New standardized rounding tool reduces duration of mechanical ventilation for weaning patients

Jennifer E. Engen

A Tennessee hospital reduced the amount of time patients required mechanical ventilation (MV) by nearly half, with a new standardized rounding tool that emphasizes weaning efforts. “Using a Standardized Rounding Tool to Improve the Incidence of Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials” details a process improvement project in a medical intensive […]

Study shows clinical value of pharmacogenomic testing for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Jennifer E. Engen

Pharmacogenetic testing was associated with nearly a two-fold (89 per cent) increase in remission rates compared to treatment as usual in a Centre for Addiction and Mental Health- (CAMH-)led clinical study just published in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The 52-week double-blind study, comparing pharmacogenetic testing guided treatment to treatment as […]