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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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/08/03/patients-treated-for-syncope-have-similar-motor-vehicle-crash-risk-as-other-ed-patients.htm
3 Aug 2022

Local rate of malpractice claims linked to admissions of low-risk patients with syncope

For every 1 in 100,000-person increase in the physician malpractice claims rate, there was an increase of 6.7% in the hospital admission rate among patients with lower-risk syncope, representing an estimated $102 million in extra costs, a recent study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/12/23/5.htm
23 Dec 2020

Midodrine may reduce vasovagal syncope in healthy, younger patients

Young, healthy patients with a median of six syncope episodes in the prior year were educated about lifestyle changes to reduce fainting risk and randomized to either midodrine or placebo in a recent study.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/08/04/4.htm
4 Aug 2021

Malpractice and syncope, heart failure and fracking

Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2021/03/in-the-news.htm
15 Mar 2021

Guideline released on evaluation, management of syncope

The joint guideline from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society includes detailed treatment recommendations for cardiovascular conditions, including arrhythmic conditions, structural conditions, and inheritable arrhythmic conditions.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2017/03/15/4.htm
15 Mar 2017

Internal Medicine Meeting 2021: Virtual Experience

Stroke, sickle cell, and syncope and other clinical topics were covered at the conference.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2021/06/simple-steps-to-safely-stratify-syncope.htm
15 Jun 2021

NT-proBNP values appear unhelpful in predicting syncope outcomes

A prospective cohort study assessed whether N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels could help improve prediction of 30-day adverse events at ED presentation when added to the Canadian Syncope Risk Score.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/04/29/4.htm
29 Apr 2020

Pinpoint PE in high-risk patients with syncope

The evidence on the prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE) among patients with syncope has been mixed.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2018/12/pinpoint-pe-in-syncope.htm
15 Dec 2018

Biomarkers effective for diagnosing cardiac cause of syncope in ED patients

B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), N-terminal proBNP, and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T and I provided better prognostic accuracy that some commonly used scoring systems, a prospective study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/03/06/2.htm
6 Mar 2019

December 2018

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https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2018/12/

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