The next hospital crisis may be dementia behavioral emergencies, psychiatrist says … Neurologists prescribing Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm talk about practices and payments … Patients with diabetes may...
Cheap antidepressant cuts early COVID risks, may rival antibody therapy, researchers say
Oct 29, 2021
Outpatient treatment with the commonly available drug fluvoxamine (Luvox) compares favorably with more expensive treatments such as monoclonal antibodies, investigators say.
Anticoagulants tied to 43 percent lower risk of COVID hospitalization
Sep 29, 2021
Patients who take anticoagulants before contracting COVID-19 are 43% less likely to be admitted to the hospital, and those who are given the drugs while hospitalized are less likely to die, according to...
COVID-19 hospitalization rates 30 times higher in the unvaccinated, CDC finds
Aug 26, 2021
Despite the known effectiveness of U.S.-sanctioned COVID-19 vaccines, some fully vaccinated individuals will still become infected. But their unvaccinated peers have five times the risk of infection and...
Vaccination cuts flu hospitalization for seniors by 41 percent, study finds
Jan 06, 2021
Researchers assessed the effectiveness of the 2019-2020 influenza vaccine in a group of 3,000 adults. There was less likelihood of hospital admission among the 67% who received a vaccination.
Additional pulmonary rehab sessions boost survival in COPD post-acute care
May 12, 2020
Starting pulmonary rehab within 90 days of hospitalization for COPD has significant survival benefits. More sessions further improve patient outcomes.
More meds equals greater hospitalization risk in senior cancer patients
Mar 23, 2020
A deeper battle to deprescribe medications for cancer patients undergoing intravenous chemotherapy is necessary, researchers say.
Falls among oldest Americans increasing, but outcomes improving
Mar 22, 2018
More U.S. patients 90 and older are being hospitalized for fall-related injuries, but a new study shows they may have better outcomes than in the past.
Non-drug interventions reduce delirium: study
Feb 03, 2015
Providers could reduce rates of delirium and its attendant injuries from falls and save the healthcare system $10 billion a year if they practiced better interventions, according to a new study.
Empowering nurse practitioners could reduce hospitalizations from SNFs, study finds
Aug 29, 2014
Granting more authority to nurse practitioners is associated with reduced hospitalization of skilled nursing facility residents, according to recently published findings.