More research still needs to be done on the effects of such prophylaxis in patients with known SAP risk, they wrote. ... The second-generation antipsychotic quetiapine appears to be as safe and effective as other antipsychotics in treating delirium,
The research was presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions and was published in the Dec.
The annual number of hospitalizations will increase 67% by 2050, and inpatient demand capacity will need to expand by 72%, according to a recent analysis. ... Clinicians should offer oral anticoagulation routinely to NVAF patients older than 75 if they
Thrombolytic therapy appears to improve case-fatality rates in unstable patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), a recent study indicates. ... A multi-faceted intervention increased venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis among medical and surgical
Four swallowing screening protocols were found to be effective after acute stroke, according to a recent review. ... Two recent analyses compared rates of myocardial infarction (MI) in patients taking dabigatran or warfarin and came to differing results.
The appropriate advice regarding the optimal time of smoking cessation for patients seen close to their scheduled surgery awaits further research.”. ... Neither providers nor an algorithm accurately predicted which patients had the highest risk of
lacking.”. Patients who survive a fragility fracture typically continue to take drugs associated with increased fracture risk, a recent study found. ... Antiplatelets and statins are underused among patients discharged from the hospital after carotid
Liberal blood transfusion strategies may be preferred to restrictive strategies in anemic patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), a recent study suggests. ... For recovering septic shock patients, treatment with midodrine may reduce duration of
Delivering noninvasive ventilation (NIV) by helmet helped patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), while aspirin treatment did not, according to 2 recent studies. ... Faster treatment significantly improved functional outcomes among
In patients hospitalized with cerebral venous thrombosis, hyperglycemia at admission was a predictor of worse outcomes, a recent European study found. ... Two CMS policy changes appear to be associated with the growing number of sepsis cases, according