The FDA also approved first-time generics for spironolactone oral suspension and calcium gluconate, among other actions.
15 Nov 2023
Hospital patients with stage 2 or 3 acute kidney injury (AKI) were more likely to need dialysis, become dialysis-dependent, or die in the hospital if they had increased N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels at baseline.
8 Nov 2023
Sixteen percent of Medicare patients who were discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) came back to the ED within two weeks, and a quarter of those visits resulted in discharge back to the SNF the same day.
1 Nov 2023
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and/or heart failure on top of pneumonia have higher hospitalization costs, one study found, while another found that higher-cost hospitals didn't have better mortality rates among their pneumonia patients.
18 Oct 2023
A model predicted one-year risk of hospitalization, ED visit/observation stay, or outpatient encounter for worsening heart failure as well as all-cause death by level of ejection fraction among patients with heart failure.
11 Oct 2023
Cardiologists and paramedics collaborated to keep some patients out of the hospital.
20 Sep 2023
In an observational analysis, patients with afib who underwent ablation had fewer hospitalizations and ED visits in the two years after the procedure versus the year before it.
20 Sep 2023
Data from 44 countries in REPORT-HF found that in all geographic regions women in the hospital with heart failure were less likely to receive diagnostic tests or guideline-directed care than men.
6 Sep 2023
A systematic review and meta-analysis found that 13.2% and 35.7% of heart failure (HF) patients were readmitted at 30 days and one year and that 7.6% and 23.3% had died by those respective time points.
26 Jul 2023
A study in Minnesota found that less formal education, more social isolation, and a higher area deprivation index were the factors most strongly associated with hospitalization and that heart failure patients with multiple risk factors were at the highest risk.
19 Jul 2023