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Hospitalist Salary and Employment Statistics

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Examining cognitive impairments from the ICU

Source: Western University

Patients with no known brain-related injuries may still suffer a level of cognitive decline simply from their time in the ICU. While a specific condition may not directly involve the brain, certain complications such as infection, inflammation and trouble breathing affect brain function. Researchers believe these findings can shift how ICU patients are treated while in the hospital as well as in follow-up outpatient visits.

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A layer of protection against hospital-acquired infections

Source: Brown University

A new type of antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters could drastically reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections in hospital settings. A team of biomedical engineers and infectious disease specialists at Brown University have developed a polyurethane coating using a drug called auranofin that effectively kills methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, prevents the formation of stubborn biofilms, and keeps bacteria from developing a natural resistance. Although preliminary tests have revealed no harmful effects on human blood or liver cells, further testing will be required before the coating is used on patients.

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