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How preventable are in-hospital sepsis-associated deaths?

2019 20 Feb

In a cohort study reviewing the medical records of 568 patients who were admitted to six U.S. hospitals, sepsis was found to be the most common immediate cause of death. However, most underlying causes of death were related to severe chronic comorbidities and most sepsis-associated deaths were unlikely to be preventable through better hospital-based... Read more

Tracheal Intubation after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children, Significant Survival Difference

2016 05 Oct

An observational study of 2294 patients from a large registry found decreased survival to hospital discharge in paediatric patients who were tracheally intubated during in-hospital cardiac arrest. Lars W. Andersen, MD, MPH, of the Research Center for Emergency Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, and colleagues, analysed data from the United... Read more

Therapeutic Hypothermia Associated with Worse Survival in In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2016 04 Oct

A cohort study of data on 26,183 patients resuscitated from an in-hospital cardiac arrest found that patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia were less likely to survive to hospital discharge or to favourable neurological survival. This is in contrast to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, where therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve survival... Read more

Baxter Appoints Michael F. Mahoney to Its Board

2015 26 Oct

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) announced it has appointed to Baxter’s Board of Directors Michael F. Mahoney, president and chief executive officer of Boston Scientific Corporation. Mahoney will serve on Baxter’s corporate governance and compensation committees. “Mike’s significant knowledge of the global medical products business and his track... Read more

ERC 2014: Zoll to Showcase Advanced Resuscitation and Acute Critical Care

2014 12 May

Experts to Discuss the Preparation for Treating Athletes and Spectators at Large Sporting Events during a ZOLL-Sponsored Symposium ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, has announced that its advanced resuscitation and acute critical care solutions will be on display during the European... Read more

Anaesthetists Guidelines Supports LiDCO’s Multi Modal Monitoring Strategy

2014 03 Feb

Lidco Group Plc, the cardiovascular monitoring company, welcomes the publication of The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (‘AAGBI’) guidelines for the perioperative care of the elderly and a paper from Dr David Green and colleagues at Kings College Hospital.   The recommendations within the AAGBI guidelines and the direct... Read more

Study: Implementation of ICU Infection Control Practices Inconsistent

2014 30 Jan

According to a new study, the largest of its kind, U.S. hospital intensive care units (ICUs) show uneven compliance with infection prevention policies. The findings are published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC),... Read more