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A meta-analysis of 13 studies found a 19% risk reduction with early acute statin initiation (“The effect of early, intensive statin therapy on acute coronary syndrome: a meta-analysis of ... A meta-analysis of statins in surgery revealed a 38% relative
In suspected cases, acute titers for RMSF should be sent for analysis, including IgM antibody levels, at the start of antibiotic therapy.
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For any suspected MAHA, a peripheral blood smear should be viewed by a hematologist or other expert. ... hemolytic uremic syndrome after antibiotic treatment of Escherichia coli O157:H7 enteritis: a meta-analysis.
O, et al. An analysis of blood management in patients having a total hip or knee arthroplasty. ... An analysis of blood management in patients having a total hip or knee arthroplasty.
While previous studies have suggested that bicarbonate solutions are superior to saline solutions, a recent meta-analysis showed no difference when the most up-to-date studies are included.
This issue also includes two of our regular reader-written clinical features: Brief Case, with cases from Emory Division of Hospital Medicine and Yale University School of Medicine, and Expert Analysis,
This issue also includes features multiple examples of reader-written content, including an Expert Analysis about diagnosing pulmonary embolism and a Coding Corner of questions and answers.
Albumin infusion improves outcomes of patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. ... Antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of bacterial infections in cirrhotic patients with gastrointestinal bleeding: a meta