An in-hospital mobility assistance program prevented loss of community mobility 1 month after discharge, a recent study found. ... Mobility program participants received support from a trained research assistant, who helped them set daily goals and
Patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) may benefit from systemic corticosteroid therapy, according to a recent study. ... Hand-hygiene interventions in hospitals effectively increase compliance in health care workers, and more
The retrospective cohort study used the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative to analyze 188,208 patients admitted for hip fracture from 2000 to 2011. ... These results differ from those of a recent Swedish study, which found lower
from the ED, even though most lacked an appropriate clinical indication, according to a recent study. ... Results appeared in a research letter published in the October JAMA Internal Medicine.
It is not understood biologically as well as it could be, but it is an active area of research,” he said. ... The guidelines aren't specific on timing, in part, because there isn't enough evidence-based research on the topic, experts said.
Readmission rates weren't meaningfully lower for hospitals with better adherence to recommended care processes, the authors of a recent study concluded. ... Opioids are a major contributor to drug overdose deaths, either when taken alone or in
The authors also called for research to determine whether Aβ40 could be a therapeutic target to prevent ACS or improve outcomes after it has occurred. ... hemorrhage with combination antiplatelet therapy than with aspirin alone, according to a recent
Many physicians use outdated practices to assess the neurological function of patients after cardiac arrest, according to a recent survey of specialists. ... The study authors noted that although these used to be considered robust predictors, more recent
Certain components of standard ventilator bundles may have a better effect on outcomes than others, according to a recent study. ... Adjustments were made for demographic characteristics, comorbid conditions, type of unit, illness severity, recent
A program focused on enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) was associated with decreased length of stay and postoperative complication rates, according to a recent study. ... A bundle of interventions reduced ventilator-associated events in ICUs in