Clinical Characteristics of Ratborne Seoul Hantavirus Clinical Characteristics of Ratborne Seoul Hantavirus
Are you aware of the clinical and laboratory characteristics of this zoonotic disease?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Renal Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis and Management Renal Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis and Management
This brief paper summarizes key points in the diagnosis and management of renal cell carcinoma.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Standardized Morphine Infusions for Use in Children Standardized Morphine Infusions for Use in Children
This study investigated the feasibility and safety of quality assured, standardized concentrations of pediatric nurse/patient-controlled morphine infusions, supplied as pre-filled syringes.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Standardized Classification, Reporting of Glomerulonephritis Standardized Classification, Reporting of Glomerulonephritis
A more standardized approach to the classification and reporting of glomerulonephritis will help nephrologists better evaluate, treat, and manage these patients.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Common Simple Tests for Dehydration Don't Work for Older Care-Home Residents Common Simple Tests for Dehydration Don't Work for Older Care-Home Residents
Looking at someone's eyes, skin, the inside of their mouth, or asking them if they're thirsty, tired, or have a headache, doesn't reveal dehydration in older people living in care homes, according to new research from the U.K.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Difficulty Managing a Patient's Airway? Bougie Tips and More Difficulty Managing a Patient's Airway? Bougie Tips and More
Dr Amy Faith Ho demonstrates four important, if uncommon, intubation techniques, with visual aids.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Babies May Get Better Hospital Care When Parents Say Thanks Babies May Get Better Hospital Care When Parents Say Thanks
Critically ill infants may receive better care in the hospital when their parents take the time to thank doctors and nurses than when families don't express any gratitude, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Ramelteon and Combination Haloperidol/Lorazepam May Curb Delirium Ramelteon and Combination Haloperidol/Lorazepam May Curb Delirium
For delirium, haloperidol plus lorazepam may be the best treatment and ramelteon, the best preventive medication, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mumps, Other Outbreaks Force U.S. Detention Centers to Quarantine Over 2,000 Migrants Mumps, Other Outbreaks Force U.S. Detention Centers to Quarantine Over 2,000 Migrants
Christian Mejia thought he had a shot at getting out of immigration detention in rural Louisiana after he found a lawyer to help him seek asylum.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mode of Conception and Outcomes in Preterm Infants Mode of Conception and Outcomes in Preterm Infants
Does assisted conception have an impact on neonatal morbidity and mortality or neurodevelopment in infants born preterm?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Death by Error: Where's the Justice? Death by Error: Where's the Justice?
After a physician trainee is convicted for a patient's death, another physician recalls her own fatal error. (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Medscape Today Commentary Source Type: news

New Wireless Monitors Will Let Parents Cuddle Fragile Newborns New Wireless Monitors Will Let Parents Cuddle Fragile Newborns
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Low Birth Weight Tied to Altered Eye Anatomy in Adulthood Low Birth Weight Tied to Altered Eye Anatomy in Adulthood
Low birth weight appears to increase the chances of having thinner central cornea and other ocular anomalies in adulthood, according to a new study from Germany.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Benefits of Transfer to ICU May Increase With Age, Illness Severity Benefits of Transfer to ICU May Increase With Age, Illness Severity
Transfer to an intensive care unit (ICU) may yield greater benefits with increasing age and increasing severity of illness, according to researchers who used an updated mathematical technique in their modeling.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Less Retinopathy of Prematurity Seen With Biphasic Oxygen Targets Less Retinopathy of Prematurity Seen With Biphasic Oxygen Targets
In prematurely-born infants, compared to static oxygen standards, biphasic oxygen targets are associated with reduced rates of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), without increased mortality, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

i-DEF Trial Keeps Hope Alive for Deferoxamine in Brain Bleeds i-DEF Trial Keeps Hope Alive for Deferoxamine in Brain Bleeds
The iron chelator was promising enough in a phase 2 futility design trial to have investigators looking ahead to further trials in intracranial hemorrhage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Burdens of Invasive MSSA and MRSA Disease Burdens of Invasive MSSA and MRSA Disease
What have we learned about the burdens and mortality rates of invasive MSSA and MRSA infections?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

