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Long-Lasting Depressive Symptoms And Physical Impairment Often Follow ICU Stays

Critically ill patients who recover from a potentially deadly syndrome known as acute lung injury frequently emerge with new, apparently long-lasting depressive symptoms and new physical impairments that make them unable to perform many daily tasks, Johns Hopkins research suggests. Results of the new study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, […]

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Multiple Surgeries And Anesthesia Exposure Before Age 2 Linked To Learning Disabilities

Every year millions of babies and toddlers receive general anesthesia for procedures ranging from hernia repair to ear surgery. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester have found a link among children undergoing multiple surgeries requiring general anesthesia before age 2 and learning disabilities later in childhood.

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Study Finds Some Hospitalized Children Exposed To Many Medications And Therapeutic Agents

Some hospitalized pediatric patients, particularly those with rare conditions, may be exposed to many drugs and therapeutic agents, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. According to background information in the article, many drugs used for children in the hospital setting do not […]

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Children And Adolescents With Psychiatric Disorders Have Increased Inpatient Hospitalization Rates, While Elderly Admissions Decrease

Over a 10-year period, rates of short-stay inpatient hospitalizations increased for children and adolescents but decreased for elderly who had a primary psychiatric diagnosis, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The article also finds the proportion of inpatient days paid for by private […]

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Discussions Of Religion And Spirituality Increases Hospital Patients’ Overall Satisfaction

Hospitalized patients who had conversations about religion and spirituality with the healthcare team were the most satisfied with their overall care. However, 20 percent of patients who would have valued these discussions say their desires went unmet, according to a new study by Joshua Williams from the University of Chicago and his colleagues. Their work […]

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Emergency Departments Need To Better Support Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment, Including Dementia And Delirium

More needs to be done to improve the care that older adults with cognitive impairment – including dementia and delirium – receive when they visit hospital emergency departments, according to a research review in the July issue of theJournal of Advanced Nursing. Researchers from the University of Alberta reviewed 15 studies published between 1994 and […]

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Small, Rural Hospitals Show Poorer Results On Measures of Quality of Care And Patient Outcomes

In an analysis of data from more than 4,500 hospitals that serve Medicare beneficiaries, critical access hospitals (CAHs; no more than 25 acute care beds, located more than 35 miles from the nearest hospital) had fewer clinical capabilities, worse measured processes of care and higher rates of death for patients with heart attack, congestive heart […]

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