Search Tag: mortality

ICU Management


2014 15 Sep

According to a research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, there is a clear relationship between hospitals that treat the most cases of severe sepsis and lower rates of inpatient deaths among those patients. Sepsis is one of the most time-sensitive and hard-to-detect illnesses in medicine. Patients are more likely...Read more

ICU Management


2014 23 Oct

According to the largest study to date of mortality trends in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), advances in critical care medicine played a major role in reducing the rate of mortality over a sixteen year period. The study has been published in the journal CHEST and will be presented at Chest 2014, the annual meeting of the...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 07 Jan

According to a study published in JAMA, obese patients who received care in the Veterans Affairs health systems and underwent bariatric surgery had a lower all-cause rate of death at 5 years and up to 10 years following the procedure, as compared to those who did not have the surgery. Bariatric surgery has proven to improve weight, obesity related...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 08 Jan

According to a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, there is a possibility of increased risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer in nurses working rotating night shifts. Night shift work has previously been associated with higher risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to the WHO, night shift work...Read more

Lab Management


2015 01 Feb

The European Hantavirus diagnostics market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.8 percent. It has outperformed the US market which registered a growth rate of 3.7 percent.   There is a high prevalence of Hantavirus in Russia, Scandinavia, Finland and Belgium but the US market has higher mortality rates of nearly 50 percent associated...Read more

ICU Management


2015 31 Jan

A low intramucosal pH (pHi) and an increase in the difference between gastric mucosal and arterial P CO2 (P CO2 gap) reflect splanchnic hypoperfusion and are good indicators of poor prognosis. Previously, some randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were performed based on the theory that normalising the low pHi or P CO2 gap could improve the outcomes...Read more

ICU Management


2015 02 Feb

Large multi-speciality intensive care units (ICUs) are emerging in response to increasing demand for critical care. Consolidation of resources through regionalisation of services aims to contain costs and optimise demand management and operational synergies. Higher patient volumes in ICU have been associated with improved outcomes. Limited evidence...Read more

ICU Management


2015 05 Feb

A retrospective cohort study has shown that the use of arterial catheters (ACs) is not associated with improvements in hospital mortality in intensive care unit ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation. The finding is published online in JAMA . ACs are used in 40 percent of ICU patients, mostly to facilitate diagnostic phlebotomy, collect arterial...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 17 Feb

According to a study published in JAMA, patients who receive fondaparinux after a certain type of heart attack had a lower risk of major bleeding events and death in the hospital and after six months as compared to patients who received low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). Both groups of patients had similar rates of subsequent heart attack or stroke....Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 05 Apr

According to a new study "Demographic and Epidemiologic Drivers of Global Cardiovascular Mortality," published in The New England Journal of Medicine , cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of premature death in the world including heart attacks, strokes, and other circulatory diseases.  The research was led by the Institute for...Read more

ICU Management


2015 12 May

Frequent users of emergency department (ED) care are more than twice as likely as infrequent users to die, be admitted to hospital, or require other outpatient treatment. The new findings are based on a systematic review of available evidence and published online in Emergency Medicine Journal . Relevant data analysed by researchers from the University...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 17 May

Dr. Berglind Libungan’s doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy explores the topic of older patients and how despite the fact they are more likely to develop acute coronary syndrome than their younger counterparts, they receive less therapy and diagnostic procedures.  Previous studies have also shown that older patients receive less evidence-based...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 22 May

In joint recommendations published in the European Heart Journal, urgent diagnosis and treatment in acute heart failure is critical. The paper is the result of collaboration between the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the European Society for Emergency Medicine and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 29 May

According to results from the OPERA-HF study presented at Heart Failure 2015, moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure, The findings show that the mortality risk was independent of comorbidities and severity of heart failure. Patients with no depression had an...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 20 Jun

According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a new tool can help clinicians assess hospital patients' risk of death within a year of admission. The study was led by Carl van Walraven, a researcher at the Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa, Ontario. He analysed eight years of data for patients that were admitted...Read more

