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Newswise: Intermountain Healthcare COVID-19 Response Teams to Provide Support to New York Hospitals; 100 Caregivers Deploying This Week to Help NY Care for Coronavirus Patients
Released: 13-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Intermountain Healthcare COVID-19 Response Teams to Provide Support to New York Hospitals; 100 Caregivers Deploying This Week to Help NY Care for Coronavirus Patients
Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare has created two COVID-19 Response Teams with 50 caregivers each that will deploy to the New York City area to assist hospitals this week. Intermountain has partnered with New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Northwell Health, both located in the New York City area. These healthcare systems will aim to return the favor by supporting Intermountain as much as they can when Utah faces its own surge with COVID-19 patients.

Newswise: Two Major COVID-19 Clinical Trials Launched to Determine Effectiveness and Safety of Drugs in Treating Coronavirus
Released: 13-Apr-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Two Major COVID-19 Clinical Trials Launched to Determine Effectiveness and Safety of Drugs in Treating Coronavirus
Intermountain Healthcare

Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City have launched two vital clinical trials to test the effectiveness and safety of two drugs – hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin – to treat patients with COVID-19.

Newswise: 15-Year Study Finds Treatment Gaps Exist for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease; More Consistent Use of Life-Saving Medications Recommended
14-Nov-2019 7:05 AM EST
15-Year Study Finds Treatment Gaps Exist for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease; More Consistent Use of Life-Saving Medications Recommended
Intermountain Healthcare

A new 15-year study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that patients with peripheral arterial disease may not be prescribed life-saving medications at the same rate as for other heart conditions.

Newswise: Omega-3 Continues to Show Protection Against Heart Disease-Related Death, Without Prostate Cancer Risk
14-Nov-2019 6:30 AM EST
Omega-3 Continues to Show Protection Against Heart Disease-Related Death, Without Prostate Cancer Risk
Intermountain Healthcare

Should you take omega-3 pills? Or try to have two to servings of omega-3 rich fish a week, as the American Heart Association recommends? It may seem a bit murky if you follow headlines about nutrition and health. That’s why researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute continue to research the potential benefits and risks of this popular supplement, especially when it comes to prostate cancer risk and heart health.

Newswise: Researchers Discover New Mutations in Gene Associated with Disease That Causes Weakening of the Heart
14-Nov-2019 7:05 AM EST
Researchers Discover New Mutations in Gene Associated with Disease That Causes Weakening of the Heart
Intermountain Healthcare

Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease that weakens the heart muscle, making it more difficult to adequately circulate blood to meet the body’s needs.

Newswise: Intermittent Fasting Increases Longevity in Cardiac Catheterization Patients
12-Nov-2019 9:40 AM EST
Intermittent Fasting Increases Longevity in Cardiac Catheterization Patients
Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have found that cardiac catheterization patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don’t.

Newswise: “Nudging” Heart Patients to Take Their Statins Leads to Better Medication Adherence and Better Patient Outcomes
12-Nov-2019 1:25 PM EST
“Nudging” Heart Patients to Take Their Statins Leads to Better Medication Adherence and Better Patient Outcomes
Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that simple “nudges” in the form of texts, emails and phone calls, not only help patients fill that first statin prescription, but also continue to help them take their medications over the long term.

Newswise: AI System Accurately Detects Key Findings in Chest X-Rays of Pneumonia Patients Within 10 Seconds: Study Finds Promise of Faster Treatment
30-Sep-2019 6:00 AM EDT
AI System Accurately Detects Key Findings in Chest X-Rays of Pneumonia Patients Within 10 Seconds: Study Finds Promise of Faster Treatment
Intermountain Healthcare

From 20 minutes or more to 10 seconds. Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University say 10 seconds is about how quickly a new system they studied that utilizes artificial intelligence took to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of patients in the emergency department suspected of having pneumonia.

Newswise: Wrist-Worn Step Trackers are as Accurate in Predicting Patient Health as Standardized Clinical Walking Tests, Researchers Find
25-Sep-2019 9:15 AM EDT
Wrist-Worn Step Trackers are as Accurate in Predicting Patient Health as Standardized Clinical Walking Tests, Researchers Find
Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that steps measured through a step tracker worn on the wrist can be used to estimate exercise capacity and determine the health status of patients, rather than the standardized six-minute walk distance test, which is usually conducted in a clinical setting.

