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This Election Year, Health Care Costs Top Voter Concerns: Poll

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- Unexpected medical bills and high health care costs are dominating an election where...

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen for Safety Events in Hospitalized Children

Largest disparities seen for postoperative sepsis for Blacks and for postoperative respiratory failure for Hispanics

Rural Intermediate Care Hospitalizations Tied to Worse Outcomes

Adjusted 30-day mortality significantly higher than urban intermediate care hospitalizations

Time-Dependent Probabilities of Favorable Outcomes Examined After CPR

For patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest, probabilities of favorable outcomes decrease with duration of CPR

Earlier Receipt of Whole Blood Transfusion Improves Survival

At each time point, WB transfusion as an adjunct to a massive transfusion protocol given earlier was linked to improved survival

Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Tied to Severe Respiratory Distress in Newborns

Findings seen for assisted ventilation, multiple clinical interventions, and systemic antibiotics

Pandemic Tied to Worsening of Diabetes Outcomes

Negative outcomes particularly seen for children and adolescents, including increase in diabetes-related admissions to pediatric ICUs, diabetic ketoacidosis

CDC: Number of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Remained Low in 2022

Despite evidence of increased EV-D68 circulation in the United States in 2022, cases of AFM remained low

AI Model for Early Prediction of Sepsis Improves Outcomes

Benefits include significant reduction in mortality and significant increase in sepsis bundle compliance

Novel Criteria Validated for Pediatric Sepsis, Septic Shock

Two studies describe development and validation of Phoenix criteria for identifying sepsis, septic shock in children