For adults 65 and older, 3 micronutrients (iron, calcium, and potassium) were implicated in about 30% of ED visits, and swallowing problems caused nearly 40% of these visits.
21 Oct 2015
Low-strength evidence shows fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) effectively treats recurrent Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs), with few short-term adverse events, a review found.
13 May 2015
An analysis of U.S. hospitals found significant decreases in adverse event rates among patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, or major surgical procedures.
20 Jul 2022
Clarithromycin may cause serious adverse events when taken with rosuvastatin, pravastatin, or fluvastatin, according to a new study.
14 Jan 2015
A nephrologist ran down the initial steps hospitalists should take after admitting a long-term dialysis patient during a lecture at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.
11 May 2022
Patients have fewer adverse ischemic events when they take heparin before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than when they take bivalirudin, a new study found.
16 Jul 2014
A new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General found that 25% of Medicare patients experienced adverse events or temporary harm events during their hospital stays in October 2018, and 43% of these were deemed preventable.
18 May 2022
A history of ischemic stroke, especially within the previous 9 months, was associated with a higher risk of adverse events after noncardiac surgery, a new study found.
23 Jul 2014
A trigger flagged admissions, leading reviewers to detect preventable adverse events including diagnostic errors and care management-related events.
15 Apr 2018
Patients whose hospitalists handed them off to another clinician in a face-to-face meeting had similar rates of adverse events and length of stay as those who didn't get face-to-face handoffs, a recent study found.
11 Mar 2015