A patient with atypical chest pain and negative stress tests suddenly became pulseless.
A propensity-matched study found that patients ages 65 years and older who received gabapentin after surgery had a 3.4% risk of delirium and 1.3% risk of pneumonia, compared to 2.6% and 1.2%, respectively, in patients not taking the drug. Risk of in-hospital death was similar between groups.
One trial randomized patients to helmet noninvasive ventilation or usual forms of respiratory support and found no differences. Another comparing high-flow and standard oxygen found a decrease in intubation rate with the former, but no change in any other outcome.
The proportion of patients who were discharged home from the ED with a diagnostic code of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was 12% among Black patients, 6% among White patients, 9% among Hispanic patients, and 9% among Asian/Pacific Islander patients.
In two years after a rural hospital closed, ED visits at hospitals within a 30-mile radius increased by 10.22% on average while inpatient admissions increased by 1.17%, according to an analysis of hospital closures in 2005 to 2016.