Malnourished U.S. inpatients often go untreated
June 10, 2018
Malnourishment is seldom flagged or treated in patients admitted to the hospital.
Opioids still overprescribed for postop pain management
May 29, 2018
Excessive opioid prescriptions can lead to waste and misuse.
Postop delirium management proposed as hospital performance measure
May 25, 2018
Delirium rates varied across hospitals.
MDR Candida auris is on the move
May 24, 2018
MADRID - C. auris made its first appearance in Spain 2 years ago, and infection control specialists are still struggling to eradicate it.
FDA approves Doptelet for liver disease patients undergoing procedures
May 22, 2018
Avatrombopag (Doptelet) is the first drug approved for thrombocytopenia in adults who have chronic liver disease and are undergoing a procedure.
ESBL-resistant bacteria spread in hospital despite strict contact precautions
May 14, 2018
Adherence to strict contact isolation and hand hygiene is never 100% in a real-life scenario.
Haloperidol does not prevent delirium in ICU patients
March 7, 2018
Researchers explore the effects of giving prophylactic haloperidol to ICU patients.
Multidisciplinary care improves surgical outcomes for elderly patients
January 29, 2018
Interdisciplinary perioperative care associated with fewer complications, rehospitalizations for seniors.
Keep PCI patients on aspirin for noncardiac surgery
November 15, 2017
ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Perioperative aspirin is more likely to help than harm PCI patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.
Some measures to control HAI sound better than they perform
November 1, 2017
SAN DIEGO – A panel at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress weighed in on the value of a variety or measures available to control hospital-acquired infections.