Andrew D. Bowser
Refined heart rate cutoffs may improve prognostic value of acute PE scoring systems
September 21, 2021
In an observational registry-based study, dropping the 110-bpm heart rate threshold improved sensitivity for low-risk PE, while increasing it improved specificity for intermediate-high–risk PE.
Unmanaged diabetes, high blood glucose tied to COVID-19 severity
June 26, 2021
Findings suggest in part that hospitalized COVID-19 patients need aggressive treatment of hyperglycemia, regardless of the diagnosis of diabetes or A1c value.
OSA diagnoses not carried forward to the inpatient setting
October 26, 2020
Missed OSA diagnoses could have especially negative implications for patients who don’t continue on positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy during the hospital stay,
Certain statins linked to lower mortality risk in patients admitted for sepsis
October 22, 2020
Statin use was associated with lower mortality, compared with no use, with hydrophilic and synthetic statins besting lipophilic and fungal-derived statins.
Fauci: Cautious optimism for COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020
October 18, 2020
Top health official is “cautiously optimistic” for vaccine distribution before end of year, pending favorable safety and efficacy data.
COVID-19 outcomes no worse in patients on TNF inhibitors or methotrexate
September 16, 2020
No increase was seen in hospitalization and death rates, providing additional support for keeping patients on these immunosuppressive treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic, although more research is needed and shared decision making is warranted.
DOACs linked to lower fracture risk versus warfarin in AFib patients
May 20, 2020
The results suggest women may particularly benefit from DOAC use.
COVID-19: Telemedicine boosting access but is not a panacea
April 27, 2020
Surging virtual visits are setting a precedent during the pandemic, but the future of telepsychiatry remains to be written, experts said.
COVID-19: Psychiatrists ‘more than a match’ for crisis moment
April 27, 2020
Physicians can step up by fighting misinformation, holding leaders accountable, and tackling inequities, Dr. Patrice A. Harris said.
Get triage plans in place before COVID-19 surge hits, critical care experts say
April 22, 2020
Decisions can place enormous ethical burdens on hospitals, health systems, and society, but planning for the worst may help optimize resource allocation, according to guidance.