Hospitals
Children's National receives new funding to strengthen global polycystic kidney disease initiative  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, M.D., McGehee Joyce Professor of Pediatrics at Children's National Hospital, has received a $5.7 million dollar gift to support clinical and... more
Timely identification of prenatal exposure to opioids, gabapentin could mean more appropriate care  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Timely identification of newborns exposed to both opioids and gabapentin during pregnancy could mean more appropriate care for newborns experiencing withdrawal, according... more
New clinical trial aims to reduce malnutrition among patients with lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute... more
Standard methods not adequate to detect prosthetic joint infections in rheumatic disease patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new... more
Study examines link between transplant center and survival benefit in the U.S. heart allocation system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Analysis of more than 29,000 adults listed on the national heart transplant registry from 2006 to 2015 shows... more
New AI-driven approach for single blood cell classification  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
For the first time, researchers from Helmholtz Zentrum München and the University Hospital of LMU Munich show that deep learning algorithms perform similar to human experts when classifying blood samples from patients... more
Carbon dots make calcium easier to track  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In hospitals, doctors often advise patients to take calcium supplements. But does the calcium get into the cells that need it? Until recently, it's been hard to tell. more
New vaccine protects from widespread, costly infection, mice study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A newly developed experimental vaccine was more than eighty percent effective in protecting mice from succumbing to Staphylococcus aureus infection. S. aureus causes more than 30,000 deaths from... more
Fluorescent carbon dots can effectively detect calcium levels in cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In hospitals, doctors often advise patients to take calcium supplements. But does the calcium get into the cells that need it? Until recently, it's been hard to tell. more
More adolescents seek medical care for mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Less than a decade ago, the emergency department at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego would see maybe one or two young psychiatric patients per day, said Dr. Benjamin Maxwell,... more
Mercy Medical Center receives an 'A' in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Mercy Medical Center has been awarded an 'A' in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing... more
CBPR approach aims to educate diverse patients with rheumatic conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
At the 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals annual meeting in Atlanta, experts from the HSS Education Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery presented their method... more
Acute kidney injury on the rise in hospitalized pregnant women  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 (November 5 to November 10) shows that the rate of acute kidney injury (AKI) is rising among US women who... more
Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping more
Higher risk for hospitalization among dialysis patients in communities with more Black residents  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patients with kidney failure who receive hemodialysis at US clinics located in residential areas with a high percentage of Black residents are... more
Common muscle relaxant linked to severe confusion in patients with kidney dysfunction  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
One in 25 patients with very low kidney function were admitted to hospital with severe confusion and other cognitive-related symptoms a few days after... more
Analysis reveals increasing rates of kidney injury in women hospitalized during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A recent analysis reveals increasing rates of acute kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy, especially among those with diabetes. more
Simulation-based approach to target epilepsy enters into clinical trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In what represents a major milestone on the path to clinical application, a novel method to improve outcomes of Epilepsy surgery has now received approval for clinical testing in 13... more
Home remote monitoring can prevent hospitalization, improve health of patients on peritoneal dialysis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A recent analysis has examined the potential of a home remote monitoring system to benefit patients on dialysis. more
Medical News Today: No hospital disinfectants can kill off C. diff  MNT · 7 days
New research finds that the hospital disinfectant Clorox comes close, but does not fully eradicate the bacterium Clostridioides difficile. more
Admitting patterns of junior doctors may be behind 'weekend effect' in hospitals  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A study links the 'weekend effect' of increased hospital mortality to junior doctors admitting a lower proportion of healthy patients at the weekend compared... more
Keck Hospital of USC earns 'A' grade from national patient safety watchdog  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Keck Hospital of USC earned an "A" grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog, during the Fall 2019 release of the... more
C. diff puts up a winning fight against hospital disinfectants  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The deadly and notoriously stubborn superbug, Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), is putting up a winning fight against hospital-grade disinfectants meant to kill it, according to results of a... more
Hospital disinfectants struggling to kill C. diff bacteria colonies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The deadly superbug, Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), is putting up a winning fight against hospital-grade disinfectants meant to kill it, reports a pharmacy professor in a study that helps explain... more
