Nearly 1 in 4 babies in NICUs receive acid suppressing medication

Source: Nearly 1 in 4 babies in NICUs receive acid suppressing medication Numbers have dropped in recent years, however, as doctors heed warnings. Since 2006, several published studies have associated the use of some acid suppression medications in hospitalized high-risk babies with infections, necrotizing enterocolitis and increased risk of death. Those medications – histamine-2…

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Study identifies emergency general surgical procedures that account for most complications, deaths and costs

Source: Study identifies emergency general surgical procedures that account for most complications, deaths and costs Only 7 procedures account for approximately 80 percent of all admissions, deaths, complications, and inpatient costs attributable to operative emergency general surgery nationwide, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. Emergency general surgery (EGS) encompasses the…

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Bacterial virulence is stimulated by burns

Source: Bacterial virulence is stimulated by burns Sepsis constitutes the main cause of disease and death in people suffering from severe burns. This results from the dissemination of pathogens in the body, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, one of the three bacteria most frequently responsible for this complication. This microorganism is all the more fearsome as…

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