July 2012

Literature Reviews

ITL: Physician Reviews of HM-Relevant Research

Neutral head position safe for internal jugular vein cannulation; thrombolysis decreases mortality in unstable patients with acute PE; rectal indomethacin decreases incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis; CHADS2-VASc and HAS-BLED as predictors in afib patients; no readmission, mortality decreases with self-supported COPD management; Medicare Premier P4P initiatives do not decrease mortality; in-hospital rate of DVT/PE after hip and knee arthroplasty; sodium chloride prevents contrast-induced nephropathy.

Literature Reviews

ITL: Physician Reviews of HM-Relevant Research

Nearly all CDIs related to exposure in healthcare setting; CT angiography safe to determine ED discharge in potential ACS; predicting physiological deterioration through EMR use; accuracy of rapid influenza diagnostic tests; multifaceted QI intervention improves ACS therapy adherence; rivaroxaban vs. heparin plus vitamin K antagonist for PE treatment; coronary stent implantation in CAD; prolonged prophylaxis use in hip-replacement patients.