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ACC releases decision pathway on bleeding in patients on oral anticoagulants

The pathway covers relevant laboratory tests, acute medical and surgical management, need for reversal, and the appropriateness and timing of restarting anticoagulation.

Risk of mortality may be increased when hip fracture repair wait time exceeds 24 hours

Targeting surgery within 24 hours would represent a significant change in practice because the majority of patients did not receive surgery within this timeframe, study authors noted.

When readmissions went down, return visits to ED and observation went up

Researchers compared more than 200,000 hospitalizations for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia in 2009 and 2010 to matched hospitalizations in 2013 and 2014.

Readmission appears common after revascularization for peripheral arterial disease

At 30 days, the rate of nonelective readmissions was 17.6%, and patients were most commonly readmitted for procedural complications, sepsis, diabetes-related complications, and gangrene.

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