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    In the Literature: Research You Need to Know

    January 11, 2012

    Pneumonia patients experiencing delayed clinical stability have increased risk of post-discharge complications

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    In the Literature: The latest research you need to know

    December 21, 2011

    Procalcitonin-guided therapy decreases antimicrobial duration in ICU patients; High residual platelet reactivity increases risk of cardiovascular events among patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing PCI; Conservative treatment of necrotizing pancreatitis is associated with improved outcomes; Cardiac MRI complements clinical findings in diagnosis of stress cardiomyopathy; Increased risk of potentially inadvertent medication discontinuation following acute-care hospitalization; Clinical exam remains valuable in the diagnosis of patients admitted to a medicine service; RDW predicts all-cause mortality and bloodstream infection in ICU patients

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    What Is the Best E&M of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia?

    September 2, 2011

    Management of HIT includes the continuation of a nonheparin anticoagulant for at least 30 days after diagnosis. Warfarin should not be used until the platelet count has reached 150x109/L.