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ICU Management

Study: Delirium High After Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

2016 11 Jul

A retrospective study of a small group of patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest found a high prevalence of delirium. The researchers reviewed the medical charts of patients treated in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center , Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Of 107 patients who survived... Read more

Cardiology Management

UK Health Check Has Modest Impact on Risk Factors

2016 03 May

The largest risk assessment and management program for cardiovascular disease in the world, England's National Health Service Health Check, had only a modest impact on risk factors for heart disease and did not meet national and international targets, found new research in   CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) Many countries have created... Read more

Cardiology Management

Population Health Programme Decreases Heart Disease Risk Factors

2016 15 Mar

A 10-year population health research project by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF), along with Allina Health, New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) and the community of New Ulm, Minnesota was undertaken to gauge if heart attacks and heart disease risk factors could be decreased within a community through community efforts. Results from the first... Read more

Cardiology Management

Preventing Heart Disease in Women - Which Guidelines?

2016 08 Feb

Nanette K. Wenger, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA), has published a clear and concise review article on how to apply the many new and continuously updated guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reducing CVD risk factors in women. The article titled  Juggling Multiple... Read more

ICU Management

Risk of PTSD after ICU

2016 15 Jan

According to a new, multicentre study, 1 in 10 patients is at risk of having new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their ICU experience up to a year post-discharge. The research, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, is the first to investigate ICU-related PTSD in a mixed veteran and civilian cohort.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Young Women With Diabetes have Six-Fold Risk of Heart Attack

2015 31 Aug

Women aged 45 years and under with diabetes have a six-fold risk of heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress. The study in more than 7 000 women also found that young women who had a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI) were more likely to be smokers than older women with MI. “Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) affect mainly the... Read more

ICU Management

New Tool Helps Predict Surgical Patients' Pulmonary Risk

2015 30 Jul

A new analytical tool developed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital can help identify surgical patients at risk for respiratory complications. Using data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP ® ), the Jefferson researchers devised a scoring system to identify risk factors for ventilator dependence... Read more

Cardiology Management

Pneumonia Hospitalisation Linked To Increased Risk of CVD

2015 21 Jan

A study which appears in the January 20 issue of  JAMA claims that the hospitalisation of older adults with pneumonia is associated with increased short and long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, and suggests that pneumonia is an important risk factor for CVD. Pneumonia affects 1.2 percent of the northern hemisphere's population each year, and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Yoga Reduces Risk of CVD

2014 18 Dec

Promising new evidence suggests that yoga is beneficial in managing and improving the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and can be considered to be a potentially effective therapy for cardiovascular health. The study has been published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.   In a review of 37 randomised controlled... Read more