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.
Recent research suggests it may be, at least as far as medication errors go.
Fewer than half of surveyed primary care clinicians reported receiving consistent notification of patients' hospitalizations despite a strong preference for communication with the inpatient team, according to a recent research letter.
The authors also called for research to determine whether Aβ40 could be a therapeutic target to prevent ACS or improve outcomes after it has occurred. ... hemorrhage with combination antiplatelet therapy than with aspirin alone, according to a recent
The study's finding of a protective effect on mortality from transfusions in the low hematocrit subgroup differs from similar research not focused on sepsis patients but supports the most recent ... research in critically ill sepsis patients, the authors
More research still needs to be done on the effects of such prophylaxis in patients with known SAP risk, they wrote. ... The second-generation antipsychotic quetiapine appears to be as safe and effective as other antipsychotics in treating delirium,
However, other research has shown additional ways in which isolation precautions negatively impact care, including psychological effects, fewer contacts with clinicians, and greater inpatient deconditioning. ... However, the lack of benefit in patients
A recent trial of natriuretic peptide-guided therapy for high-risk heart failure patients was halted early when the strategy proved no better than usual care. ... This finding differs from other recent research, possibly because other trials achieved
Future research should combine this rule-out strategy with assessment of risk factors and symptoms, the authors suggested. ... Ularitide, an intravenous synthetic form of the renal vasodilatory natriuretic peptide urodilatin, did not improve mortality
Older patients who smoke and are hospitalized with myocardial infarction (MI) almost always receive smoking cessation counseling but infrequently use prescription medications to quit, according to a recent research letter. ... Results were published