Lipoprotein(a) levels can guide CV risk assessment and treatment
June 5, 2019
High levels of Lp(a) are an independent risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and could be used to guide risk assessment and treatment.
New recommendations on TB screening for health care workers
May 16, 2019
Revised guidelines on TB screening in health care personnel remove the recommendation for regular screening in the absence of known exposure.
Severe OSA increases cardiovascular risk after surgery
May 14, 2019
General anesthetics, sedatives, and postoperative analgesics are potent respiratory depressants that relax the upper airway dilator muscles and impair ventilatory response to hypoxemia and hypercapnia.
Racial, economic disparities found in buprenorphine prescriptions
May 8, 2019
Black patients and patients without private health insurance are less likely to receive a buprenorphine prescription for opioid use disorder.
Bag-mask ventilation during intubation reduces severe hypoxemia
February 18, 2019
For every nine patients who receive bag-mask ventilation during tracheal intubation, one severe hypoxemia case is avoided.
No change in postoperative pain with restrictive opioid protocol
December 27, 2018
The implementation of an ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing protocol after gynecologic surgery was associated with significant declines in opioid use.
Acute flaccid myelitis has unique MRI features
November 30, 2018
Acute flaccid myelitis more commonly presents with asymmetric paralysis and spinal cord lesions largely restricted to gray matter.
Lower glucose targets show improved mortality in cardiac patients
November 9, 2018
Lower blood glucose targets in critically ill cardiac patients are associated with lower 30-day mortality, compared with higher targets.
Antipsychotic drugs failed to shorten ICU delirium
October 26, 2018
The mechanisms of brain dysfunction targeted by antipsychotics may not play a major role in delirium.
VTE risk after gynecologic surgery lower with laparoscopic procedures
October 26, 2018
Laparoscopic and vaginal gynecologic surgery are associated with a lower incidence of postoperative VTE, compared with laparotomy.