rule-Out Has Mobile Potential
The negative predictive value was 99% for ECGs assembled from patients around the world with a COVID-19 prevalence of 5%. It was still 90% when the simulated prevalence was raised to pandemic levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Low Testosterone Linked to Worse COVID Outcome Low Testosterone Linked to Worse COVID Outcome
Hypogonadism present at hospital admission for COVID-19 is independently associated with poor outcome, finds a new study from Italy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Concerns of Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns of Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A better understanding of the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on older adults could have important public health implications.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Lead Sinovac Vaccine Scientist in Indonesia Dies of Suspected COVID-19, Media Say Lead Sinovac Vaccine Scientist in Indonesia Dies of Suspected COVID-19, Media Say
The lead scientist on China's Sinovac vaccine trials in Indonesia died of suspected COVID-19 on Wednesday, Indonesian media said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Convalescent vs Standard Plasma in COVID-19 Patients Convalescent vs Standard Plasma in COVID-19 Patients
How does convalescent plasma compare with standard plasma in the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients?Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Stress May Turn Hair Gray, but Calm May Reverse It Stress May Turn Hair Gray, but Calm May Reverse It
The theory that stress can turn a person's hair gray is difficult to prove, but a new way of measuring has researchers reasoning that the process can be slowed or even temporarily reversed.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Pediatric ICU Nurses' Perceptions of Workload Burden Pediatric ICU Nurses' Perceptions of Workload Burden
A survey of pediatric ICU nurses provides insight into their perceptions regarding the burden of their workload.American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Early Respiratory Support Strategies in Critical COVID-19 Early Respiratory Support Strategies in Critical COVID-19
What are the optimal initial respiratory support strategies for critically ill COVID-19 patients?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Effectiveness and Renal Safety of TAF in Chronic HBV Effectiveness and Renal Safety of TAF in Chronic HBV
How does the renal safety of tenofovir alafenamide fumarate compare to that of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in a real-world clinical setting? Can switching from TDF to TAF reverse renal impairment?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Matters to Critically Ill Patients and Their Families What Matters to Critically Ill Patients and Their Families
Which aspects of ICU care do critically ill patients and their families most value?American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Nearly All COVID Deaths in US Are Now Among Unvaccinated Nearly All COVID Deaths in US Are Now Among Unvaccinated
Only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people. That translates to about 0.8%, or five deaths per day on average.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

No Benefit to Therapeutic Oral Anticoagulation in COVID-19 Hospitalizations No Benefit to Therapeutic Oral Anticoagulation in COVID-19 Hospitalizations
In patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and elevated D-dimer concentrations, therapeutic dosing of oral anticoagulants did not improve outcomes compared with prophylactic anticoagulation, and it also increased bleeding, a large trial found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dyspnea Management for Hospitalized Patients at End-of-Life Dyspnea Management for Hospitalized Patients at End-of-Life
The experience of three palliative care teams provides insight into the strategies used for end-of-life dyspnea management in critically ill COVID-19 patients.Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Understanding Noninvasive Ventilation Understanding Noninvasive Ventilation
Learn more about the different types of noninvasive ventilation and the safe and effective delivery of oxygen therapy.American Nurse Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Relationship Between VAP and Mortality in COVID-19 Patients Relationship Between VAP and Mortality in COVID-19 Patients
A new analysis explores the possible relationship between ventilator-associated pneumonia and mortality risk among critically ill COVID-19 patients.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

