Simulations with mannequins and actors helped hospitalists at one community hospital improve their readiness to treat critical inpatient events.
21 Sep 2022
Telehealth, helicopters, and hospitalists all have a part to play in reducing disparities in stroke outcomes, experts say.
7 Sep 2022
The 90-day absolute risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) was 5.3% in patients hospitalized with influenza compared to 9.5% in COVID-19 patients hospitalized before vaccine availability and 10.9% in patients with COVID-19 after vaccines became available, a study found.
24 Aug 2022
An analysis of hospitalized patients found that those who used methamphetamine had a 32% increase in cardiovascular disease risk compared to nonusers who also had been hospitalized. Risk increases associated with misuse of alcohol and cocaine were 28% and 47%, respectively.
10 Aug 2022
Recent studies offered a new method for using lung ultrasound to assess COVID-19 patients, assessed risk of central venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), and looked at a lab test to help predict venous thromboembolism (VTE) and at the effects of restricting visitors.
10 Aug 2022
Ninety days after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, 51.6% of patients diagnosed in the ED were on oral anticoagulants, compared to 50.9% of those diagnosed in the hospital and 67.9% of those diagnosed as outpatients, a Canadian study found.
3 Aug 2022
The Get With The Guidelines study did identify some areas of potential improvement in inpatient stroke care, including more dysphagia screening and use of high-intensity statin therapy.
27 Jul 2022
Patients who first developed atrial fibrillation within 30 days of surgery were less likely to be prescribed an anticoagulant, despite similar risks of stroke and transient ischemic attack as other patients with atrial fibrillation, a study found.
27 Jul 2022
A meta-analysis found that an intermediate dose of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) had the most favorable balance of risk and harms during hospitalization for acute illness, while unfractionated heparin and direct oral anticoagulants had the least.
13 Jul 2022
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) guideline updated the previous 2015 guideline and provided recommendations for reversing anticoagulation, lowering blood pressure, handling decisions to end life-sustaining treatment, and more.
25 May 2022