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Study: Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in ICU utilization
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:32:36 -0400
A new study suggests that states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) saw a decline in ICU utilization among patients hospitalized for conditions for which hospitalizations may have been prevented through early interventions.
Oral antibiotic use may increase risk of developing kidney stones, shows study
Fri, 11 May 2018 06:29:09 -0400
Pediatric researchers have found that children and adults treated with some oral antibiotics have a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones.
Study: One-third of bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis induced by MDR bacteria
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:01:12 -0400
A worldwide study initiated to investigate the epidemiology and outcomes of bacterial infections in hospitalized patients with liver cirrhosis has reported a prevalence of multi-drug-resistant bacteria of 34% and significant regional differences in the risk of developing a multi-drug-resistant infection.
Antibiotics could benefit women suffering from chronic bladder pain
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:23:17 -0400
Antibiotics can successfully help rid a patient of chronic urinary tract infection symptoms. This is the finding of a new clinical study led by Sheela Swamy of University College London in the UK.
Study explores antibiotic use and UTIs among nursing home residents
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:26:00 -0400
In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of nursing homes in the tropics, one in five residents had received antibiotics within the last 30 days.
Clinician re-examines evidence on re-use of catheters and UTIs in people with spinal cord injuries
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:58:44 -0400
People with spinal cord injuries rely on catheters to empty their bladder. When a well-respected publication concluded that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection, it didn't sit right with a Vancouver clinician and researcher.
National health collaborative efforts can help reduce infection rates in nursing homes
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:32:00 -0400
Each year, 150,000 U.S. nursing home residents will receive a urinary catheter--half of whom will develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
Common factors that could change your PSA test results
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 04:35:15 -0400
Most men in their 50s, who face an increasing risk of prostate cancer as they age, are familiar with the common screening exam known as the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. But many are less familiar with how the test works and why different factors, such as prescription medications and infections, can influence the test results.
Study: Patients with intellectual disability more likely to hospitalized for potentially preventable conditions
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:01:15 -0400
People with intellectual disabilities are five times more likely to be admitted to hospital with potentially preventable conditions, new research shows.
Drinking plenty of water may reduce risk of UTIs in women prone to infection
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:21:10 -0400
Drinking an additional three pints of water a day may keep the urinary tract infection (UTI) away - at least for women who are prone - suggests a study being presented at IDWeek 2017.