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Intentional, unintentional failures common in hospital transmission precautions

Failures ranged from entering rooms to talk to patients without wearing the required personal protective equipment (PPE) to reaching for one's badge or phone while wearing PPE.

Acute exacerbations of COPD associated with risk for acute cardiovascular event

The results highlight how an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be an opportunity to implement cardiovascular prevention measures in high-risk patients, the authors said.

Stress echo and CCTA show similar safety, effectiveness for ED chest pain triage

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) did provide diagnoses of more noncardiac causes of pain and resulted in more pharmacotherapy for coronary artery disease compared to stress echocardiography, the study found.

Mortality in year after overdose lower with methadone or buprenorphine treatment

About 30% of patients who survived an opioid overdose in Massachusetts between 2012 and 2014 received medications for opioid use disorder in the subsequent 12 months, most commonly buprenorphine.

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