First lady visits cuddling program for babies born on drugs  ABC NEWS · 1 week
First lady Melania Trump has made a visit to a Boston hospital that uses cuddling to help infants born dependent on drugs or alcohol more
Admitting practices of junior doctors may be underlying cause of 'weekend effect' in hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The 'weekend effect' of increased hospital mortality has been well documented, including a 2015 study linking this to 11,000 extra... more
First lady visiting cuddle program for babies born on drugs  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Melania Trump is visiting a Boston hospital's cuddling program that helps infants born dependent on drugs or alcohol more
Repeated infusions of ketamine for migraines or pain not linked to increased adverse events  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Repeated infusions of ketamine treatments for migraines or pain was not associated with increased risk for hepatotoxicity or psychomimetic adverse... more
Longer emergency department wait times can exacerbate costs, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Wait times in U.S. emergency departments are increasing. A new study published in Economic Inquiry indicates that prolonging the wait time in the emergency department for a patient... more
Study: Medication use is common in pregnant women with preeclampsia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Use of medications during pregnancy is more common in women with preeclampsia than in those without, according to an analysis of women who gave birth at a hospital... more
Lonely heart patients at greater risk of death after hospital discharge finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has found that cardiac patients who are lonely are at a greater risk of death within a year of... more
Lonely cardiac patients at increased risk of death within year of hospital discharge  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Cardiac patients who feel lonely are at heightened risk of dying within a year of being discharged from hospital, reveals new research. more
Risk factors of malignant arrhythmias found in patients treated with therapeutic hyperthermia after cardiac arrest  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers showed that 20-50% of patients developed an irregular heartbeat that required defibrillation during the active cooling phase... more
As Congress works to curb surprise medical bills, N.Y.’s fix gets examined  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Lobbying campaigns and legislative battles have been underway for months as Congress tries to solve the problem of surprise billing, when patients face often... more
New analysis offers an alternative explanation for decline in hospital admissions  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The decline in hospital readmission rates that occurred following the launch of a federal program designed to improve quality of care and reduce repeat hospitalizations has... more
Home care reduces hospital readmission risk for older adults recovering from heart failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Older adults who are recovering from heart failure often leave the hospital to stay at rehabilitation facilities (also called skilled nursing facilities)... more
Continuity of care can improve health outcomes for patients with severe mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The chances of a patient with a serious mental illness ending up in hospital because of their condition are reduced by almost... more
Study: Unusually frequent hospital visit could help spot people at risk of myeloma  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A condition that can progress to myeloma could be identified in patients by their unusually frequent hospital visits, according to research presented... more
Study: Unusually frequent hospital visit can help spot people at risk of myeloma  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A condition that can progress to myeloma could be identified in patients by their unusually frequent hospital visits, according to research presented... more
Using music to decrease delirium in mechanically-ventilated older ICU patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Mayo Clinic are leading the first study to test whether exposure to music can decrease delirium in older adults who are receiving... more
Trump picks cancer specialist from Texas hospital to run FDA  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump is nominating a cancer specialist to lead the Food and Drug Administration more
Trump taps cancer specialist from Texas hospital to run FDA  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump is nominating a cancer specialist to lead the Food and Drug Administration more
Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Over the last decade, evidence has mounted that the measles vaccine protects in not one but two ways: Not only does it prevent the well-known acute illness with spots and fever that... more
Surgeons report that 12-hour shifts improve patient outcomes, lower costs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have used a model to cap surgeon shifts at 12 hours for covering surgical emergencies, and a study has shown that it led to shorter hospital stays... more
Racial variation in post-op care after knee replacement surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A large study analyzing 107,000 knee replacement surgeries found that African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility... more
Adults in least walkable neighborhoods more likely to have high predicted cardiovascular risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study led by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and ICES found that people living in neighborhoods considered... more
Grief grew into a mental health crisis and a $21,634 hospital bill  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Arline Feilen lost her husband to suicide in 2013. Three years later, she lost her dad to cancer. And this February, she lost her... more
MGH researchers create highest resolution MRI scan of the human brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new paper describes a breakthrough 100 micron resolution scan of the human brain that was created by a multidisciplinary team of Massachusetts General Hospital researchers. more
