The findings show the importance of seeking confirmatory research before implementation of a practice and observing new practices for potential harms. ... cost-effectiveness data on the subject, so more research is needed, the editorialist wrote.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Patients commonly do not use, lock, or discard their postoperative prescription opioids, according to a recent systematic review. ... Displaying the costs of medications to inpatient prescribers did not
Our findings lend support to the recent guidelines that do not make the distinction of age in advocating for an invasive strategy,” the study authors wrote. ... However, more research is also needed to assess the impact of corticosteroids on
said, noting that other recent research has shown increasing mortality among heart failure patients. ... group. These findings suggesting potential benefit from the strategy should be confirmed by future research, the authors said.
The study authors noted that previous research has shown improvements in mortality with higher calling rates but that these studies failed to adjust for overall improvements in hospital mortality over time, ... The authors called for additional research
Coronary CT angiography and radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) had similar outcomes in patients admitted with chest pain, a recent study found. ... A protocol for perioperative management of dabigatran resulted in few bleeding or
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. In patients with septic shock, receiving IV thiamine supplementation was associated with reduced time to lactate clearance and lower 28-day mortality rates, a recent study ... There were no differences in the
They called for further research into the role of the ED in supporting care transitions for recently hospitalized patients. ... Thirty-day mortality rates may be an effective measure of hospitals' quality of care for heart failure (HF) patients,
In patients who recently had an acute ischemic stroke, prolonged Holter monitoring identified significantly more cases of atrial fibrillation than standard care, a recent study found. ... Antipyretic treatment does not significantly improve 28-day or
Nesiritide is not an effective treatment for acute decompensated heart failure, according to a recent controlled trial. ... Prior research has also found that delayed DNR decisions are associated with higher hospital costs and longer lengths of stay, the