Patients taking aspirin had a significantly lower risk of myocardial infarction, leading editorialists to conclude that benefits would exceed risks for those with a prior percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) except in procedures with very high bleeding risk.
Predictors of intubation vary by oxygen delivery method in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure
Patients were treated with standard oxygen, high-flow nasal cannula oxygen, or noninvasive ventilation, and overall, 45% required intubation, with signs of persisting or worsening respiratory failure being the most common reason.
Patients with moderate to severe acute extremity pain were randomly assigned to receive ibuprofen and acetaminophen, oxycodone and acetaminophen, hydrocodone and acetaminophen, or codeine and acetaminophen.
Primary care physicians differed in their preferred mode of communication about patients' hospitalizations, with some preferring telephone contact, others preferring electronic health record notifications, and some wanting faxes.