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VTE Treatment Strategies Don't Differ in Efficacy, Safety

Clinical question: Are there differences in efficacy and safety between the treatment strategies for acute venous thromboembolism (VTE)?...

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Antimicrobial Prescribing Common in Inpatient Setting

Clinical question: What is the daily prevalence of antimicrobial use in acute-care hospitals? Background: Inappropriate antimicrobial use is...

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Arterial Catheter Use in ICU Doesn’t Improve Hospital Mortality

Clinical question: Does the use of arterial catheters (AC) improve hospital mortality in ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation?...

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Bedside Attention Tests May Be Useful in Detecting Delirium

Clinical question: Are simple bedside attention tests a reliable way to routinely screen for delirium? Background: Early diagnosis of delirium...

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Who Should Be Screened for HIV Infection?

Case A 31-year-old male with a history of asthma is admitted with an asthma exacerbation. He has no regular outpatient provider. He denies tobacco...

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