Coronary CT angiography and radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) had similar outcomes in patients admitted with chest pain, a recent study found. ... A protocol for perioperative management of dabigatran resulted in few bleeding or
For stabilized patients with gram-negative bacteremia, seven days of antibiotic therapy worked as well as 14 days, a recent trial found. ... Results were published as a research letter on Dec. 11, 2018, by Annals of Internal Medicine and appeared in the
Our findings lend support to the recent guidelines that do not make the distinction of age in advocating for an invasive strategy,” the study authors wrote. ... However, more research is also needed to assess the impact of corticosteroids on
The Frailty Index appears to predict in-hospital complications and discharge disposition in geriatric trauma patients, a recent study found. ... A simple score can help predict seizure risk up to 5 years after intracerebral hemorrhage, a recent study
Pneumonia after acute stroke is associated with several other kinds of inpatient medical complications, a recent study found. ... In atrial fibrillation patients, apixaban before cardioversion appears to be as safe as warfarin, a recent study found.
Azithromycin and levofloxacin were both associated with increased cardiac risk compared with amoxicillin, a recent study found. ... Incorrect antibiotic prescribing is common among inpatients in U.S. hospitals, according to a recent report from the CDC.
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,
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.
Systemic corticosteroids may increase the success of noninvasive mechanical ventilation and reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs), recent research