Search Tag: mortality

Cardiology Management

Survived a heart attack? But what about the depression?

2019 05 Jun

According to new findings published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, heart attack patients with prolonged depression or anxiety are at a higher risk of death.  Dr. Erik Olsson of Uppsala University, Sweden explains that temporary mood swings are a natural part of life, and patients who have a heart attack often feel a little... Read more

Cardiology Management

Relationship between frailty and mortality in TAVI population

2018 27 Nov

Established surgical scores have limitations in delineating risk among candidates for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). A novel 8-element geriatric assessment (GA) frailty score, developed by a team of researchers from Norway, Switzerland and the U.S., may be a useful tool for heart teams in selecting patients who will benefit most... Read more

ICU Management

Is there a ‘weekend effect’ for ICU mortality?

2017 22 Nov

The risk of dying in the intensive care unit (ICU) is higher for patients admitted at the weekend compared to those admitted on a weekday, according to a retrospective study of registry data from Austria published in Critical Care (Zajic et al. 2017). However, the risk of dying in the ICU on a weekend was found to be lower than on a weekday, highlighting... Read more

ICU Management

Study: AKI alerts associated with lower mortality, LOS

2017 22 Nov

A clinical decision support system (CDSS) that monitors blood creatinine levels in hospitalised patients to alert physicians to potential acute kidney injury (AKI) was associated with a small but significant reduction in mortality and hospital length of stay (LOS), according to research from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC published in the Journal... Read more