Tag: intensive care unit (icu)

Idaho Hospitals Nearly Buckling in Relentless COVID Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The intensive care rooms at St. Luke’s...

COVID-Clogged ICUs ‘Terrify’ Those With Chronic, Emergency Illness

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jessica Gosnell, MD, 41, from Portland, Oregon, lives daily with the...

New Cases Rise to Winter Levels

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Weekly cases of COVID-19 in children topped 100,000 for the first...

New Rules for Unvaccinated People, Delta Continues to Surge

These are the global coronavirus stories you need to know about this week. As hospitalizations for Covid-19 continue to increase in Israel, with a significant share...

Hospitals Struggle to Find Nurses, Beds, Even Oxygen as Delta Surges

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The state of Mississippi is out of intensive care unit (ICU)...

Ravages of COVID Surge Evident Inside Missouri Hospital

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Billie Barker with her son Brody, 6, uses her cellphone to...

The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis’ Deadly Toll

Patients with infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) are more likely to experience organ failure and mortality, which makes identifying them as quickly as possible especially crucial....

Avoid Excess Oxygen in Mechanically Ventilated Patients?

The respiratory therapists at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, know when Lina Miyakawa, MD, starts a week in the ICU, because she turns down...

Lower Testosterone in Men Tied to Severe COVID Cases

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. While men have been shown to have greater risk of COVID-19...

Increased Risk for Suicide, Self-harm in ICU Survivors

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Critically ill adults who survive a stint in the intensive care...

COVID Outcomes Similar With ECMO or Mechanical Ventilation

Severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) had similar survival to hospital discharge and long-term outcomes as survivors treated with mechanical ventilation...

Families Thwart COVID-19 Patient Transfers as Third Wave Grips France

PARIS (Reuters) – In March, emergency room doctor Frederic Adnet needed to move COVID-19 patients from his fast-filling Paris hospital to less hard-hit regions of...

CDC Data Strengthens Link Between Obesity and Severe COVID

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Officials have previously linked being overweight or obese to a greater risk for more...

Vaccines Came Too Late for at Least 400 Medical Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As health care workers in the U.S. began lining up for...

Israel Seeing Mortality Decline in Vaccinated Age Group

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Three weeks after Israel started giving second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech...

Kids in ICU for COVID Are Likely to be Older, Black, Have Asthma

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Little has been known about children sick enough with COVID-19 to...

California Keeps Key Virus Data Out of Public Sight

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the...

Full-Dose Anticoagulation Reduces Need for Life Support in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Full-dose anticoagulation was superior to low, prophylactic doses in reducing the...

ED Doc Fired for COVID Tweets Talks to Biden, Returns to Job

Cleavon Gilman, MD, 41, has had a speech impediment since he was young. He has trouble with certain sounds, such the “st” in “stutter.” That’s...

California Bypasses Tough Nurse Care Rules Amid Virus Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nerissa Black was already having a hard...

How One Health System Balances COVID Surge, Vaccination Drive

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths reach new highs nationally, one...

California Hits Record COVID-19 Deaths as New Variant Found

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County surpassed 10,000 deaths from...

Scant Risk for SARS-CoV-2 From Hospital Air

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Everywhere they look within hospitals, researchers find RNA from SARS-CoV-2 in...

Black Doctor Dies of COVID After Alleging Subpar Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. “This is how Black people get killed.” These are some of...

Hand Hygiene in Pediatric ICUs: Identifying Areas for Improvement

A multidisciplinary team seeking to measure compliance with hand hygiene (HH) practices in pediatric ICUs across Europe found compliance was comparable and relatively high among...