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Dilatational Tracheotomy Using the Rigid Endoscope Dilatational Tracheotomy Using the Rigid Endoscope
Is the use of a rigid tracheotomy endoscope a feasible alternative to fiberoptic tracheo-bronchoscopy for dilational tracheotomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Positive Feedback From Communities Using Naloxone Nasal Spray Positive Feedback From Communities Using Naloxone Nasal Spray
A survey of community health agencies and first responders shows the nasal formulation of naloxone effectively reverses opioid overdose in the field.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Prophylactic Platelet Transfusion Not Beneficial in Dengue Infection Prophylactic Platelet Transfusion Not Beneficial in Dengue Infection
Prophylactic platelet transfusion is no better than supportive care in preventing bleeding in patients with dengue infection, researchers from Singapore and Malaysia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

IBM to Integrate MedyMatch Technology to Help Spot Brain Bleeding IBM to Integrate MedyMatch Technology to Help Spot Brain Bleeding
Israel ' s MedyMatch Technology said on Thursday IBM Watson Health would integrate MedyMatch ' s technology into its offerings to imaging experts in hospitals to help doctors identify intracranial bleeding from head trauma and stroke.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit Cuts Time to Thrombolysis Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit Cuts Time to Thrombolysis
A mobile unit that uses telemedicine reduces time from stroke onset to treatment, a new study shows, but issues of cost-effectiveness need further study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

How Do You Feel About the GOP Bill to Replace the ACA? How Do You Feel About the GOP Bill to Replace the ACA?
Most medical organizations as well as at least one nursing society have expressed major concerns about the bill, known as the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA).Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 16, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

An Out-of-Reach Option for Psychosis-Induced Agitation An Out-of-Reach Option for Psychosis-Induced Agitation
Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses a recent publication reviewing multiple studies on the use of droperidol for psychosis-induced aggression or agitation.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Contrast-Induced Nephropathy: Signal or Noise? Contrast-Induced Nephropathy: Signal or Noise?
A study showing similar rates of contrast-induced nephropathy with or without hydration challenges expert opinion. Dr Mandrola quotes a nephrologist who asks if we need to rethink CIN entirely.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Rivaroxaban Promising Alternative to Fondaparinux for Superficial Vein Thrombosis Rivaroxaban Promising Alternative to Fondaparinux for Superficial Vein Thrombosis
Oral rivaroxaban shows promise as a safe, effective, and less costly alternative to subcutaneous injections of fondaparinux to treat superficial vein thrombosis (SVT), according to industry-sponsored research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Hospital Transfer Linked to Worse Stroke Thrombectomy Outcome Hospital Transfer Linked to Worse Stroke Thrombectomy Outcome
New data from a large real-world registry of endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke show results similar to those of the randomized trials but suggest that direct transport to a comprehensive center is linked to better outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 7, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fifth Avian Influenza Epidemic in China Worse Than Before Fifth Avian Influenza Epidemic in China Worse Than Before
The current avian influenza A epidemic in China is infecting more people with a more virulent strain than in previous years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 3, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Hospital Medicine Groups Can Get the Most From NPs and PAs How Hospital Medicine Groups Can Get the Most From NPs and PAs
Three hospital medicine groups share how they have successfully incorporated nurse practitioners and physician assistants into their practices.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Increased Monitoring Detects More AF After Acute Stroke Increased Monitoring Detects More AF After Acute Stroke
More frequent, more prolonged Holter monitoring initiated early is better than standard care for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) after acute ischemic stroke, researchers from Germany report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Rapid Test for Bloodstream Infections, ABX Choice FDA OKs Rapid Test for Bloodstream Infections, ABX Choice
The PhenoTest BC Kit can identify a bloodstream pathogen and check its antibiotic susceptibility within 7 hours, speeding up treatment.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Headache Far More Common Stroke Symptom in Kids Headache Far More Common Stroke Symptom in Kids
Headaches occur in close to half of children with ischemic stroke, much more often than among adults with stroke, and are most common with dissection and transient cerebral arteriopathy of childhood.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Many Physicians, Nurses Want Pain Removed as Fifth Vital Sign Many Physicians, Nurses Want Pain Removed as Fifth Vital Sign
Slightly more than half of Medscape survey respondents also said they often or sometimes felt pressure to prescribe.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Brain Damage in Former Players Fuels Soccer ' Heading ' Fears Brain Damage in Former Players Fuels Soccer ' Heading ' Fears
Scientists have found signs of brain damage that could cause dementia in a handful of former soccer players, fueling worries about the danger of frequent knocks from heading the ball or colliding with others on the field.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Greater Nutritional Intake and Mortality in ICU Patients Greater Nutritional Intake and Mortality in ICU Patients
A new study examines the potential benefits of greater nutritional intake among high-risk ICU patients.Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

