Search results for "Procedures"
Hypercalcemia from calcium sulfate antibiotic beads
A patient was admitted with right hip pain from a chronic prosthetic joint infection.
31 May 2023
Complications rare but potentially serious after pleural procedures
A narrative review looked at complications related to thoracocentesis, intercostal drains, indwelling pleural catheters, and local anesthetic thoracoscopy.
15 Dec 2021
RSV vaccine, OTC naloxone approved
The FDA also updated the prescribing information for immediate-release opioid pain medicines to note that these products should not be used for an extended period, among other recent actions.
24 May 2023
Antiplatelet therapy linked to increased risk of post-pleural procedure bleeding
Although patients on antiplatelet therapy were at increased risk of bleeding, including serious bleeding, during the 24 hours following a bedside pleural procedure compared with controls, rates of bleeding and severe bleeding were low, a French study found.
16 Dec 2020
Finding new ways to teach procedures
Simulation is part of the current model for procedure training.
15 Aug 2020
Nearly all deaths related to noncardiac procedures occur after surgery, study finds
About 45% of deaths that occurred in the 30 days after noncardiac surgery were associated with three complications: major bleeding, myocardial injury, and sepsis.
7 Aug 2019
Organ procurement procedures appear to vary by individual U.S. hospital
In a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of 13 hospitals covered by two organ procurement organizations, rates of conversion of potential donor patients into actual donors ranged from 0% to 51.0%.
15 Feb 2023
Infective endocarditis risk increased after many types of medical procedures
The findings could warrant reconsideration of prophylactic antibiotics for some patients, according to the study authors, who also called for assessment of the costs and benefits of elective procedures for patients at high risk of endocarditis.
13 Jun 2018
SHM issues recommendations on ultrasound guidance for vascular access procedures
The 29 new recommendations from the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) cover preprocedure steps, procedure techniques, postprocedure care, and training.
18 Sep 2019
ESKD patients more likely to survive procedures when dialysis done closer to surgery
The 90-day mortality rate after a surgical procedure was 5.2% in Medicare patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) who last underwent dialysis three days prior to surgery, compared to 4.7% with dialysis two days prior and 4.2% with it one day prior, a retrospective study found.
9 Nov 2022