Many VTE patients live in fear of the next event
March 29, 2018
An estimated 41% of patients who experience a VTE fear another clot often or almost all the time.
Beware of polypharmacy in patients taking warfarin
March 20, 2018
SAN DIEGO – The incidence of polypharmacy among patients on warfarin therapy appears to peak at age 75.
DOACs may be beneficial in post-op atrial fib after CABG
March 17, 2018
The use of direct oral anticoagulants were not significantly different from warfarin for safety and efficacy in cases of post-op atrial fib following coronary artery bypass grafting.
VA study finds high MRSA infection risk among those colonized with the bacterium
October 13, 2017
SAN DIEGO – Patients colonized with MRSA are at high risk of MRSA infection both in the predischarge and postdischarge time periods, results from an 8-year VA study showed.
New drug choices emerging to battle antibiotic resistance
June 27, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO – Effective antibiotics may not be available to treat seriously ill patients in the near future.
Selected elderly trauma patients do well in non–ICU wards
December 7, 2016
CORONADO, CALIF. – When elderly patients are appropriately triaged, they can be selectively admitted to non–intensive care wards with acceptable outcomes, results from a single-center study showed.
Hospital factors play key role in readmission risk after surgery
November 28, 2016
CORONADO, CALIF. – Variation in readmission risk across hospitals following certain surgical procedures is more attributable to hospital factors than to patient characteristics, results from a large analysis demonstrated.