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January 25, 2013
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  Critical Care Update 
  • Less ventilation, delirium with ABCDE bundle, report says
    The ABCDE bundle developed at Vanderbilt University reduces patient delirium and days spent on a ventilator, according to a University of Nebraska Medical Center study presented at SCCM's 42nd Critical Care Congress. The bundle includes a delirium assessment tool and calls for care coordination among ICU nurses and respiratory therapists. It uses methods such as awakening trials, spontaneous breathing tests, and early mobilization and ambulation. Medscape (free registration) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Data show HFOV is not effective for respiratory distress
    Data from two studies showed ICU patients with moderate to severe respiratory distress did not benefit from high-frequency oscillatory ventilation. The OSCILLATE trial, which was halted early, found HFOV increased in-hospital mortality rates when compared with standard ventilation, researchers reported at the SCCM annual meeting and in the New England Journal of Medicine. MedPage Today (free registration) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Higher ECMO volume leads to lower mortality risks, data show
    Pediatric hospitals that have a high volume of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cases have a 25% lower risk of patient death, while those with a medium volume had a 14% lower risk, compared with low-volume centers, researchers reported at SCCM's annual meeting. Researchers said the minimum benchmark should be from 20 to 25 cases yearly to achieve the better outcomes. MedPage Today (free registration) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Medicine in the News 
  • CDC: New norovirus strain spreads in U.S.
    A new norovirus strain, first detected in Australia last March, is spreading across the U.S., causing 141 of the 266 norovirus outbreaks reported from September through December, CDC officials said. They also reported a rise in outbreaks of sickness caused by the consumption of raw milk. The findings appear in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. USA Today (1/24), WebMD (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.Y. hospital group develops palliative care bundle
    Members of the Greater New York Hospital Association have created a palliative care bundle that includes a tool for identifying patients, steps for creating a patient plan, and post-discharge strategies for patient care and family caregivers. The association's project manager Sara Kaplan-Levenson said the group is waiting for hospitals to report back on how effective the bundle is before determining its next step. Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends and Technology 
  • Drug-resistant bacteria are "a hidden epidemic"
    Bacteria are quickly becoming resistant to known antibiotics, and few new drugs are being developed to fill the void, experts say. Antibiotics are not as profitable for drugmakers as drugs to treat chronic diseases, so the federal government should develop a system to reward discovery and development of new antibiotics, says infectious-disease specialist Jeffrey Jacobson. The Philadelphia Inquirer (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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