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...
Functional impairment from COVID-19 may persist long after ICU discharge, studies suggest
Jul 21, 2021
Certain physical and mental health problems persist for years in some hospitalized survivors of acute respiratory diseases, suggesting that disability may be permanent for some severely ill COVID-19 patients...
Elder frailty a key predictor of survival following ICU admission, study finds
Jul 08, 2021
Severity of baseline frailty is a strong predictor of one-year survival in older adults facing critical illness. It also is key to informing treatment plans and goals of care for these individuals, researchers...
Post-acute care after COVID-19: What to expect
Apr 09, 2020
While there are many unknowns about coronavirus survivors’ future healthcare needs, a discharge model reveals what post-acute providers might soon be dealing with.
Clinical Briefs for Monday, March 23
Mar 23, 2020
Millions of seniors live in counties with no ICU beds, posing extra coronavirus dangers … Act’s passage means more masks for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 … CDC provides guidance on when workers...
What ‘do everything’ can mean
Angelo E. Volandes, M.D.
Feb 04, 2015
The day I met Mrs. Bartlett at my hospital, she was an 89-year-old long-stay nursing home resident with moderate-to-severe dementia who was being transferred to my hospitalist service for shortness of...
Elderly ICU, hospital patients might survive longer at home, research suggests
Mar 03, 2010
Seniors discharged from hospital or intensive care unit to skilled nursing facilities are significantly more likely to die within six months than those discharged home, according to a new study.
Intensive care units may be breeding grounds for drug-resistant super bugs, report suggests
Dec 03, 2009
As many as 71% of the world’s intensive care patients are receiving antibiotic treatment, which could lead to an increase in drug-resistant super bugs, a new study suggests.