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Critical Care News (1248)

Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - A novel bioinformatics approach can predict vaccine effectiveness for the influenza season, and indicates that the current vaccines are likely to be effective against H3N2 flu viruses in the U.S. 2017/2018 flu season, according to research published onlin Read More >
Flu Vaccine Expected to Protect Against Most U.S. H3N2 Viruses
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Severe functional limitations are reported among children with microcephaly and laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection in infancy, according to research published in the Dec. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbid Read More >
Functional Limitations Ongoing With Congenital Zika
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Requiring insurers that participate in Medicare or Medicaid to also participate in Marketplaces in the same geographic area could improve access to insurance, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Read More >
Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 - High-sensitivity troponin assay can identify patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndrome at very low risk for 30-day adverse cardiac events, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More >
Serial hsTnT Level IDs Risk of 30-Day Adverse Cardiac Event
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - For postoperative patients there is considerable variation in the amount of opioids prescribed at hospital discharge, according to research published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Read More >
Amount of Opioids Prescribed After Hospital Discharge Varies
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - Hospital admissions of patients with Clostridium difficile infection and accompanying acute kidney injury are increasing, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Read More >
<i>C. Difficile</i> + Kidney Injury Admissions Are Up
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 - In-hospital mortality among patients with atrial fibrillation is higher in rural hospitals than in urban hospitals, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in Heart Rhythm. Read More >
In-Hospital Deaths in A-Fib Patients Higher in Rural Areas
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 - Health care spending growth slowed in 2016 following faster growth in 2014 and 2015, according to research published online Dec. 6 in Health Affairs. Read More >
Deceleration in Health Care Spending Growth in 2016