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
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.
Family attendance in ICU rounds may increase their duration but improve communication, according to recent research.
The arc of the research universe can be long, but it bends toward the truth,” the comment said. ... Research is needed on new diagnostic modalities and to validate clinical decision rules for patients with suspected recurrent VTE, the guideline said.
The appropriate advice regarding the optimal time of smoking cessation for patients seen close to their scheduled surgery awaits further research.”. ... Neither providers nor an algorithm accurately predicted which patients had the highest risk of
increased the rate of major bleeding complications, a recent industry-funded study found. ... Procalcitonin can help guide antibiotic management, including when to discontinue therapy, in ICU patients, a recent meta-analysis found.
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
research should identify specific strategies and interventions that improve the value and efficiency of care. ... said. Critical care physicians vary widely in their estimates of ICU benefit, according to a recent study.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. A restrictive transfusion strategy did not reduce mortality among ICU patients with septic shock and cancer, a recent trial found. ... two recent studies.
An accompanying editorial called for additional research into the biopsychosocial factors that contribute to firearm violence. ... Results were published in a research letter on Sept. 19, 2016, by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.