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Studies find practice variation and frequent adverse events with mechanical ventilation

About 45% of critically ill patients experienced at least one major adverse peri-intubation event in one international study, while another study found that weaning and discontinuation practices vary around the world.
31 Mar 2021

April 2018

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Intensifying hypertension regimen at discharge associated with readmissions, adverse events

Rates of cardiovascular events within a year were similar regardless of whether patients treated at Veterans Health Administration hospitals for noncardiac conditions had their hypertension medication regimens intensified at discharge.
28 Aug 2019

Patients treated for syncope have similar motor vehicle crash risk as other ED patients

Patients treated in an ED for syncope had a crash rate of 12.2 per 100 driver-years, compared to 13.2 in patients treated in the ED for other conditions and 8.2 in the general population, a retrospective study in Canada found.
3 Aug 2022

Ventilator bundle reduced adverse events, including pneumonia

The bundle included head-of-bed elevation, use of subglottic secretion drainage endotracheal tubes, oral care, chlorhexidine mouth care, and daily spontaneous awakening and breathing trials.
10 May 2017

When your patient is on dialysis

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

Avoiding beta-lactam therapy in hospitalized patients with self-reported allergies may lead to more adverse events

Developing inpatient programs aimed at accurately identifying beta-lactam allergies to safely promote beta-lactam administration among patients who report allergies is warranted, the authors concluded.
20 Jul 2016

One-quarter of hospitalized Medicare patients experienced harm, government report finds

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

No adverse events from MRI in patients with pacemakers and ICDs, study finds

The prospective, nonrandomized study included 1,509 patients who had a “legacy” pacemaker or ICD that did not meet FDA criteria to be MRI-conditional.
10 Jan 2018

May 2016

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