New study finds racial/ethnic variation in discharge destination after knee replacement surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A large study analyzing 107,000 knee replacement surgeries found that African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an... more
New evidence that backs women's choice on where to give birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Healthy women have more than twice the chance of a normal labor and birth in a planned birth center birth compared to a planned hospital birth,... more
AI outperforms clinicians' judgment in triaging postoperative patients for intensive care  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of a machine-learned algorithm correctly triaged the vast majority of postoperative patients to the intensive care unit in its first... more
Rock icon receives replacement heart valve in New York City hospital  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Mick Jagger owes some thanks for the fact he's alive and strutting to Ajit Yoganathan and his lab crew. In fact, millions of people do. more
Race and poverty not risk factors for total knee replacement revision or failure  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Investigators found race and poverty are not risk factors for total knee replacement revision or failure at a high-volume orthopedic hospital. more
Self-harm: Girls in Wales more likely to end up in hospital than boys  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Girls in Wales are much more likely to end up in hospital after self-harming than boys according to new research led by... more
Healthcare groups announce strong support for Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages Act  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The American Hospital Association, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Clinical Oncology, ASHP, and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices announced their strong support for... more
Researchers receive NCI grant to increase colorectal cancer screening in Appalachia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Cancer-control researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute and the University of... more
Medicare fraud and abuse associated with patient mortality and hospitalizations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients treated by health care professionals later excluded from the Medicare program for committing fraud and abuse were between 14 to 17 percent more likely to die than... more
Medicare fraud and abuse associated with patient mortality, hospitalizations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients treated by health care professionals later excluded from the Medicare program for committing fraud and abuse were between 14 to 17 percent more likely to die than similar patients... more
The McLean Hospital Brain Bank receives new NIH contract  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital, known as the Brain Bank, has received a new contract from the National Institutes of Health for a total of $12,796,394. more
Availability of health data for refugees and migrants in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and conducted by researchers at the University Bielefeld and University Hospital Heidelberg shows data gaps and policy options... more
Hospitals take shot at opioid makers over cost of treating uninsured for addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
While thousands of cities and counties have banded together to sue opioid makers and distributors in a federal court, another group of... more
"Wolves in sheep's clothing" – the superbugs outsmarting laboratory tests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hospital screening tests are failing to identify the true extent of microbial resistance, according to new research. more
Bariatric surgery is safe and beneficial for teenagers with morbid obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Bariatric surgery is safe and, in many cases, beneficial for teenagers with morbid obesity who would otherwise face a heightened risk of developing severe health problems,... more
US officials predict shortages of critical hospital supplies  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
US health officials warn that hospitals could face shortages of critical medical supplies more
Cleaning plant troubles could lead to hospital tool shortage  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
US health officials warn that hospitals could face shortages of critical medical supplies more
Scientists make breakthrough in the hunt for new C. diff vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists have made a breakthrough in the hunt for a new vaccine for killer hospital bug Clostridioides difficile (C. diff). more
Advance in search for new Clostridioides difficile vaccine  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have made a breakthrough in the hunt for a new vaccine for killer hospital bug Clostridioides difficile (C. diff). more
Protein mutation that causes inflammatory bowel diseases becomes dysfunctional  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Canada and Zhejiang University School of Medicine in China has uncovered why a... more
Study opens up array of options for developing treatments for cancer or autoimmune disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Immunologists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered key biological switches that control regulatory T cells--specialized white blood cells... more
$5 million in federal funding to accelerate potential treatments for urea cycle disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An international research consortium co-led by Andrea L. Gropman, M.D., at Children's National Hospital has received $5 million in federal funding as... more
Fusion guided imaging increases diagnostic accuracy of prostate biopsy procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
UK hospital evaluation cites ‘revolution’ with 16% sensitivity uplift in true positive rates. Greater diagnostic accuracy in detecting significant prostate cancer has been reported following a 4-year clinical... more
Washington State law on behavioral care balances parental rights, teens’ autonomy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
When Ben Packard met with the 16-year-old girl a little over a year ago, she was a patient at Seattle Children's Hospital, where she'd been admitted... more
