Statin treatment was associated with less energy and more exertional fatigue, according to a recent analysis. ... Recent guidelines describe the appropriate uses of arterial ultrasound and physiological testing for patients with known or suspected
Recent research suggests it may be, at least as far as medication errors go.
ACP Member Shoshana Herzig, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of hospital medicine research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. ... While opioids are almost always part of the pain management
Older patients who smoke and are hospitalized with myocardial infarction (MI) almost always receive smoking cessation counseling but infrequently use prescription medications to quit, according to a recent research letter. ... Results were published
The arc of the research universe can be long, but it bends toward the truth,” the comment said. ... Research is needed on new diagnostic modalities and to validate clinical decision rules for patients with suspected recurrent VTE, the guideline said.
Future research should combine this rule-out strategy with assessment of risk factors and symptoms, the authors suggested. ... Ularitide, an intravenous synthetic form of the renal vasodilatory natriuretic peptide urodilatin, did not improve mortality
Maniaci said. Recent research has also shown how to identify patients at risk for respiratory complications: Check the expiratory flow of intubated patients during surgery. ... Another recent study to discuss with anesthesiologists was published in the
Nesiritide is not an effective treatment for acute decompensated heart failure, according to a recent controlled trial. ... Prior research has also found that delayed DNR decisions are associated with higher hospital costs and longer lengths of stay, the
increased the rate of major bleeding complications, a recent industry-funded study found. ... Procalcitonin can help guide antibiotic management, including when to discontinue therapy, in ICU patients, a recent meta-analysis found.
Trials have found some potential benefit from remdesivir, early treatment with methylprednisolone, and measurement of C-reactive protein. Early vaccine trial results and guidance on antibody testing were also recently released.