Guidelines to optimize treatment of reduced ejection fraction heart failure
May 18, 2018
What guidance is there for clinical care of complex heart failure patients?
Don’t delay hip-fracture surgery
April 26, 2018
What is the association of wait time and 30-day mortality in patients undergoing hip-fracture surgery?
Lower risk of ICH with dabigatran as compared to warfarin in atrial fibrillation
April 26, 2018
Is dabigatran superior to warfarin with regards to the risk of intracranial hemorrhage and myocardial infarction in patients with atrial fibrillation?
Providers’ prior imaging patterns and ownership of equipment are strong predictors of low-value imaging
April 19, 2018
Is there evidence that ownership of imaging equipment, prior ordering history, and ordering behavior in other clinical scenarios are associated with obtaining low-value imaging?
High 5-year mortality in patients admitted with heart failure regardless of ejection fraction
April 18, 2018
Are there differences in 5-year outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (ejection fraction [EF], greater than or equal to 50%), heart failure with borderline ejection fraction (EF, 41%-49%), or heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (EF, less than or equal to 40%)?
Use procalcitonin-guided algorithms to guide antibiotic therapy for acute respiratory infections to improve patient outcomes
April 13, 2018
How does using procalcitonin levels for adults with acute respiratory infections (ARIs) affect patient outcomes?
Delaying lumbar punctures for a head CT may result in increased mortality in acute bacterial meningitis
April 10, 2018
Can we safely perform lumbar punctures (LP) without neuroimaging in patients with acute bacterial meningitis (ABM)?
Triple therapy in question
January 16, 2018
Clinical question: In patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is dabigatran plus a P2Y12 inhibitor safer than, and as efficacious as, triple therapy with warfarin?
Isolation precautions are associated with higher costs, longer LOS
December 22, 2017
Clinical question: What are the effects of isolation precautions on hospital outcomes and cost of care?
Urgent endoscopy is associated with lower mortality in high-risk patients with acute nonvariceal GI bleeding
December 21, 2017
Is urgent endoscopy (less than 6 hours after ED presentation) better than elective endoscopy (6-48 hours after presentation) to decrease mortality and rebleeding in high-risk patients with acute nonvariceal