Echoes of SARS mark 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak
January 28, 2020
One-third of patients hospitalized for 2019 novel coronavirus infection required ICU admission, and six of the 41 (15%) died.
Transfusion-related lung injury is on the rise in elderly patients
November 14, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – Researchers at the Food and Drug Administration examined trends in potentially life-threatening or fatal transfusion-related adverse events in patients aged 65 years and older.
Preop anemia management saves blood, costs
November 14, 2018
BOSTON – Managing anemia prior to cardiac surgery saved a hospital more than $100,000 in transfusion costs in a pilot program.
Rapid bacterial testing of platelets saves money, reduces waste
October 30, 2018
BOSTON – Annual costs savings approached $89,000 and fewer units of platelets were discarded because of expiration.
Protocol violations, missed transfusions among blood delivery errors
October 16, 2018
BOSTON – Nearly one-third of transfusion errors reported by pediatric units were linked to a “this kid is special” hubris among providers, investigators said.
Need blood STAT? Call for a drone
October 14, 2018
BOSTON – Autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles bring blood to remote hospitals in Africa, but a U.S.-based system will need to overcome significant regulatory hurdles.
Are higher rifampin doses for pulmonary TB more effective?
March 29, 2018
Higher rifampin doses than customarily used offer better control of TB with safety.
Hospital urine screening reduces TB deaths in HIV+ adults
March 12, 2018
Urine screening for TB can lower deaths in HIV-positive hospitalized patients.