Archives: June 2011

Caregiver Depression Two Times National Average

@Digital Vision, Getty Images recently released the results of a new study, in which 86 percent of caregivers said that caregiving impacted their work situation because they had to take time away from their jobs, quit, retire early, reduce hours, or take a leave of absence. Twenty-five percent of...

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Patients with DNR Orders May Face Poorer Outcomes

In a new study appearing in the Archives of Surgery, those with do not resuscitate orders (DNR) were at least two times more likely to die soon after surgery. Researchers compared clinical information for 4,128 adults with DNR orders with a group of 4,128 individuals without DNR orders. They were...

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Those Hospitalized with an Alcohol Related Condition at Risk

Hospital patients who have alcohol use disorders are more likely to develop healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) during their hospitalizations and face much greater odds of death. @Digital Vision, Getty Images Researchers analyzed 2007 data from U.S.inpatients. They performed a retrospective study of all patients who developed healthcare-associated pneumonia or sepsis–excluding those...

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