More Than 300 Heart Inflammation Cases Reported After Vaccination, CDC Says More Than 300 Heart Inflammation Cases Reported After Vaccination, CDC Says
Although still very rare, the CDC reports hundreds of cases of heart inflammation after COVID vaccination. That's out of more than 20 million teens and young adults who've been vaccinated.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In Alleged Money Grab, Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers In Alleged Money Grab, Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers
HCA charges patients an"activation fee" of up to $50,000 for trauma teams at centers located in half its 179 hospitals — and they often don't need trauma care, an analysis of insurance claims data shows.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Reversal Agents Curb DOAC-related Bleeding but Deaths Still High Reversal Agents Curb DOAC-related Bleeding but Deaths Still High
The meta-analysis of more than 4000 patients also showed thrombotic events were more frequent with andexanet than with 4PCC or idarucizumab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cannabis Abuse and Complications After Spine Surgery Cannabis Abuse and Complications After Spine Surgery
Are spine surgery patients with a history of cannabis abuse at a greater risk for perioperative adverse events?Spine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Noninvasive Ventilation Tied to Higher Mortality Than CPAP in COVID-19 Pneumonia Noninvasive Ventilation Tied to Higher Mortality Than CPAP in COVID-19 Pneumonia
Compared with continuous positive airway pressure, use of noninvasive ventilation to treat acute respiratory failure secondary to COVID-19 pneumonia is tied to higher mortality, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Simple Risk Assessment Predicts Post-PCI Ischemic Events Simple Risk Assessment Predicts Post-PCI Ischemic Events
Determining if PCI patients have just one or more guideline-based risk features predicts their odds of ischemic events, and can be used to tailor antiplatelet therapy, suggests a real-world analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Buprenorphine: More Is Needed to Ensure Patients Have Access Buprenorphine: More Is Needed to Ensure Patients Have Access
Patients have few, if any, options for connecting with outpatient providers who can continue this effective therapy.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Aspirin Does Not Improve Survival in COVID-19 Patients: UK Study Aspirin Does Not Improve Survival in COVID-19 Patients: UK Study
Aspirin does not improve the chances of survival in severely ill COVID-19 patients, early results from one of Britain's biggest trials studying the commonly used painkiller and blood thinner showed on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US  Authorizes Lower Dose of Regeneron's COVID-19 Antibody Therapy US  Authorizes Lower Dose of Regeneron's COVID-19 Antibody Therapy
Regeneron said on Friday the US health regulator updated the emergency use authorization for its cocktail of two antibodies to treat COVID-19, allowing its use at half the originally authorized dose.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer's Drug FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer's Drug
Disregarding the recommendation from its advisory panel, the FDA has approved the controversial anti-amyloid aducanumab for Alzheimer's disease.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Is the Risk of CVD Increased in Living Kidney Donors? Is the Risk of CVD Increased in Living Kidney Donors?
A new study examines the question of whether living kidney donors are at a greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease.American Journal of Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Transplantation Journal Article Source Type: news

Avoid Excess Oxygen in Mechanically Ventilated Patients? Avoid Excess Oxygen in Mechanically Ventilated Patients?
Conservative oxygen therapy may be beneficial in those vulnerable to hyperoxia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

The Vitamin D –COVID Question: Is the Answer in Our Genes? The Vitamin D –COVID Question: Is the Answer in Our Genes?
A Mendelian randomization study attempts to answer the question of whether there is a causal link between vitamin D levels and COVID-19 incidence or severity. Dr F. Perry Wilson breaks down the study.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Meds in HF: Tips on Therapy With the'Four Pillars of Survival'Meds in HF: Tips on Therapy With the'Four Pillars of Survival '
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Magic 8 Ball Magic 8 Ball
The fortune-telling Magic 8 Ball offers commentary on Mark Crislip's use of antibiotics in his patient.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Blog Source Type: news

Cognitive Impairment and Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in COVID-19 Cognitive Impairment and Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in COVID-19
Using neuropsychological testing and functional imaging, this study aimed to comprehensively characterize the neurological sequelae of COVID-19.Brain (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Responding to the Community Within the COVID-19 Pandemic Responding to the Community Within the COVID-19 Pandemic
The authors present a collaborative framework used to mobilize community engagement to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic minority groups.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 and Stroke Characteristics SARS-CoV-2 and Stroke Characteristics
This multinational observational study aimed to comprehensively present the characteristics and stroke subtypes of stroke in SARS-CoV-2-infected patients.Stroke (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

What We Know About the Origins of COVID-19 What We Know About the Origins of COVID-19
Scientists are revisiting a central mystery of COVID-19: Where, when and how did the virus that causes the disease originate?Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 29, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Can Bitter Taste Perception Predict COVID Outcomes? Can Bitter Taste Perception Predict COVID Outcomes?
A study suggesting that perception of bitter taste can predict COVID outcomes might just be crazy enough to be true, but there are a few things about the study to worry about, says F. Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

CRP Level May Help Guide Use of Tocilizumab in COVID Pneumonia CRP Level May Help Guide Use of Tocilizumab in COVID Pneumonia
It's worth considering tocilizumab in patients with moderate-to-severe COVID-19-associated pneumonia and high CRP levels, according to follow-up data from a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Do You Trust the CDC and FDA? Do You Trust the CDC and FDA?
Recent CDC guidance on COVID-19 has been widely misinterpreted and caused confusion, and the FDA's decisions during the pandemic have been critiqued.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Tool Could Help Triage COVID-19 Patients in the ED Artificial Intelligence Tool Could Help Triage COVID-19 Patients in the ED
A new artificial intelligence tool predicted with up to 80% accuracy which COVID-19 patients would deteriorate within 96 hours, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news