Navigation Links
Weekend Admission May Be Riskier for GI Bleeding
Date:3/2/2009

Studies find higher death rates, longer hospital stays and greater costs

MONDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- People with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding admitted to hospitals on weekends are more likely to die than those admitted on weekdays, according to two studies that analyzed U.S. patient data.

The first study found that people with non-variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (NVUGIH) admitted on weekends were 36 percent less likely to have endoscopy within one day of admission and 22 percent more likely to die while hospitalized. There was one additional death for every 143 patients admitted on a weekend.

The researchers also found that people with acute variceal hemorrhage (AVH) admitted to non-teaching hospitals had lower rates of early endoscopy, but not higher death rates, than those admitted to teaching hospitals.

"Although previous studies have demonstrated differences in outcomes between weekend and weekday admissions, there has been limited analysis focusing on patients with GI bleeding, a common medical emergency that carries significant disease and death," the study's lead author, Dr. Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, of the Medical College of Wisconsin, said in an American Gastroenterological Association news release.

"The most important finding of our study is the higher mortality among NVUGIH patients admitted on weekends," he said. "This finding underscores the need for research into identifying the reasons for the weekend effect and to institute appropriate interventions."

The second study found that people with peptic ulcer-related upper gastrointestinal bleeding admitted to hospitals on the weekend had a higher death rate (3.4 percent vs. 3.0 percent), higher rates of surgical intervention (3.4 percent vs. 3.1 percent), longer hospital stays and higher hospital costs than those admitted on weekdays.

