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ICU Pressures Improve Transfers to the Floor

Clinical question: Does ICU strain negatively affect the outcomes of patients transferred to the floor? Background: With healthcare costs...

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Neither Low-Dose Dopamine nor Low-Dose Nesiritide Improves Renal Dysfunction in Acute Heart Failure Patients

Clinical question: Does low-dose dopamine or low-dose nesiritide added to diuretic therapy enhance pulmonary volume reduction and preserve renal...

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Beta Blockers Lower Mortality after Acute Myocardial Infarction in COPD Patients

Clinical question: Does the use and timing of beta blockers in COPD patients experiencing a first myocardial infarction (MI) affect survival after...

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Edoxaban Is Noninferior to Warfarin in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Clinical question: What is the long-term efficacy and safety of edoxaban compared with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib)?...

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Interdisciplinary Intervention Improves Medication Compliance, Not Blood Pressure or LDL-C Levels

Clinical question: Can intervention by pharmacists and physicians improve compliance to cardio-protective medications? Background: Adherence to...

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Colloids vs. Crystalloids for Critically Ill Patients Presenting with Hypovolemic Shock

Clinical question: In critically ill patients admitted to the ICU with hypovolemic shock, does the use of colloid for fluid resuscitation,...

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“Triple Rule Outs” for Chest Pain: A Tool to Evaluate the Coronaries but Not Pulmonary Embolism or Aortic Dissection

Clinical question: How does “triple rule out” (TRO) computed tomographic (CT) angiography compare to other imaging modalities in evaluating...

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Patients Prefer Inpatient Boarding to Emergency Department Boarding

Clinical question: Do patients who experience overcrowding and long waits in the emergency department (ED) prefer boarding within ED hallways or...

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