Mom's murder case raises questions about what doctors knew  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The case of a Colorado mother accused of killing the daughter she presented as a dying girl with a host of diseases and a bucket list of wishes is raising... more
Discovery reveals why newer PD-1 targeted therapies sometimes fail  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute report a discovery that helps scientists understand why some... more
Evolving alongside other bacteria keeps hospital bug potent  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Bacteria that evolve in natural environments -- rather than laboratory tests -- may become resistant to phage treatments without losing their virulence, new research shows. more
Evolving alongside other bacteria keeps hospital bug potent  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Bacteria that evolve in natural environments—rather than laboratory tests—may become resistant to phage treatments without losing their virulence, new research shows. more
SARA robots could help improve elderly care in nursing homes and hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The rapidly ageing population is bringing new challenges to European society. Care institutions and hospitals are facing serious staffing shortages, as fewer and fewer... more
Freestanding emergency departments increase local market spending on care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Rather than functioning as substitutes for hospital-based emergency departments, freestanding emergency departments have increased local market spending on emergency care in three of four states' markets where they have entered,... more
Freestanding emergency departments increase local market spending on emergency care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Rather than functioning as substitutes for hospital-based emergency departments, freestanding emergency departments have increased local market spending on emergency care in three of four states' markets where they... more
When a freestanding emergency department comes to town, costs go up  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Rather than functioning as substitutes for hospital-based emergency departments, freestanding emergency departments have increased local market spending on emergency care in three of four states' markets... more
More brain pathology and hospitalizations associated with faster rate of cognitive decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer's pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to... more
Combination of more hospitalizations and brain pathologies linked to faster cognitive decline  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer's pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to... more
Hospitals Around The World Have A Dire Shortage Of Blood  NPR · 3 weeks
The first global analysis of blood supply and demand finds that many developing countries are relying on risky emergency donations. more
Support coaches for smoother transitions to home care and postoperative recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
With healthcare being an ever-changing landscape, bundled payments are becoming a more popular option for hospitals since it allows physicians to allocate a set amount of... more
Higher air pollution days trigger cardiac arrests and hospitalizations  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New data released today by King's and UK100, a network of local leaders, shows that hundreds of children and adults are suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrests or being sent to hospital... more
UChicago Medicine installs hands-only CPR kiosk in the Center for Care and Discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital, and almost 40% of those occur in public places. more
Unnecessary opioid prescribing after cesarean delivery remains high  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Nearly 90% of women who did not use opioids in the hospital after cesarean delivery were nonetheless discharged with a prescription for opioids, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019... more
Naloxone distribution increases rapidly after availability of kits at Ontario pharmacies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The distribution of naloxone kits in Ontario increased rapidly after they were made available free of charge through community pharmacies and reached almost 68,000 people in... more
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and IAEA team up to combat childhood cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The International Atomic Energy Agency and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are joining forces to combat childhood cancers in developing countries, where... more
VHA psychiatric units have lower rates of patient safety events than general hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Inpatient psychiatric units at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers have lower rates of adverse events and medical errors, compared to psychiatric... more
Study compares costs, outcomes of surgeries at teaching and non-teaching hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Patients with a high risk of dying after surgery, including those with multiple chronic diseases, benefit from undergoing general or vascular procedures at a major teaching... more
Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The parents of a newborn who died in a Pennsylvania hospital's neonatal intensive care unit allege in a lawsuit that hospital officials failed to protect their son from a lethal bacterial infection... more
Researchers to study efficacy of RESHAPE program to reduce stigma of primary care providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers from the George Washington University, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of... more
Leading children's hospitals to use multi-year federal grant to scale up genomics research collaboration  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
With a shared vision of accelerating genomic discovery and improving patient outcomes, leaders from Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of... more
‘Fear of falling’: How hospitals do even more harm by keeping patients in bed  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Dorothy Twigg was living on her own, cooking and walking without help until a dizzy spell landed her in the... more
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