Newswise: How Intermountain Healthcare Is Making Care More Affordable
Released: 18-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
How Intermountain Healthcare Is Making Care More Affordable
Intermountain Healthcare

"We have a crisis in American healthcare right now," Dr. Harrison said. "Healthcare is unaffordable. The existing healthcare system is oriented toward driving volume. As an industry we do too many things to too many people that they really don't need, which hurts them economically, and sometimes physically. But Intermountain has a great history of innovation and together we can drive change." – Dr. Marc Harrison.

Newswise: New Study Finds Overuse of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics to Treat Pneumonia Leads to Worse Outcomes
Released: 30-Jul-2019 8:30 AM EDT
New Study Finds Overuse of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics to Treat Pneumonia Leads to Worse Outcomes
Intermountain Healthcare

A new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare has found that administering broad-spectrum antibiotics, which act against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria, to treat patients with pneumonia often does more harm than good.

Newswise: Intermountain Healthcare Receives Top Research Accreditation for Commitment to Patient Safety in Clinical Research Studies
Released: 2-Jul-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Intermountain Healthcare Receives Top Research Accreditation for Commitment to Patient Safety in Clinical Research Studies
Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare has earned top accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) for ensuring the highest protections for participants in Intermountain clinical research studies.

Newswise: New Groundbreaking DNA Study of 500,000 People Launched to Find New Links Between Genetics and Diseases
11-Jun-2019 8:50 AM EDT
New Groundbreaking DNA Study of 500,000 People Launched to Find New Links Between Genetics and Diseases
Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare and deCODE genetics have announced a major global collaboration and study focused on discovering new connections between genetics and human disease that will involve the collection of half a million DNA samples.

Newswise: Enhancing Emergency Care: Study Finds Lower ER Triage Scores are Associated with Delayed Antibiotics for Sepsis Patients
15-May-2019 8:55 AM EDT
Enhancing Emergency Care: Study Finds Lower ER Triage Scores are Associated with Delayed Antibiotics for Sepsis Patients
Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that antibiotic delivery was significantly faster — by up to 32 minutes — for sepsis patients being treated in an emergency department if they were assigned a slightly higher score on a subjective one-to-five acuity scale commonly used for patient triage.

Newswise: Do Family Members Belong in ICU During Procedures with Loved Ones? Study Finds Clinicians Mixed About Practice
16-May-2019 8:35 AM EDT
Do Family Members Belong in ICU During Procedures with Loved Ones? Study Finds Clinicians Mixed About Practice
Intermountain Healthcare

Do family members of loved ones who are critically ill and being treated in an intensive care unit at a hospital belong there when clinicians are performing bedside procedures? New study finds many critical care clinicians have conflicting feelings about the practice.

Newswise: New Computer-Based Predictive Tool More Accurately Forecasts Outcomes for Respiratory Patients
20-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
New Computer-Based Predictive Tool More Accurately Forecasts Outcomes for Respiratory Patients
Intermountain Healthcare

Are electronic health records and computer calculations a better, more accurate way to predict clinical outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? According to the results of a new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, the answer is yes.

Newswise: Risk Score Guided Care Can Help Physicians Provide Better Care, Planning, and Services for High-Risk Pulmonary Patients, Study Finds
14-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Risk Score Guided Care Can Help Physicians Provide Better Care, Planning, and Services for High-Risk Pulmonary Patients, Study Finds
Intermountain Healthcare

A study of more than 17,000 patients finds a new laboratory-based method of estimating outcomes for patients with COPD may help physicians better provide proper care, referrals, and services for these patients at the end of life.

Newswise: Researchers Find Eight New Unique Gene Mutations in Patients with Hereditable Heart Muscle Disease
5-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST
Researchers Find Eight New Unique Gene Mutations in Patients with Hereditable Heart Muscle Disease
Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have identified eight new gene mutations that may cause or contribute to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease not caused by known external influences, such as high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, or diseased coronary arteries.

Newswise: Taking Statins for Heart Disease Cuts Risk of Second Serious Event in Half, Yet Only Six Percent of Patients Are Following as Directed
1-Mar-2019 5:30 AM EST
Taking Statins for Heart Disease Cuts Risk of Second Serious Event in Half, Yet Only Six Percent of Patients Are Following as Directed
Intermountain Healthcare

A new study has found that patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease cut their risk of a second major adverse cardiovascular event by almost 50 percent, if they adhere to taking a statin medication as prescribed by their doctors.

Newswise: Keys to Successful Care of Pregnant Women Who Experience Heart Failure? Team-Based Care, According to New Case Study from Intermountain Healthcare
15-Mar-2019 4:10 PM EDT
Keys to Successful Care of Pregnant Women Who Experience Heart Failure? Team-Based Care, According to New Case Study from Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare

Any time a pregnant woman presents in heart failure there are risks to both mother and baby. What does it take to protect the mother and her growing baby for the best possible outcome?

