Richard Mark Kirkner
ACC panel defines, advises on heart failure with ‘recovered’ EF
August 5, 2020
An American College of Cardiology expert panel has issued a definition of heart failure with recovered ejection fraction and recommendations for diagnosis and treatment.
FLU/SAL inhalers for COPD carry greater pneumonia risk
June 4, 2020
Pneumonia risks from different types of inhaled corticosteroids have not been well understood.
Distancing works, N95 respirators work better
June 1, 2020
A meta-analysis confirms that social distancing, face masks, and eye protection significantly reduces the risk of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 spread.
As visits for AMI drop during pandemic, deaths rise
May 22, 2020
In Italy, sharp nationwide decreases in hospitalizations for acute MI during the height of COVID-19 were offset by higher mortality for patients who did present.
Chilblain-like lesions reported in children thought to have COVID-19
May 21, 2020
Two case series from Europe describe chilblain-like lesions in children with mild symptoms of COVID-19.
Bronchoscopy guideline for COVID-19 pandemic: Use sparingly
May 12, 2020
An expert panel has developed recommendations for indications for bronchoscopy and use of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
IDSA guidelines cover N95 use and reuse
April 30, 2020
The Infectious Disease Society of America released guidelines for personal protective equipment use by health care workers caring for COVID-19 patients.
Contact tracing, isolation have impact, study shows
April 29, 2020
Comprehensive isolation and contact tracing in China led to faster confirmation of new COVID-19 cases and faster isolation after diagnosis.
PACT-HF: Transitional care derives no overall benefit
January 9, 2020
PHILADELPHIA – A trial of a postdischarge transitional care model found no improvement in outcomes overall, but showed that women responded more favorably than men.
Hospitalist comanagement reduced odds of MI, shortened vascular surgery stays
October 4, 2019
CHICAGO – A care model that uses hospitalists to comanage vascular surgery patients reduced hospital stays, with a greater impact on complex cases.