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Bridging afib patients whose anticoagulation is interrupted may raise risk of bleeding, adverse events

Routinely bridging patients with atrial fibrillation whose oral anticoagulation is interrupted for a procedure may increase their risk for bleeding and adverse events, an observational study found.

Thrombectomy up to 6 hours after ischemic stroke symptoms shows benefit

Patients with severe ischemic stroke may benefit from thrombectomy within 6 hours of symptom onset, a new study found.

Metoclopramide may help reduce pneumonia in patients with stroke and nasogastric tubes

Metoclopramide may help reduce pneumonia in patients with stroke who are fed via nasogastric tubes, according to a new small study.

Counseling lacking on sexual activity after MI

Most patients are not given advice about resuming sexual activity after a myocardial infarction (MI), and the counseling that is given does not often follow clinical guidelines, according to a new study.

Benzodiazepines overused, especially in elderly women

Benzodiazepines are frequently prescribed long-term and to elderly patients, despite guidelines to the contrary, a recent study found.

Join ACP's newest online discussion group about point-of-care ultrasound

ACP members are invited to participate in ACP's newest Special Interest Group on Point-of-Care Ultrasound. The Special Interest Groups are a private online community that allows members to share experiences, questions and creative solutions with like-minded physicians at their own convenience.

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP