Pulmonology/Critical Care

Reducing VTE Risk After Hip & Knee Replacement | Feature

New AAOS guidelines recommend postoperative pharmacoprophylaxis, compression, and early mobilization to prevent venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing elective hip and knee replacement surgery.

CPAP Improves LV Function in OSA | News Brief

British research suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy appears to improve structural and functional changes in left ventricular (LV) function that result from moderate-to-severe obstructive

Expeditors in EDs: Facilitating Patient Throughput | Opinion Article

Oregon Health & Science University found that the use of an expeditor in the emergency department was associated with decreased length of stay and ambulance diversion, providing encouraging data on possible techniques to reduce barriers to patient throughput.

A New Anesthesia Delivery Workstation | News Brief

A high-performance anesthesia delivery system (Arkon, OSI Systems) has received 510(k) marketing clearance from the FDA. The system provides anesthesiologists with reliable tools for monitoring patients under

Managing Postoperative Pulmonary Complications | Feature

Coupling a multifaceted approach to patient care with better awareness and education may reduce the incidence and impact of postoperative pulmonary complications on health outcomes and healthcare cost.

Dead People Don’t Get Bronchitis — Thoughts on Zithromax | Medical Blog

It was during my residency that the first indication of heart toxicity of antibiotics affected me personally. The threat was related to the use of the first of

Pediatric Fracture-Related Pain: The Crowding Effect | Feature

New data suggest that ED crowding appears to decrease the timeliness and effectiveness of analgesia delivery for children with fracture-related pain. Efforts to mitigate ED crowding may help.

LVR-Coil Treatment Promising for Emphysema | News Brief

A lung volume reduction coil (LVR-coil) device appears to be promising in the treatment of patients with severe emphysema, according to results from a small international study.

bronchopneumonia video
bronchopneumonia video

Bronchopneumonia with Micro-Abscesses | eMedia

Histopathological image of bronchopneumonia with micro-abscesses. Video provided by: Washington Deceit

Cannunulation
Cannunulation

Cannulation | eMedia

Many cardiac operations are carried out with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass which is achieved with the introduction of many cannulas and lines carrying blood to and

Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2012 Annual Congress | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at the 2012 Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Critical Care Congress from February 4-8 in Houston. The features below highlight just some of

Reducing Exacerbations in COPD | Feature

COPD exacerbations increase morbidity and mortality and have a significant impact on patients, but having an action plan can prevent these events and reduce the burden of the disease.

COPD: Coming to a Consensus | Opinion Article

Approximately 24 million Americans have airway obstruction that is suggestive of COPD. With close to 125,000 annual deaths attributed to the disease, COPD now ranks as the

COPD Exacerbations by Season | News Brief

Exacerbations of COPD appear to be more severe between November and February, contributing to increased morbidity during the winter, according to a British analysis. Significantly more exacerbations

Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 2012 Annual Congress | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at the 2012 Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Critical Care Congress from February 4-8 in Houston. The features below highlight just some of

The 2011 Veith Symposium | Conference Coverage

Highlights from the 2011 Veith Symposium include a novel device for clampless, bloodless vascular surgery; treatments for asymptomatic carotid stenosis; an ultrasound technique for acute PE; and more.

Statins Improve Brain Injury Survival Rates by 76% | Medical Blog

Patients taking cholesterol-lowering statins when admitted to the hospital for a brain injury are 76% more likely to survive than those who are not taking the drugs,

Top 10 Drug Markups in the Gray Market | Medical Blog

On average, drugs in short supply are being marked up by 650% on the gray market, according to an analysis released last week by the Premier Healthcare

Diagnosis & Treatment Often Delayed in Hypertension Patients | Medical Blog

Results of a national study indicate that 20% of all patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) suffer with the disease for more than 2 years before obtaining

CDC Releases Statement on PCR Use for Pertussis | News Brief

The CDC has issued a statement on best practices for use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to diagnose pertussis. The statement, available at www.cdc.gov/pertussis/clinical, provides information for

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