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Using nutrition software on GE's Carescape R860, The Jewish Hospital was able to reduce the amount of time ventilated patients remained in the ICU by 28%, which resulted in a cost savings of nearly $9,000 per patient.
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Illinois state officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town.
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A University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine review reveals research-based guidance to improve compliance when treating sepsis.
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A new study will infect study participants with a strain of RSV to see how the infections develops and investigate a possible treatment.
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A Brown University study of the records of nursing home residents affirms the value of the flu vaccine in senior adults.
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A team of researchers released recommendations against the use of Pseudomonas aeruginosa vaccines in patients with cystic fibrosis.
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The respiratory care program of Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia recently received accreditation, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
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In a large pediatric cardiac arrest study, researchers found that survival was highest, particularly among teens, when care was given within 10 to 35 minutes on the scene under the treatment of a paramedic.
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The FDA has fast-tracked Cempra Inc’s solithromycin intravenous and capsules to treat community acquired bacterial pneumonia.
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Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve care quality and to lower costs, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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The FDA has ordered three tobacco companies to stop claiming their cigarettes are "additive-free" or "natural."
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Combination therapy with ambrisentan and tadalafil can significantly reduce the risk of clinical-failure events for pulmonary arterial hypertension patients compared with either drug alone.
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Children in nonshockable cardiac arrest who did not receive epinephrine within 5 minutes of the event (21%) had a lower likelihood of survival than children who did (33%).
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States with the most effective vaccination policies had 37.74 fewer cases of B. pertussis per 100,000 residents.
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A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute has developed an improved sepsis device that cleanses pathogens and toxins from blood flowing through a dialysis-like circuit.
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Four patients at a veterans home in Illinois have died of Legionnaires' disease and six inmates at San Quentin State Prison in Northern California have become ill, CNN reports.
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An editorial published in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services emphasizes the need for EMS personnel to be prepared for patient suctioning, should the need arise.
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Measured levels of the protein NLRX1 are a sign of cigarette induced emphysema, similar to the lung destruction that is seen in patients with COPD.
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Vaccines that protect against multiple flu strains are possible, but it will likely be some time before a "universal" vaccine is available for human use.
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Quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life, and improved mental health.