A patient presented with cellulitis at a vascular access site 10 days after undergoing cardiac catheterization.
A survey of residents who completed the ACP Internal Medicine In-Training Examination in 2019 found that 48.3% reported experiencing mistreatment and 62.4% reported witnessing mistreatment, most often by patients and their families.
The troponin level one day after surgery associated with higher risk for death at 30 days was 218 times the upper reference limit (URL) after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting or aortic valve replacement or repair and 499 times the URL after other cardiac surgery.
A health system reported outcomes at two hospitals created to treat only COVID-19. Another found that 42.9% of COVID-19 patients who got ECMO died, compared to 89.1% when it wasn't available. A sampling study compared viral particles in the air with different procedures.
In a study of Medicare beneficiaries, the lowest-functioning stroke survivors who were discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) had 64% mortality at one year, whereas those discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility had 29.6% mortality at one year.