HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)

RISK OF DEATH FROM BLOODSTREAM INFECTION GREATER IN LESS SEVERELY ILL

In a large cohort of patients from 5 intensive care units (ICUs), patients who developed bloodstream infections while in the unit were 7 times more likely to die that those who did not develop such infections. In addition, researchers found that the mortality rate among the less severely ill ICU patients who developed a bloodstream infection was higher than that for more severely ill patients. The researchers found that among 2,783 ICU adult patients, 269 developed a unit-associated bloodstream infection over approximately a 20-month study period. According to the authors, bloodstream infections are a common healthcare associated infection among intensive care unit patients. They said that most bloodstream infections stem from intravascular catheters. Catheter-associated bloodstream infections represent approximately 15 percent of all ICU infections. In this study, 10 percent of the study population had documented ICU-associated bloodstream infections during their ICU stay. Of the 269 patients with documented bloodstream infections, 140 (56 percent) died in the hospital. Cirrhosis of the liver and admission to the hospital for more than 2 days before ICU admission were also found to significantly increase the death rate. This assemblage of patients represented the largest group ever studied to assess the association between mortality and ICU-associated bloodstream infection. The researchers said that their study supports implementing interventions to prevent bloodstream infection in less severely ill patients in the ICU, as well as in at-risk patients on general medical and surgical floors. The study appears in the second issue for March 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN OBESITY AND CHILDHOOD WHEEZING AND ASTHMA

Researchers showed that obesity, defin
'"/>

Contact: Cathy Carlomagno
ccarlomagno@thoracic.org
212-315-6442
American Thoracic Society
15-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act
2. Definition of persistent vegetative state available from American Academy of Neurology
3. African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
4. New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
5. Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
6. Researchers say breast cancer in Africa may provide clues to the disease in African-Americans
7. Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke
8. Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session
9. American Academy of Neurology presents 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach
10. News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
11. American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... The Mount Sinai Health System ... research firm Statista. , Mount Sinai was ranked No. 3 in the “Healthcare & ... The Health System is New York City’s largest academic medical system, including eight hospitals, ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... ... A January 7 article from Good Housekeeping details the possible ... the president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons who says that the causes ... person’s facial structure including an undefined jawline, a loss of elasticity in the skin, ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... 23, 2020 , ... The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of ... in Tulsa, to provide patients with unprecedented access to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ... HGE Health’s digital symptom management platform, which allows RespirCare to proactively reach out ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... , ... January 23, 2020 , ... ... living with memory impairment, has announced the Best Memory Care Facilities in Santa ... to experts, facility features and amenities. , According to the Alzheimer’s ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... MemoryCare.com , a ... the Best Memory Care Facilities in Pensacola, Florida. The guide identifies 7 memory ... , According to the Alzheimer’s Association , 5.6 million people age 65 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2020 , ... Please join ... she begins her term as the Society’s president for 2020. Dr. Dorbala is the ... and is an associate professor of radiology at Harvard. Over more than 20 years ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2020 , ... ... Inc. 5000 fastest growing company, today announced a strategic partnership with the Idaho ... , Through this partnership, Aeroflow Healthcare will provide IPN patients with its full ...
(Date:1/22/2020)... ... January 22, 2020 , ... Natreon, a nutritional ingredient ... Terminalia chebula. This newly granted patent expands Natreon’s strong patent portfolio to a total ... primary claim in this patent is, “a method of treating osteoarthritis in a mammal, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: