They called for future research to identify which patient subgroups would benefit most from filter placement. ... Patients taking glucocorticoids before hospital admission for stroke may be at higher mortality risk, according to a recent study.
An in-hospital mobility assistance program prevented loss of community mobility 1 month after discharge, a recent study found. ... Mobility program participants received support from a trained research assistant, who helped them set daily goals and
although stroke and major bleeding rates were higher in the former group, a recent study found. ... A multidimensional frailty score helped predict postoperative mortality risk in elderly patients, according to a recent study.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. In patients with septic shock, receiving IV thiamine supplementation was associated with reduced time to lactate clearance and lower 28-day mortality rates, a recent study ... There were no differences in the
Recent research, however, has called this practice into question by finding that VTE rates aren't lower at hospitals with high prophylaxis rates compared to those with low prophylaxis rates. ... Our cover story looks at the current state of VTE
However, they said that recent research on portal hypertension has raised concerns about the potentially harmful effects of the drugs in this population. ... An undetectable eosinophil count at admission for Clostridium difficile is a significant
The possibility that ICU treatment doesn't benefit some of the patients who receive it has been substantiated by recent research. ... Escobar, MD, regional director for hospital operations research for Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Region and
16, respectively, as well as on other recent research. Studies have identified a number of issues and uncertainties in sepsis treatment, from whether to use a protocol to how to optimize ... Thus, one explanation for the protocol's failure in research is
Recent research has found that hospitalized patients with ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia don't always receive defibrillation within the recommended window, and that the delay has a detrimental effect on ... The research also found a
Hospitals have increased medication safety in the past decade, but further improvement is still necessary, a recent study found. ... The analysis was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and published in the Jan.