Newswise: Cardiac Procedure Reduces Risk of Dementia in Patients with A-Fib and Carotid Artery Disease Better Than Medications
4-Mar-2019 6:05 AM EST
Cardiac Procedure Reduces Risk of Dementia in Patients with A-Fib and Carotid Artery Disease Better Than Medications
Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers found that performing catheter ablations on patients who suffer from both atrial fibrillation and carotid arterial disease reduces the risk of dementia and stroke compared to managing their care with medications.

Newswise: Calcium in Arteries is Shown to Increase Patients’ Imminent or Long-Term Risk of a Heart Attack, Researchers Find
7-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EST
Calcium in Arteries is Shown to Increase Patients’ Imminent or Long-Term Risk of a Heart Attack, Researchers Find
Intermountain Healthcare

A new research study presented at the American College Cardiology Scientific Sessions from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that identifying the presence or absence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in a patients’ arteries can help determine their future risk.

Released: 29-Jan-2019 7:30 AM EST
Intermountain Healthcare Collaborates with MDClone to Transform Patient Data into Actionable Insights
Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare has announced a new collaboration with Israeli healthcare IT company MDClone to increase caregivers’ ability to transform data into information they can use to help people lead the healthiest lives possible.

Newswise: Intermountain Precision Genomics Program Unveils New Myeloid Malignancies Panel to Help Clinicians More Accurately Classify Risk and Treatment for Patients
Released: 22-Jan-2019 5:30 AM EST
Intermountain Precision Genomics Program Unveils New Myeloid Malignancies Panel to Help Clinicians More Accurately Classify Risk and Treatment for Patients
Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare Precision Genomics has developed a new gene panel that will provide clinical utility to classify and diagnose certain types of blood cancers.

Released: 8-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT
New Study Shows Electronic Tracking System Helps Reduce Blood Transfusions and Infection Rates While Saving Healthcare Dollars
Intermountain Healthcare

An electronic system developed and implemented by Intermountain Healthcare that monitors how physicians give blood to patients after a surgical operation has enabled the healthcare system to significantly reduce the amount of blood transfusions patients receive, cutting costs by $2.5 million over two years and contributing to lower infection rates without harming patients, according to a new study presented Wednesday at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in Chicago.

27-Mar-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Researchers Identify New Protein Markers That May Improve Understanding of the Role of Inflammation in Heart Disease
Intermountain Healthcare

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, have discovered that elevated levels of two recently identified proteins in the body are inflammatory markers and indicators of the presence of cardiovascular disease.

Released: 29-Apr-2004 3:40 PM EDT
Sleep Apnea Patients Often Treated for Symptoms, Not Cause, of Disorder
Intermountain Healthcare

Physicians treating patients who complain of unexplained fatigue and tiredness with medications for depression and high blood pressure may be missing the underlying cause of their patients problems, according to a major new study.

Released: 3-Oct-2002 12:00 AM EDT
Hyperbaric Oxygen Reduces Long-Term Cognitive Impairments in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Patients
Intermountain Healthcare

A major new study by researchers at LDS Hospital shows that patients with acute carbon monoxide poisoning are significantly less likely to suffer long-term neurological and cognitive problems that can impair memory and concentration skills if they are treated promptly with highly-pressurized oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber.

Released: 22-Mar-2002 12:00 AM EST
More than 1,000 Medical Cases Generated by Paralympics
Intermountain Healthcare

The Winter Paralympic Games in Salt Lake City (March 7-16) produced 1,013 visits to 10 special medical clinics set up for the event, according to Intermountain Health Care, the medical services provider for the Games.

Released: 13-Mar-2002 12:00 AM EST
11,575 Medical Cases Treated at Winter Olympics
Intermountain Healthcare

Of the 11,575 medical cases treated during the 2002 Winter Olympics, there were a few heart attacks, 16 instances of frostbite, and even 43 cases of altitude sickness. But overall, according to Intermountain Health Care, the medical services provider for the Games, most of the cases seen at Olympic clinics were not serious or life-threatening.

Released: 12-Feb-2002 12:00 AM EST
Olympic Athletes Studied During 2002 Olympic Winter Games
Intermountain Healthcare

While Olympic competitors at the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games are busy going for gold, a group of nine research teams will be busy trying to figure out how to improve athletes' performances at future competitions. For the scientists, Olympic athletes will serve as a large human lab for the duration of the Games in a unique opportunity to mix science and sport.

