Chronic pain syndromes appear to be common in patients who have had an ischemic stroke, according to a recent study. ... Continuing statins during severe sepsis may improve short-term mortality rates, a recent phase two study found.
lacking.”. Patients who survive a fragility fracture typically continue to take drugs associated with increased fracture risk, a recent study found. ... Antiplatelets and statins are underused among patients discharged from the hospital after carotid
Patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) may benefit from systemic corticosteroid therapy, according to a recent study. ... Hand-hygiene interventions in hospitals effectively increase compliance in health care workers, and more
Older patients who smoke and are hospitalized with myocardial infarction (MI) almost always receive smoking cessation counseling but infrequently use prescription medications to quit, according to a recent research letter. ... Results were published
Liberal blood transfusion strategies may be preferred to restrictive strategies in anemic patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), a recent study suggests. ... For recovering septic shock patients, treatment with midodrine may reduce duration of
Rates and causes of hospital readmissions, and the infrequency of follow-up care, were quantified in a research brief from the National Institute for Health Care Reform. ... The authors called for additional research on effective care for high-risk
0.6% of controls; adjusted rate ratio [ARR], 4.50). Neither recent use (0.3% of cases vs. ... Thrombolytic therapy improves mortality in unstable patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) but is underused, according to a recent study.
Only a small proportion of ischemic stroke readmissions are preventable, a recent study found. ... placement. Recent research has shown that PICCs are not as safe as historically assumed, the study authors noted.
routinely in patients outside of the intensive care unit, a recent study concluded. ... Automatic referral combined with a clinician discussion can increase patients' use of cardiac rehabilitation after hospital discharge, recent research suggests.
Although the CAM-ICU has high sensitivity and specificity when administered by research nurses, its performance in day-to-day practice is unknown. ... Greater blood loss from phlebotomy is associated with higher risk of anemia in patients hospitalized