High-Flow Oxygen May Ward Off Critical Care in Infants With Bronchiolitis High-Flow Oxygen May Ward Off Critical Care in Infants With Bronchiolitis
High-flow warm humidified oxygen (HFWHO) does not reduce the amount of time infants with bronchiolitis require oxygen support compared to standard therapy, according to an open-label trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Sepsis Evaluations Vary Widely Across National Network of Nurseries Sepsis Evaluations Vary Widely Across National Network of Nurseries
Newborn early-onset sepsis (EOS) risk assessment varies substantially across U.S. nurseries that are part of the Better Outcomes through Research for Newborns (BORN) network.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Impact of hs-cTn on Coronary Angiography in Suspected AMI Impact of hs-cTn on Coronary Angiography in Suspected AMI
Do high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays result in increased use of unnecessary coronary angiographies and other resources due to their increased rate of false positives?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Colistin Resistance Gene ' Pervasive ' in China Colistin Resistance Gene ' Pervasive ' in China
Two new studies provide a snapshot of the prevalence of and risk factors for colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in China.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Deflazacort (Emflaza) for DMD FDA Clears Deflazacort (Emflaza) for DMD
Deflazacort is the first corticosteroid to be approved by the FDA for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Undocumented Immigrants Face Healthcare Woes in the U.S. Undocumented Immigrants Face Healthcare Woes in the U.S.
Two new studies highlight the plight faced by seriously ill or dying undocumented immigrants in the U.S.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Vancomycin Tied to Lower Mortality in Severe C difficile Vancomycin Tied to Lower Mortality in Severe C difficile
Thirty-day mortality risk was reduced by 20% with vancomycin as first-line therapy for severe cases of C difficile infection compared with metronidazole, according to the largest study to date.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Does the Age of Transfused Blood Affect Surgery Outcomes? Does the Age of Transfused Blood Affect Surgery Outcomes?
Commentary on a study on whether the use of ' older ' blood contributes to a higher risk for postoperative complications and morbidity, published in the Annals of Surgery.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Immigration Raids Tied to Greater Risk of Underweight Babies Immigration Raids Tied to Greater Risk of Underweight Babies
In the aftermath of an immigration raid, Latina women in the U.S. may be more likely to have low birthweight or premature babies even when they are citizens, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Sepsis-3 Recommendations Fortified by External Study Sepsis-3 Recommendations Fortified by External Study
The Sepsis-3 guidelines have been validated in a large study conducted over 15-year period, and should be used to predict sepsis in ICUs around the world, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Video No Better Than Direct Laryngoscopy for ICU Intubations Video No Better Than Direct Laryngoscopy for ICU Intubations
Video laryngoscopy did not improve first-pass orotracheal intubation rates in the intensive care unit (ICU) and was associated with higher rates of life-threatening complications, in a multicenter study in France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

No Benefit With Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest in Children No Benefit With Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest in Children
Hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was previously shown to be no better than normal body temperature, and now a new study shows the same result after in-hospital arrest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sepsis Leading Cause of Early Readmissions in the U.S. Sepsis Leading Cause of Early Readmissions in the U.S.
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Tight Glycemic Control: Little Benefit to Critically-Ill Children Tight Glycemic Control: Little Benefit to Critically-Ill Children
Imposing tight glycemic control does not improve the outcomes of critically ill children with confirmed hyperglycemia and may pose a hazard, according to a study of 713 youngsters treated at 35 mostly U.S.-based medical centers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Is Thrombolysis Necessary Before Thrombectomy in Stroke? Is Thrombolysis Necessary Before Thrombectomy in Stroke?
A new analysis has suggested that thrombolysis may not give additional benefit in patients undergoing mechanical removal of the clot.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Former President Bush Watched Inaugural From Hospital Room Former President Bush Watched Inaugural From Hospital Room
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who has spent nearly a week at a Houston hospital where he is being treated for pneumonia, watched the inauguration of President Donald Trump from the intensive care unit, a family spokesman said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 23, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

