Recent guidelines that provide algorithms for triage, diagnosis, and diagnostic testing may also help, as well as improved discharge planning and patient education, the authors said. ... In addition, patients with recent stent implantation were excluded,
said, noting that other recent research has shown increasing mortality among heart failure patients.
although stroke and major bleeding rates were higher in the former group, a recent study found. ... A multidimensional frailty score helped predict postoperative mortality risk in elderly patients, according to a recent study.
Public reporting on hospital quality via the Hospital Compare website had minimal impact on mortality rates for three key conditions, a recent study found. ... The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) recommends a restrictive red blood cell
Pneumonia after acute stroke is associated with several other kinds of inpatient medical complications, a recent study found. ... In atrial fibrillation patients, apixaban before cardioversion appears to be as safe as warfarin, a recent study found.
Certain components of standard ventilator bundles may have a better effect on outcomes than others, according to a recent study. ... Adjustments were made for demographic characteristics, comorbid conditions, type of unit, illness severity, recent
The annual number of hospitalizations will increase 67% by 2050, and inpatient demand capacity will need to expand by 72%, according to a recent analysis. ... Clinicians should offer oral anticoagulation routinely to NVAF patients older than 75 if they
Most transthoracic echocardiograms (TTEs), even those done for appropriate clinical indications, have little effect on patient management, according to a recent study. ... They called for further research examining the necessity of TTE in medical care.
Systemic corticosteroids may increase the success of noninvasive mechanical ventilation and reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs), recent research
Thrombolytic therapy appears to improve case-fatality rates in unstable patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), a recent study indicates. ... A multi-faceted intervention increased venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis among medical and surgical