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.
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,
Most nursing home residents who undergo lower-extremity revascularization are unlikely to benefit from it, according to a recent study. ... Inpatients were significantly more likely to develop a hospital-acquired condition if they were admitted during
Vaccination for influenza does not appear to increase risk for adverse outcomes in hospitalized surgical patients, according to a recent study. ... Among older patients who were discharged from the ED, certain factors were associated with death or ICU
The most common discharge diagnoses are similar across general internal medicine (GIM) services at different hospitals, a recent study found. ... Specialized devices and dressings didn't significantly reduce rates of peripheral IV catheter (PIVC) failure,
That finding differs from both clinical guidelines supporting early nasoenteric feeding and previous research. ... Results were published online Nov. 4, 2014, by BMJ Open Diabetes Research &Care.
Comprehensive geriatric assessment of older adults appears to improve hospital survival, a recent study indicates. ... Patients were about equally satisfied when they were cared for by hospitalists or primary care physicians, a recent study found.
Researchers developed a risk score that accurately predicted risk of acute kidney injury among orthopedic surgery patients, according to a recent British study. ... The authors noted that the existing research on thrombectomy is very heterogenous, with
Statin treatment was associated with less energy and more exertional fatigue, according to a recent analysis. ... Recent guidelines describe the appropriate uses of arterial ultrasound and physiological testing for patients with known or suspected
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