Therapeutic hypothermia in comatose patients with non-shockable initial rhythms may lead to better outcomes | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Twenty-nine percent of patients who underwent hypothermia survived to hospital discharge, compared to 15% who received standard care.
The patient is dying. More medical intervention is futile. But the family, speaking for their loved one, still wants everything done.
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Therapeutic hypothermia doesn't improve outcomes for cardiac arrest patients | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Lowering the temperature of cardiac arrest patients to 33°C does not increase their survival compared to targeting a temperature of 36°C, a recent study found.
Women less likely than men to survive cardiac arrest, receive therapeutic intervention, study finds | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Use of coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, or targeted temperature management increased between 2003 and 2012, but more among men than women.
Delayed ICU transfer, updated quality and performance measures for afib, and more.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is manifested clinically by deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). DVT, usually of the lower extremity, nearly always precedes PE.
Thoracic medical societies issue guideline on managing malignant pleural effusion | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The expert panel advised using ultrasound to guide pleural interventions and not performing pleural interventions in asymptomatic patients, among other recommendations.
These cases and commentary, which address perioperative care, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
Several antimicrobial stewardship components improve outcomes, review finds | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Empirical therapy according to guidelines, de-escalation of therapy, switch from intravenous to oral treatment, therapeutic drug monitoring, use of a list of restricted antibiotics, and bedside consultation all improved either patient or cost