ICU Management


2015 05 Jun

Euroanaesthesia Congress Evaluated the Impact on Mortality and Morbidity with Masimo SpHb and PVI NEUCHATEL, Switzerland, Masimo  (NASDAQ: MASI) announced a new clinical study presented at the European Society of Anaesthesiology's  Euroanaesthesia 2015  Annual Congress in Berlin, Germany. The study evaluated Masimo's parameters of noninvasive,...Read more

ICU Management


2015 22 Jun

Results from an interim analysis of the Phase III RE-VERSE AD™ patient study demonstrate that 5 g of idarucizumab* immediately reversed the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran (Pradaxa®) in patients requiring urgent anticoagulant reversal. No safety concerns relating to idarucizumab* were identified. The results have been simultaneously published...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 07 Jul

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that screening mammography was associated with increased diagnosis of small cancers, but not with significant changes in breast cancer mortality or a decreased incidence of larger breast cancers. Researchers say the increased incidence of small cancers may be the result of overdiagnosis. The researchers...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 19 Jul

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has welcomed FDA's decision to ban industrial trans fats. FDA has stated that trans fatty acids (TFA) are unsafe for consumption and has provided a three-year compliance period to allow industries to gradually phase out processed food. It is expected that this measure will help reduce cardiovascular disease...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 14 Aug

According to a study conducted at Sahigrenska Academy, people with Type 1 Diabetes who use insulin pump therapy have a 50 percent less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease as compared to those who take insulin through daily injections. The study is published in  The British Medical Journal.  The study researchers monitored 18,168 Swedes with...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 17 Aug

A new study conducted with more than 83,000 patients reports that men whose low testosterone levels were restored to normal through gels, patches, or injections have a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from any cause as compared to men who remain untreated. The study is published in the European Heart Journal.  The findings also show...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 09 Sep

According to an analysis published in The BMJ, patients who are admitted to hospital at the weekend are likely to be sicker and also have a higher risk of death as compared to patients admitted during the week.  The analysis, carried out in collaboration by University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trusts and University College London, examined...Read more

ICU Management


2015 22 Sep

Intensive care unit (ICU) admission for older, low-risk patients with pneumonia was linked with improved survival and no significant differences in hospital costs, according to a study published in the latest issue of JAMA . The findings "suggest that ICU admission for borderline patients (those for whom ICU admission depends on the hospital to which...Read more

ICU Management


2015 07 Oct

A multicentre study finds that early noninvasive ventilation, compared with oxygen therapy alone, did not reduce the risk of 28-day mortality among immunocompromised patients admitted to the ICU with hypoxaemic acute respiratory failure. The study is published by JAMA to coincide with its presentation at the 28th annual congress of the European Society...Read more

ICU Management


2015 23 Oct

Close collaboration between the emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit (ICU) and standardised ICU admission criteria for patients with sepsis can significantly reduce mortality rate and care costs, according to new research published in CHEST Journal. "Although ICU level of care is costly, earlier inclusion of borderline patients may improve...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 27 Oct

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , survival after cardiac surgery is dependant in part on the income of the patient.  People living in the lower socio-economic bracket have higher mortality risk mainly due to a higher burden of cardiovascular disease but because the association between income and...Read more

ICU Management


2016 07 Jan

ICU readmission is associated with higher severity of illness scores during the same hospitalisation in adult patients, according to a systematic review of data from over 480,000 ICU patients and more than 32,000 readmissions. The findings, published in the journal Heart & Lung , contribute to current efforts to identify high-risk patients and to...Read more

IMAGING Management


2016 11 Jan

Amidst growing appreciation of the harms of cancer screening, advocates still claim that it “saves lives". However, this assertion is based on reductions in disease specific mortality rather than overall mortality, according to a BMJ article published by Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Science University, and colleagues....Read more

Cardiology Management


2016 16 Feb

A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that heart attack patients who experience cardiogenic shock have a higher risk of death or rehospitalisation than non-shock patients in the first 60 days post-discharge, but the gap between the two groups narrows by the end of the first year. For the purpose of the...Read more

Executive Health Management


2016 11 Apr

In a bid to assist patients in their choice of hospital based on quality rating, the Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have just introduced a five-star hospital rating system. The rating focuses on patient experience within the framework of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. Presently, measures of quality...Read more