People admitted on weekends had to wait longer for an endoscopy (2.2
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Weekend labor shortage
2. American Airlines 13th Annual Celebrity Golf and Tennis Weekend Will Raise Funds to Fight Breast Cancer
3. California Dental Hygienists Offer Health Tips for Weekend Warriors & Fitness Buffs
4. BET Rolls Out a Weekend of Award-Winning, HIV-Themed Programming Commemorating World AIDS Day
5. Los Angeles Port Pollution, Intl Trade & Goods Movement Conference This Weekend
6. American Life League Announces Third Training and Activism Weekend
7. Heart Attacks in Hospital More Deadly at Night, on Weekends
8. In-Hospital Stroke Deaths Rise on Nights, Weekends
9. Healing Wounds and Hearts: Warrior Weekend Helps Soldiers Relax and Recover
10. Two Michigan Orthopedic Surgeons Pioneer Innovative ACL Surgery with New Benefits for Athletes, Weekend Warriors
11. Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Weekend Admission May Be Riskier for GI Bleeding
(Date:4/24/2014)... epidemic of prescription opioid overdose deaths was outlined yesterday ... by leaders of agencies in the U.S. Department of ... health care providers to expand their use of medications ... describes a number of misperceptions that have limited access ... how medications can be used in combination with behavior ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... has found a relationship between motor skill deficiencies and ... in very young children. , The findings, believed ... relationship between motor skills and autism severity, indicate that ... included in treatment plans for young children with autism, ... of Public Health and Human Sciences. , "Recognizing ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Using frozen stool from healthy, unrelated donors was ... relapsing diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile , ... Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. ... equally effective whether given via a colonoscope or ... may make this promising treatment more readily available ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... to give exercise enthusiasts the extra nudge they need ... a cyber buddy can help. , The study, which ... is the first to indicate that although a human ... software-generated partner also can be effective. , "We wanted ... motivate people to give greater effort while exercising than ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... A novel compound that targets an important brain ... cocaine addiction behaviors, including relapse behavior, a University at ... strong evidence that this may be a novel lead ... medications exist., The UB research was published as an ... , In the study, the compound, RO5263397, severely blunted ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic 2Health News:HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic 3Health News:HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic 4Health News:Motor skill deficiencies linked to autism severity in new research 2Health News:Pilot study suggests ways to widen access to fecal transplants for C. diff infections 2Health News:Cyber buddy is better than 'no buddy' 2Health News:Novel compound halts cocaine addiction and relapse behaviors 2
... be the cause, experts say , WEDNESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay ... older person,s condition. , The joint disease occurs over time ... allowing the bones to rub together and causing pain, swelling ... it,s like death and taxes -- you will likely get ...
... ... new member to its Board of Directors. The announcement was made by Jim Clarke, founder and ... ... a new member to its Board of Directors. The announcement was made by Jim Clarke, founder ...
... ... to health and beauty PR agency Robin Leedy & Associates (RL&A), helping to develop ... ... and beauty PR specialists Robin Leedy & Associates (RL&A) , a niche brand ...
... ... of their latest product Performance Canvas 2.2 as a mobile analytics ... 2.2 with Planning, the first fully unified Information Synthesis, Performance Management ... Sharepoint 2010 and SQL Analysis Services R2. The Performance Canvas Mobile ...
... ... are proud to team with the L.A. Dodger,s ThinkCure organization for "YAS-A-THON for ThinkCure," ... ... Fowler and her YAS Fitness Centers are proud to team with the L.A. Dodger,s ...
... ... Jones will take over as President of the company effective July 1st, 2010. , ... Waterloo, IA (Vocus) May 26, 2010 -- John Spragle ... retirement and VGM Insurance,s plan for my successor. Effective June 1, 2010, Tom Jones will be ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Osteoarthritis Claims Growing Number of Younger Victims 2Health News:Osteoarthritis Claims Growing Number of Younger Victims 3Health News:2 BigHearts Board Announces Addition to Board of Directors: Michael Unetich 2Health News:Robin Leedy & Associates Hires Digital Content Producer, Taking Social Media for Drugstore Brands Digital Capability to the Next Level 2Health News:Robin Leedy & Associates Hires Digital Content Producer, Taking Social Media for Drugstore Brands Digital Capability to the Next Level 3Health News:DSPanel's New Mobile Analytics Server for Business Intelligence: Data Analysis, Monitoring and Planning When and Where You Need It 2Health News:DSPanel's New Mobile Analytics Server for Business Intelligence: Data Analysis, Monitoring and Planning When and Where You Need It 3Health News:REBEL WITH A CAUSE: Kimberly Fowler and YAS Fitness Centers Roll with L.A. Dodgers to Cure Cancer 2Health News:REBEL WITH A CAUSE: Kimberly Fowler and YAS Fitness Centers Roll with L.A. Dodgers to Cure Cancer 3Health News:VGM Insurance President Passes the Baton 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , January 15, 2014 ... BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide distributor of highly sophisticated ... that on January 7, 2014, the Company,s board of ... Ben-Zion Weiner as its new member of the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE ) ... System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, ... Chairman and Interim CEO of Echo Therapeutics, will present ... Conference. Mr. Doman will make a ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and ... the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR") with ... indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Subsidiary Corp. ("Purchaser"), for all ... Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM ) ("Solta") at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Pain Therapeutics - Drugs, Markets and Companies ... report describes the latest concepts of pathomechanisms of pain ... pharmacotherapies for pain. Major segments of the pain market ...
... Pharmacotherapy research is set to become vastly more ... Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions , parent of the ... scientific information and analytics to professionals in the pharmaceutical and ... access (OA) publishing option for authors submitting original research articles ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Pain Therapeutics - Drugs, Markets and Companies 2Reportlinker Adds Pain Therapeutics - Drugs, Markets and Companies 3Adis Journals Embrace Open Access 2Adis Journals Embrace Open Access 3Adis Journals Embrace Open Access 4
... The TC-PLUS Solution tricompartmental total knee prosthesis ... knee arthroplasty. State-of-the-art design and manufacturing technologies ... optimum biomechanical function as well as a ... tibial insert to keep wear to a ...
... Proven Knee System is a long term, ... design. Available in both posterior stabilized and ... Knee System provides the flexibility needed to ... and ease of identification keeps the user ...
... FluoroNav Virtual Fluoroscopy software ... Technologies has incorporated ease ... technology features such as ... three-dimensional models of image ...
... T.L.I.F. SG Instruments are the next evolution ... comprehensive and functionally sound instruments.. The T.L.I.F. ... disc removal and disc preparation instruments designed ... Excellent design, a wide range of instrument ...
Medicine Products: