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The rise and fall of the urine eosinophil

A resident teaches an attending something about high-value kidney assessment.
29 May 2024

Troponin and other diagnostic tests recalled

A number of cardiovascular diagnostic tests are being recalled for possible inaccuracy of their results, the FDA announced last week.
18 Jul 2012

Rapid diagnostics, antimicrobial stewardship both needed for optimal BSI management

Mortality, length of stay, and time to optimal therapy improved when rapid diagnostic tests were used together with conventional blood cultures in antimicrobial stewardship programs for patients with bloodstream infection (BSI), a review found.
8 May 2024

Ultrasound shows potential as first-line diagnostic tool in suspected GCA

Diagnosis of giant-cell arteritis (GCA) was confirmed on temporal artery ultrasound in 44% of patients referred for high clinical suspicion of the condition, avoiding the need for biopsy, a study at six French hospitals found.
8 May 2024

Molecular rapid diagnostic testing outperforms conventional methods in bloodstream infections

Patients who received molecular rapid diagnostic testing had significantly lower odds of mortality when it was used with an antibiotic stewardship program, but not when it was used without stewardship, according to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis.
5 Oct 2016

Is your patient depressed or just demoralized?

Demoralization is common among inpatients and can be treated with relatively simple interventions, according to a psychiatrist.
8 May 2024

Hospitalists offer lessons from past diagnostic successes, errors

Interviews with 24 experienced hospitalists revealed five themes from their thoughts on improving diagnostics.
7 Feb 2024

Cardiac societies release guideline on evaluation, diagnosis of chest pain

The recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, with support from other societies, provide algorithms for assessing and diagnosing chest pain in adults and offer 10 take-home points, including on use of testing and imaging.
10 Nov 2021

May 8, 2024

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Diagnostic error found in care of 23% of patients who died or were transferred to ICU

The most common causes of diagnostic errors were assessment and testing issues, according to an analysis of patients who were transferred to an ICU, died, or both while hospitalized with general medical conditions at any of 29 academic centers in 2019.
17 Jan 2024

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