How Do You Handle Tough Conversations With Your Patients? How Do You Handle Tough Conversations With Your Patients?
Although many physicians believe it is their duty to talk about prognosis and life expectancy, many patients don't want to have that discussion.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sepsis News Tops Critical Care Meeting Agenda Sepsis News Tops Critical Care Meeting Agenda
Sepsis will be in the spotlight at the upcoming Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress, with research presentations, discussions, and debates on the management and treatment of affected patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Another ICU Intervention That May Not Work as Advertised Another ICU Intervention That May Not Work as Advertised
Dr Aaron Holley on the continued debate over whether PPIs truly limit GI bleeding in this setting.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Opioid-Related Deaths Up Threefold in Children Opioid-Related Deaths Up Threefold in Children
Almost 9000 children and adolescents died of opioid poisoning over a recent 18-year period, a new report shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Optimal Oxygen Use Differs for Preterm, Term Newborn Resuscitation Optimal Oxygen Use Differs for Preterm, Term Newborn Resuscitation
Room-air resuscitation reduces short-term mortality in term newborns compared with pure oxygen, while the optimal oxygen concentration for preterm newborn resuscitation remains unclear, according to two systematic reviews.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Noninfectious Pneumonia Tied to Ustekinumab Use Noninfectious Pneumonia Tied to Ustekinumab Use
Treatment with ustekinumab (Stelara, Janssen Biotech) may be associated with noninfectious pneumonia, according to a report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Trump Signs Historic Bill to Cut Maternal Mortality Rate Trump Signs Historic Bill to Cut Maternal Mortality Rate
The US has the highest rate of maternal mortality among developed countries. The bill features $50 million to help states investigate each death and reverse the trajectory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

A Doctor's Rules for Other Doctors - Part 2 A Doctor's Rules for Other Doctors - Part 2
With more examples, part 2 of Dr Lundberg's holiday message underscores why this book would make an excellent gift for young and not-so-young clinicians.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Mesh-Covered Stents: A New Milestone in Carotid Stenting? Mesh-Covered Stents: A New Milestone in Carotid Stenting?
New studies have shown promising results with several innovative mesh-covered carotid stents, suggesting that these devices may be associated with lower rates of early stroke vs conventional stents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Outcomes of Flap Preservation Surgery in Fournier's Gangrene Outcomes of Flap Preservation Surgery in Fournier's Gangrene
This article describes an alternative approach for wound closure of a Fournier's gangrene necrotizing soft tissue infection.Wounds (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Insulin Pump May Have Drawbacks for Glucose Control in Pregnancy Insulin Pump May Have Drawbacks for Glucose Control in Pregnancy
Insulin pumps may be less effective for glycemic control in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes (T1D) than multiple daily injections (MDI), new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mandibular-Advancement Therapy Helps Sleep Apnea, but May Not Cut CVD Risk Mandibular-Advancement Therapy Helps Sleep Apnea, but May Not Cut CVD Risk
Two months of mandibular-advancement therapy significantly reduced the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with severe OSA, but had no effect on inflammatory and metabolic biomarkers, a new study from France shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

ICU Stay Can Lead to Depression ICU Stay Can Lead to Depression
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Newborn-Specific Antibiotic-Stewardship Programs Falling Short Newborn-Specific Antibiotic-Stewardship Programs Falling Short
Few newborn-specific antibiotic-stewardship programs (ASPs) fully adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Elements of Hospital ASPs, according to an audit released today.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 27, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Trends in DVT Prophylaxis and DVT Rates After THA and TKA Trends in DVT Prophylaxis and DVT Rates After THA and TKA
This investigation provides insight into the trends in the use of DVT prophylaxis and the rates of postoperative DVT among patients who underwent total hip or total knee arthroplasty.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

