In the Journals

Interventions push NICU vaccination coverage beyond 90%

October 17, 2019
A set of interventions aimed at increasing provider knowledge of routine newborn immunizations and addressing parental vaccine hesitancy improved…

In the Journals

PCSK9 variants not linked to sepsis risk

September 11, 2019
New data published in JAMA Network Open show that PCSK9 genetic variants were not associated with the risk for sepsis or sepsis outcomes in patients…

In the Journals

Patient order errors in NICUs more common for twins, multiple births

September 5, 2019
Results of a study conducted at six New York NICUs suggested that multiple-birth infants are at an increased risk for wrong-patient order errors…

In the Journals

Personalized mechanical ventilation fails to reduce mortality in ARDS

August 30, 2019
In patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, personalizing mechanical ventilation based on lung morphology did not decrease mortality at 90…

In the Journals

Almost all electric scooter drivers who crash do not wear helmets

August 30, 2019
Helmet use was “extremely rare” and alcohol consumption beyond the legal limit and illicit substance use “was common” among…

In the Journals

Mortality rates decreasing in cystic fibrosis patients treated with invasive mechanical ventilation

August 29, 2019
Mortality rates in adults with cystic fibrosis treated with invasive mechanical ventilation have decreased over time, suggesting mechanical…

In the Journals

Hospital choice could affect pediatric mortality during emergencies

August 23, 2019
Findings published in Pediatrics suggest that a child’s chance of survival in an emergency may depend on the hospital where they receive care…

In the Journals

Mortality risk higher with severe hyperoxemia in pediatric ICU

August 21, 2019
Critically ill children who experience severe hyperoxemia in the pediatric ICU may have a higher risk for in-hospital mortality, according to data…

In the Journals

Researchers suggest adding U. parvum to differential diagnosis for immunocompromised kids

August 20, 2019
A case report published in Pediatrics recently detailed the illness of a girl aged 12 years with leukemia who developed hyperammonemic…

In the Journals

Persistent immune dysregulation after sepsis associated with worse long-term outcomes

August 7, 2019
Persistent dysregulated immune response after hospital discharge, which was common among patients who were hospitalized for sepsis, may increase the…

In the Journals

Dedicated rapid response teams yield better outcomes for in-hospital cardiac arrest

July 29, 2019
The hospitals with the best outcomes for in-hospital cardiac arrest were, compared with other hospitals, more likely to have rapid response teams…

Feature

Q&A: High-sensitivity troponin assays may help diagnose more than MI

July 22, 2019
Cardiac troponin assays have been used clinically for approximately 30 years by cardiologists and other health care practitioners to diagnose MI…

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Online simulated patient cases may improve care, reduce costs in sepsis and heart failure

July 17, 2019
Hospitalists who participated in online training cases for sepsis and heart failure provided improved care to their patients, resulting in reduced…

FDA News

More than 25,000 infant warmers recalled after skull fractures

July 16, 2019
GE Healthcare has recalled 25,204 Giraffe Infant Warmers and Panda i-Res Infant Warmers manufactured between Oct. 1, 2007, and Feb. 28, 2019…

CDC ‘asks for your help’ in early AFM recognition, reporting

July 9, 2019
The CDC reported today that 233 patients in 41 states were affected by acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 2018. Although most of these patients…

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MI probability, outcomes may be predicted with high-sensitivity troponin

June 27, 2019
A risk assessment tool that incorporated high-sensitivity troponin I or troponin T concentrations determined which patients had an MI when presenting…

Meeting News

PICU terminal cleaning fails to decontaminate air ducts, floors

June 19, 2019
Research presented at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, or APIC, suggests that…

In the Journals

Pediatric marijuana ingestions increase following legalization

June 13, 2019
Pediatric ingestions of marijuana substantially increased among young children after it was legalized in several states, according to research…

Meeting News

Four novel sepsis phenotypes identified

May 29, 2019
DALLAS — A new study has identified four clinical phenotypes of sepsis that may allow more precise therapy and improve care of critically ill…

In the Journals

Burden of RSV-related hospitalization continues after discharge for caregivers

May 21, 2019
Caregivers of premature infants infected with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, experience high levels of stress. Research published in Clinical