Vasopressin was not better than epinephrine for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
- Sweat Your Heart? Sauna for CHF. Greenfeld, Russell H. // Alternative Medicine Alert;Feb2012, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p20
THE RESEARCHERS BEHIND THIS CLINICAL INTERVENTION trial sought to assess the impact of Waon therapy (repeated sauna therapy) on exercise tolerance in people with congestive heart failure (CHF). Subjects had to have stable, compensated NYHA functional class II heart failure and/or previous...
- AHRQ reports sharp drop in some inpatient mortality rates. // AHA News;10/15/2007, Vol. 43 Issue 21, p8
The article discusses the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) report on the decline of inpatient mortality rates for 12 common diagnoses and surgical procedures from 1994-2004. According to AHRQ, the heart attack mortality rate fell by 43 per 1,000 admissions over the period...
- Quality watch. Montague, Jim; Pitman, Hilarie // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;2/5/96, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p14
Reports on the benefits of extensive patient education and follow-up care to treat congestive heart failure. Comparison of costs; Implications.
- Final Notes. Wassersug, Joseph D. // Cortlandt Forum;11/25/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p48
Narrates a medical experience with a patient diagnosed with congestive heart failure in the United States. Difficulty of the patient in breathing; Decision of the patient to give up its job as a shoemaker; Disappointments of the patient in life.
- Hospitalized CHF patients have a poor prognosis, but those who do survive do well. // Modern Medicine;Jul98, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p31
Presents an abstract of the article `Outcomes of Acute Exacerbation of Severe Congestive Heart Failure: Quality of Life, Resource Use, and Survival,' by P. Jaagoslid, N. V. Dawson, et al from the `Archives of Internal Medicine' dated may 25, 1998.
- Failure to comply with CHF therapy is common among elderly. Hurley, Mary Lou // RN;Jul94, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p78
Reports on non-compliance in medications among elderly congestive heart failure patients. Study findings.
- Are clinical trials dealing with severe infection fitting routine practices? Insights from a large registry. Claessens, Yann-Erick; Aegerter, Philippe; Boubaker, Hamdi; Guidet, Bertrand; Cariou, Alain // Critical Care;2013, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p1
Introduction: Guidelines dealing with severe sepsis and septic shock mostly rely on randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to ensure the best standards of care for patients. However, patients included in high-quality studies may differ from the routine population and alter external validity of...
- I won't ask him about that. Heath, John M. // Journal of Family Practice;Jun2000, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p575
This article presents the author's experience in providing medical care service to a Greek male patient with a congestive heart failure. The patient was admitted at a hospital's cardiac care unit, with his son at his side. The author, who is also, the patient's physician, described how his...
- Patient Portals: A Look Forward. SHAW, GIENNA // HealthLeaders Magazine;Mar2011, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p51
The article focuses on online capabilities such as patient portals which offer hospitals significant advantages. With patient portals, physicians or office staff and patients are able to exchange secure messages. Patients can request or schedule appointments online. An increasing use for portals...