XDR-TB: Person-to-Person Transmission Fueling Epidemic XDR-TB: Person-to-Person Transmission Fueling Epidemic
Interventions should focus on preventing transmission between individuals as well as drug treatment to halt the epidemic in South Africa, researchers said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Consensus on Hormonal Management in Women With Stroke New Consensus on Hormonal Management in Women With Stroke
A multidisciplinary expert panel provides evidence-based recommendations on the lifelong management of pregnancy, contraception, and hormone replacement in women with previous stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ferric Citrate Improves Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Ferric Citrate Improves Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
Oral treatment with ferric citrate improves iron-deficiency anemia in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (NDD-CKD), according to a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Post-Marketing Study Supports Efficacy of Upper Airway Stimulation for OSA Post-Marketing Study Supports Efficacy of Upper Airway Stimulation for OSA
Upper airway stimulation using an implanted device appears safe and effective for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in routine clinical practice, researchers from Germany report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Quality Improvement Project May Reduce Milk Errors in the Neonatal ICU Quality Improvement Project May Reduce Milk Errors in the Neonatal ICU
The neonatal ICU at Nationwide Children ' s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has seen a drop in errors in administration of human milk to preterm infants following a quality-improvement initiative.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Physician-Assisted Death: Where Do You Stand? Physician-Assisted Death: Where Do You Stand?
Where do you stand on the issue of aiding patients who wish to die?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Understanding CV Hemodynamics Key in Heart Failure Understanding CV Hemodynamics Key in Heart Failure
Dr Pi ñ a interviews Dr Burkhoff, a physician and biomechanical engineer who developed a software application of cardiovascular physiology and hemodynamics for use in teaching and clinical practice.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Do Rude Parents Mean Worse Care for Babies? Do Rude Parents Mean Worse Care for Babies?
The stress of having a sick baby in the hospital can be enough to make even the nicest parent take some of their fears and frustrations out on the doctors and nurses.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Fresenius Medical, DaVita Subpoenaed Over Premium Assistance Fresenius Medical, DaVita Subpoenaed Over Premium Assistance
German ' s Fresenius Medical Care and U.S. rival DaVita Inc said they had both received subpoenas from federal prosecutors investigating their ties with a charity that helps patients pay for kidney dialysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Predictors of Survival in Critically Ill Patients With ARDS Predictors of Survival in Critically Ill Patients With ARDS
Which parameters can most accurately predict outcome in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

A Decision Wheel to Reduce Restraint Use in a Med-Surg ICU A Decision Wheel to Reduce Restraint Use in a Med-Surg ICU
This article describes a decision support tool that may help determine when to restrain a patient in the ICU.American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Effect of DAAs for HCV on Hepatic Decompensation Effect of DAAs for HCV on Hepatic Decompensation
How great is the risk of hepatic decompensation and decline in renal function in HCV patients taking directly acting antiviral agents?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Patients With ICH Still Receiving Antiepileptic Drugs Patients With ICH Still Receiving Antiepileptic Drugs
Despite guidelines recommending against use of prophylactic seizure meds after intracranial hemorrhage, the rate of levetiracetam prescribing more than doubled in 5 years, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 5, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Many ICU Patients Unlikely to Benefit From That Level of Care Many ICU Patients Unlikely to Benefit From That Level of Care
Half or more of patients admitted to medical intensive care units (ICUs) may not benefit from that level of care, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Assisted Death: Physician Support Continues to Grow Assisted Death: Physician Support Continues to Grow
Changing attitudes toward physician-assisted suicide reflect not only a greater respect for patient autonomy but also a redefinition of what constitutes harm, says one medical ethicist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cardiac Arrest Leadership: In Need of Resuscitation? Cardiac Arrest Leadership: In Need of Resuscitation?
Is cardiac arrest leadership training in need of an upgrade? What are they keys to improvement?Postgraduate Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 28, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Med Students Journal Article Source Type: news