Four swallowing screening protocols were found to be effective after acute stroke, according to a recent review. ... Two recent analyses compared rates of myocardial infarction (MI) in patients taking dabigatran or warfarin and came to differing results.
D. -dimer cutoff for safely ruling out pulmonary embolism (PE), especially in elderly patients, according to a recent study. ... Implementing telemedicine care in the ICU improved mortality and length of stay, according to a large recent study.
They noted that the mortality rate in the standard nutrition group was lower than in some other recent research, which could potentially be explained by the high protein content (1.2 ... The standard formula also had a balanced amino acid pattern, which
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,
Patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) may benefit from systemic corticosteroid therapy, according to a recent study. ... Hand-hygiene interventions in hospitals effectively increase compliance in health care workers, and more
is more likely to be treated inappropriately, according to a recent study. ... D. -dimer cutoff, a recent analysis found. The systematic review and meta-analysis used individual data on 7,268 patients, gathered from 6 prospective studies in which
For stabilized patients with gram-negative bacteremia, seven days of antibiotic therapy worked as well as 14 days, a recent trial found. ... Results were published as a research letter on Dec. 11, 2018, by Annals of Internal Medicine and appeared in the
Risk for stroke is elevated up to 12 weeks after total hip replacement, according to a recent study. ... Past research in healthy volunteers has shown zolpidem is associated with greater difficulty maintaining balance, the authors wrote.
However, recent CDC data showed a national trend of increasing CA-UTI rates over the studied time period, the authors noted. ... Low systolic blood pressure and high comorbidities may predict death after palliative extubation, a recent study found.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Lower doses of vancomycin may successfully treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia while reducing risk of acute kidney injury (AKI), a recent study found. ... The study was limited by the