C. auris in Healthcare Facilities, New York, USA, 2013-2017 C. auris in Healthcare Facilities, New York, USA, 2013-2017
An investigation into an outbreak of healthcare-associated C. auris infections provides insight into the colonization, transmission, and prevention of these infections.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Chronic Pruritus: Neurophysiology and Neuromodulatory Therapy Chronic Pruritus: Neurophysiology and Neuromodulatory Therapy
Learn about recent progress in our understanding of the molecular and neurophysiological mechanisms governing pruritus. How might immunomodulatory drugs be used to treat this debilitating condition?Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

New'Cold Card' Helps First-Responders Treat Hypothermia New'Cold Card' Helps First-Responders Treat Hypothermia
Search and rescue teams and first responders have a new resource for assessing people who have been exposed to extreme cold.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Ethnic Minorities More Likely to Have Severe Dysphagia After ICH Ethnic Minorities More Likely to Have Severe Dysphagia After ICH
Ethnic-minority patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) are more likely to have severe dysphagia and receive a feeding tube than are whites, according to a new U.S. study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Experimental Skin Sensor May Warn of Hydrocephalus Shunt Failure Experimental Skin Sensor May Warn of Hydrocephalus Shunt Failure
A preliminary study suggests that a new skin sensor could help avoid life-threatening crises for the millions of people living with hydrocephalus, a condition that causes fluid to accumulate in the brain.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Endotracheal-Suctioning Curb Tied to Respiratory Problems in Some Newborns Endotracheal-Suctioning Curb Tied to Respiratory Problems in Some Newborns
Avoidance of routine endotracheal suctioning of meconium-stained nonvigorous newborns, as recommended in recent guidelines, may be associated with a higher risk of respiratory problems, according to Texas-based researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Time on Ventilator Not Shortened by Weaning to Noninvasive Ventilation Time on Ventilator Not Shortened by Weaning to Noninvasive Ventilation
In ventilated patients who fail a spontaneous breathing test, early extubation and weaning to noninvasive ventilation using a protocolized regimen does not significantly shorten time to liberation from all forms of mechanical ventilation, although it does lessen invasive ventilation and sedation, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Study Supports RAS Blocker After AKI, With Close Clinical Monitoring Study Supports RAS Blocker After AKI, With Close Clinical Monitoring
Use of a renin angiotensin system (RAS) blocker after acute kidney injury (AKI) provides protection against death but may be accompanied by higher rates of hospitalization due to renal problems, a new analysis from Canada suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Prophylactic Antibiotics Ineffective Against Bloodstream Infections in ICUs Prophylactic Antibiotics Ineffective Against Bloodstream Infections in ICUs
In ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients, neither chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash nor selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) nor selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD) seems to significantly reduce multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDRGNB)-induced bloodstream infections in settings with moderate to high antibiotic resistance, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Trait Linked to Venous, Renal Complications Sickle Cell Trait Linked to Venous, Renal Complications
People who carry sickle cell trait (SCT) are at increased risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to the first-ever systematic review to look at clinical outcomes associated with the trait.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitor Doesn't Reduce ICU Mortality Proton Pump Inhibitor Doesn't Reduce ICU Mortality
Giving intensive care unit (ICU) patients a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) to prevent gastrointestinal bleeding does not seem to affect mortality, according to a European trial of nearly 3,300 adults.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Calorie-Dense Feedings Fail to Benefit ICU Patients on Ventilators Calorie-Dense Feedings Fail to Benefit ICU Patients on Ventilators
Increasing the calorie density of enteral nutrition by 50% offers no 90-day survival benefit for critically-ill patients undergoing mechanical ventilation, according to a new study done in 46 intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Antipsychotics Fail to Limit Delirium in ICU Patients - Study Antipsychotics Fail to Limit Delirium in ICU Patients - Study
Neither intravenous haloperidol nor ziprasidone work better than placebo to counteract delirium in patients in the intensive care unit, researchers behind a large study reported Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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