Opioid Crisis Impacts ICUs with More Admissions, Deaths

The opioid crisis in the United States is resulting in increased admissions to hospital intensive care units and in increased numbers of ICU deaths from opioid overdoses, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic...

FDA Warns of B. Cepacia Contamination in Some Supplements

According to an agency alert, the FDA is advising consumers and healthcare professionals not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, and labeled by Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader...

Pediatric OSA: Automated Algorithm of SpO2 Can Improve Diagnosis

According to a study published by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, an automated algorithm to analyze nocturnal blood oxygen levels of children at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase diagnosis. Areas of the world that lack...

Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Heart, Reverse Signs of Aging

Researchers publishing in the European Heart Journal report that young heart stem cells may be able to rejuvenate older hearts and may even reverse other signs of aging. Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, CA, found that injecting aged...