Devin Horton, MD
Retrievable IVC Plus Anticoagulation Does Not Reduce Risk of Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism
July 29, 2015
Clinical question: Does a retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter in addition to anticoagulation in patients with an acute pulmonary embolism (PE) decrease the risk of recurrent PE? Background: Inferior vena cava placement has increased dramatically over the last three decades.
Fecal Microbiotia Transplantation in Treatment of Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection
July 14, 2015
Clinical question: Does fecal microbiotia transplantation (FMT) effectively treat patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)? Background: Patients with initial CDI have increased rates of recurrence (15%–30%), with variable success noted in treatment of recurrent disease.