Released: 7-Feb-2002 12:00 AM EST
Olympic Babies In Utah All Wrapped Up
Intermountain Healthcare

In commemoration of two unique events, the birth of a child and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, IHC will send home all babies born in any of its hospitals during the Games wrapped in a special Olympic baby blanket. IHC is the medical services provider for the Games.

Released: 1-Feb-2002 12:00 AM EST
Winter Olympics Should Not Impact Utah's Hospitals
Intermountain Healthcare

If you need to go to a hospital in Utah during the Olympics, they will be open to the public as usual. Intermountain Health Care, the medical services provider for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, plans to have its facilities open and providing care just as they would any other time of the year.

Released: 24-Jan-2002 12:00 AM EST
Winter Olympic Medical Services Ready for Sickness and Injuries
Intermountain Healthcare

With roughly 100,000 visitors per day expected in Utah during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, as well as 3,500 athletes from 82 countries, what types of sicknesses are the medical services provider for the Games gearing up to treat?

Released: 22-Jan-2002 12:00 AM EST
Utah Hospitals Prepared for Emergencies During Olympics
Intermountain Healthcare

When the 2002 Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City during February, hospitals operated by Intermountain Health Care will be ready for many types of emergencies. IHC is the medical services provider for the 2002 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Released: 15-Jan-2002 12:00 AM EST
Lots of Bandages, Splints, and Aspirin to be Used During Olympics
Intermountain Healthcare

If you take the three million bandages that will be used in providing medical services at various Olympic sites and lay them end-to-end, the bandages would stretch nearly the entire width of Utah. But bandages are just one small part of the numerous medical supplies that will be needed for the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Released: 5-Dec-2001 12:00 AM EST
2002 Winter Olympics Medical Services Ready
Intermountain Healthcare

Four years ago, Intermountain Health Care was selected by the Salt Lake Organizing Committee to be the medical services provider for the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Since then, a team from IHC has been working to develop and implement a plan to deliver those medical services.

17-Apr-2001 12:00 AM EDT
Standardized Pneumonia Treatment Guideline Reduces Death Rates
Intermountain Healthcare

A new study by researchers at Intermountain Health Care and HealthInsight has found that death rates and hospital admissions for patients with community-acquired pneumonia can be significantly reduced by using standardized treatment protocols that help caregivers more quickly and accurately diagnose the illness and begin treatment.

14-Nov-2000 12:00 AM EST
Heart Patients with Elevated Blood Glucose Levels More Likely to Die
Intermountain Healthcare

Diabetes is a known risk factor for mortality in patients with heart disease. Now a major new study by cardiac researchers at Intermountan Health Care's LDS Hospital has found heart disease patients who are not diabetic, but who have moderately elevated blood glucose levels, are also at significantly higher risk for death.

Released: 8-Nov-2000 12:00 AM EST
Cholesterol Not Best Predictor For Heart Disease Survival
Intermountain Healthcare

A study by cardiac researchers at Intermountain Health Care's LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City reveals that levels of a marker of inflammation called C-reactive protein actually do a better job of predicting who will benefit from medication and who will die among patients who already have coronary artery disease. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 11-00)

Released: 14-Mar-2000 12:00 AM EST
Study Links Infections and Cardiovascular Death
Intermountain Healthcare

A number of infectious bugs -- including hepatitis A and herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 -- are strongly associated with heart attacks and cardiovascular death, says LDS Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, and the Washington (DC) Hospital Center researchers.

Released: 11-Nov-1999 12:00 AM EST
Life-Saving Benefits of Cholesterol Lowering Drugs
Intermountain Healthcare

A group of drugs that have been used commonly for the past five years to successfully lower cholesterol levels in people at risk for coronary artery disease may also provide a previously undocumented life-saving, anti-inflammatory effect for many patients, according to a new study by cardiac researchers at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City.

Released: 24-Oct-1997 12:00 AM EDT
Childhood Diabetes May Be Linked To Immunizations
Intermountain Healthcare

Up to 25 percent of cases of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus that occur before age 15 may possibly be prevented by immunizing children with common pediatric vaccines at birth, rather than waiting until up to eight weeks of life, according to a new epidemiological study by researchers at Intermountain Health Care's LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City and Classen Immunotherapies in Baltimore, Maryland.

Released: 22-Jan-1997 12:00 AM EST
Drug Reactions Harming Hospital Patients
Intermountain Healthcare

In a new three-year study published in Wednesday's issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from Intermountain Health Care's LDS Hospital found that adverse drug reactions - on average - prolong hospitalizations by nearly two days, cost $2,262 each to treat, and almost double the risk of death for patients.


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