Tag: Patient mortality

Study: Thrombectomy beneficial in high-risk acute stroke patients with large infarct

Editor's Note Building on previous evidence favoring thrombectomy even in high-risk cases, the prospective randomized LASTE trial finds the surgical procedure could reduce mortality and improve funcational outcomes in patients with acute stroke and large infarct of unrestricted size. Medpage Today reported the news May 8. Originally published in the…

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By: Matt Danford
May 16, 2024
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Study: 10% of deaths after PCI preventable

Editor's Note New data show 10% of deaths from percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a common and minimally invasive procedure to unclog arteries, are preventable. The study appeared in PLOS ONE on March 27. PCI is one of the most common surgical procedures. More than 500,000 Americans undergo the procedure each…

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By: Brita Belli
April 9, 2024
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Study links nurses’ intention to quit, patient mortality

Editor's Note A study published March 8 in the journal Health Policy finds that nurses’ intention to leave the profession has a significant association with patient mortality.   Researchers looked at data from approximately 37,000 patients aged 50 and older admitted to 15 public hospitals in Italy in 2015 for…

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By: Brita Belli
March 15, 2024
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Researchers test alternative approach to ranking US heart transplant candidates

Editor's Note The current method for identifying heart transplant candidates with the most urgent need might not be the best one. In a study published February 13 in Jama Network, a candidate risk score incorporating the latest clinical, laboratory, and hemodynamic data out-performed the current treatment-based categorical allocation system.  …

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By: Matt Danford
February 29, 2024
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Study: COVID-19 could elevate risk of surgical mortality, complications

Editor's Note Due to its impact on a variety of organ systems, COVID-19 could elevate perioperative risks even among patients with mild symptoms, according to a study published in the February 2024 issue of Anesthesiology. Focused on patients presenting for elective inpatient surgery between April 2020 and April 2021, the…

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By: Matt Danford
February 16, 2024
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AI tool determines postoperative mortality risk

Editor's Note A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai could help doctors better understand which patients are at greatest risk of dying following surgery, according to a December 15 report in Newswise. Based on findings originally published in the Lancet Digital…

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By: Brita Belli
December 19, 2023
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Balanced IV solutions may benefit critically ill patients

Editor's Note Using balanced solutions in intravenous fluid (IV) therapy instead of saline can reduce the risk of death in critically ill patients in intensive care by 4%. These findings were published by The Lancet Respiratory Medicine on November 30. Patients in intensive care typically receive IV fluids, which can…

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By: Brita Belli
November 30, 2023
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Disparity in core cancer services at hospitals serving Black, Hispanic patients

Editor's Note Hospitals that serve a high number of Black and Hispanic patients are much less likely to have advanced medical equipment and core services needed to provide effective cancer care. These research findings were published in JAMA Oncology on November 16.  The researchers analyzed patient data from 4,373 hospitals,…

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By: Brita Belli
November 17, 2023
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Higher performing ICUs had significantly lower mortality rates during pandemic

Editor's Note High-performance intensive care units (ICUs) may have better patient outcomes during health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new findings published by the journal CHEST. The study, titled "The association between pre-pandemic ICU performance and mortality variation in COVID-19: A multicenter cohort study of 35,619 critically…

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By: Brita Belli
October 18, 2023
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Study: Black, Hispanic patients more likely to die post-surgery than white patients

Editor's Note A new study found that Black and Hispanic patients are significantly more likely to die after a surgical procedure than white patients, Newsweek October 15 reports. The findings were presented at the 2023 Anesthesiology annual meeting. The study analyzed over a million surgical procedures at 7,740 US hospitals…

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By: Brita Belli
October 16, 2023
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