Treatment & Outcomes

Not only do hospitals have to worry about getting patients better, but with the pressure of cutting costs they have to get patients better faster, because their outcomes are often tied to their reimbursement. Read about the latest approaches organizations are using to improve patient treatment and outcomes.


Nurse staffing and work environments affect survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest

Patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest have low survival rates—but why do some hospitals achieve higher survival than others? Higher nurse staffing levels and better working conditions may be part of the answer, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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By On Friday, December 11th, 2015

FDA approves first recombinant von Willebrand factor to treat bleeding episodes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vonvendi, von Willebrand factor (Recombinant), for use in adults 18 years of age and older who have von Willebrand disease (vWD). Vonvendi is the first FDA-approved recombinant von Willebrand factor, and is approved for the on-demand (as needed) treatment and control of bleeding episodes in adults diagnosed with VWD.  […]

By and On Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Stepped care may ward off depression in sight-impaired elderly

Reuters — For older people with age-related vision loss and at risk of developing depression, a type of treatment in which tailored options are only offered when necessary may help stave off both depression and anxiety, according to a recent European study.

By On Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Lilly stops development of diabetes treatment

Eli Lilly & Co said on Friday it scrapped development of an experimental diabetes treatment that had raised concerns of liver problems. Lilly had delayed applying for marketing the treatment —basal insulin peglispro — earlier in the year, after studies reported an increase in liver fat in patients.  A severe buildup of fats in the […]

By and On Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Stress and depression linked to stroke risk in diabetics

Reuters — People with diabetes are much more prone to depression and stress than other individuals, and these mental health problems in diabetics are tied to an increased risk of strokes and deaths from cardiovascular disease, a U.S. study suggests.  The worst outcomes may result when people with diabetes suffer from both stress and depression […]

By and On Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Doctors Urged to Practice ‘Conservative Diagnosis’

MedPage Today — Internist Gordon Schiff, MD, says there’s one thing he gives his patients that helps them deal with uncertainties in diagnosis: his cell phone number. “Every patient of mine has my cell phone number,” Schiff, who is not a concierge physician, said at the annual meeting here of the Society to Improve Diagnosis […]

By and On Thursday, August 20th, 2015

3 keys to improving patients’ sleep during hospital stays

Healthcare Business & Tech — Medical Team Meeting As Senior Man Sleeps In Hospital Room[/caption]One of the most significant factors affecting hospital patient recovery is rest. Thus the importance of a good night’s sleep can’t be stressed enough. But hospital practices often make it difficult for patients to rest they need. Many hospitals are working to change that.

By and On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Put on my favorite tunes – it’s time to operate

Modern Healthcare — It’s music to surgeons’ ears: Patients may emerge from surgery more quickly when operations are accompanied by the physician’s preferred soundtrack, the results of a small study suggest.

By On Friday, May 1st, 2015

The 10 Riskiest Medical Procedures

Anytime a patient is required to, or elects to, have surgery, there are always risks involved. Some surgeries, however, carry a higher risk due to the difficulty of the procedure, the importance of the organ and the part of the body being operated on.

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