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

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

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

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

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In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, the AHA/ASA has rescinded its recently released stroke guidelines, publishing a'correction'in which large parts of the document have been deleted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Case: Basilar Artery Transection After Closed Head Trauma Case: Basilar Artery Transection After Closed Head Trauma
This case details the classic physical exam and CT findings associated with a skull base fracture and subarachnoid bleed, which in this patient was associated with a rare basilar artery transection.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Adjunctive Rifampin Not Beneficial for Staph aureus Bacteremia Adjunctive Rifampin Not Beneficial for Staph aureus Bacteremia
Adjunctive rifampin, also called rifampicin, provides no significant benefit over standard antibiotic therapy in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, according to results from the ARREST trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Correcting for Protein in Parenteral Nutrition Does Not Affect Hyponatremia Risk Correcting for Protein in Parenteral Nutrition Does Not Affect Hyponatremia Risk
Most patients receiving parenteral nutrition (PN) have hyponatremia, and PN composition does not appear to affect hyponatremia risk, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Motorcycle Passengers Have Higher Head Injury Risks Motorcycle Passengers Have Higher Head Injury Risks
Motorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Nasal CPAP Best for Neonates With Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Nasal CPAP Best for Neonates With Meconium Aspiration Syndrome
Neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) did better when started on low-level nasal continuous positive pressure (NCPAP) early after birth rather than standard hood oxygen in a multicenter randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Prolonged Beta-lactam Infusion Better for Patients With Sepsis Prolonged Beta-lactam Infusion Better for Patients With Sepsis
Mortality in patients with sepsis is lower for those who receive prolonged intravenous infusions of antipseudomonal beta-lactams than for those who receive short-term infusions, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Critical Care Management of Pulmonary Hypertension Critical Care Management of Pulmonary Hypertension
How should patients with pulmonary hypertension in the critical care setting be approached? This overview highlights key points in diagnosis and management of this challenging disorder.BJA Education (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Shorter Hospital Stay With Indwelling Catheter for Malignant Pleural Effusion Shorter Hospital Stay With Indwelling Catheter for Malignant Pleural Effusion
For patients with malignant pleural effusion, treatment with an indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) is associated with fewer hospitalization days, compared with talc pleurodesis treatment, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Under Pressure in Diabetes, Novo Nordisk Steps Up Focus on Obesity Drugs Under Pressure in Diabetes, Novo Nordisk Steps Up Focus on Obesity Drugs
Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is stepping up its efforts to treat obesity, seeking to tap into a potentially huge market as its established diabetes drugs come under price pressure, particularly in the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Anterior Palatoplasty May Be ‘ Moderately ’ Effective in OSA Anterior Palatoplasty May Be ‘ Moderately ’ Effective in OSA
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physician Office Visits for Opioids Drop After Steady Rise Physician Office Visits for Opioids Drop After Steady Rise
Until last year, there was a steady increase in the number of visits to physicians'offices that involve a prescription for opioids, national trend data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Sertraline Does Not Temper Depression in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease Sertraline Does Not Temper Depression in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Despite New Data, Author Says Delaying Cord Clamping May Help Preterm Infants Despite New Data, Author Says Delaying Cord Clamping May Help Preterm Infants
Timing, they say, is everything, and that may be true for the question of whether the umbilical cords of premature newborns should be clamped immediately or after a 60-second delay.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Earning Power for Advanced Practice Nurses Keeps Growing Earning Power for Advanced Practice Nurses Keeps Growing
Six-figure pay is now the norm, and CRNAs are closing in on $200,000 a year, according to the 2017 Medscape APRN Salary Report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Early Prehospital Transfusions Improve Survival of Combat Casualties Early Prehospital Transfusions Improve Survival of Combat Casualties
Early prehospital blood-product transfusion during medical evacuation improves survival of combat casualties, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

No Inflammatory Benefit of CPAP for Sleep Apnea in CAD Patients No Inflammatory Benefit of CPAP for Sleep Apnea in CAD Patients
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) does not significantly alter levels of inflammatory biomarkers in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and nonsleepy obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), researchers report online October 5 in the journal Sleep.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Laryngeal Mask Airway Effective for Newborn Resuscitation in Uganda Laryngeal Mask Airway Effective for Newborn Resuscitation in Uganda
A laryngeal mask airway is more effective than face mask ventilation for neonatal resuscitation in a low-resource setting, according to results from a small, prospective randomized trial in Uganda.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Use of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin in Suspected MI Use of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin in Suspected MI
Review the key principles underlying the safe and effective use of hs-cTn assays in enabling rapid and safe rule-out and rule-in of patients presenting in the ED with suspected myocardial infarction.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Clinical Tests to Avoid Post-op Residual Neuromuscular Block Clinical Tests to Avoid Post-op Residual Neuromuscular Block
In this study, the authors developed and validated an algorithm of clinical muscle function tests to identify residual paralysis in awake patients after anesthesia.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

IV Superoxide Dismutase During High Tidal Volume Ventilation IV Superoxide Dismutase During High Tidal Volume Ventilation
Superoxide dismutase, administered intravenously during high tidal volume ventilation, may help prevent pulmonary dysfunction.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Are the New Longer Shifts for First-Year Residents Working? How Are the New Longer Shifts for First-Year Residents Working?
First-year residents have been able to work up to 80 hours per week since July. How do you think it's affecting care?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Drop in Deaths From S. Aureus Bacteremia Linked to Evidence-based Care Drop in Deaths From S. Aureus Bacteremia Linked to Evidence-based Care
Use of three evidence-based practices appears to substantially increase survival of veterans with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Scrubs Do Not Protect ICU Nurses From Contamination Antimicrobial Scrubs Do Not Protect ICU Nurses From Contamination
Scrubs with antimicrobial properties worn by nurses caring for patients in the ICU do not reduce contamination of the garments by bacteria transmitted from patients or from contaminated surfaces such as bed rails, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news