Using POCUS of the Internal Jugular Vein to Predict Central Venous Pressure
December 1, 2022
Dr. Lawson Clinical question: Does point of care ultrasound (POCUS) of the internal jugular vein accurately predict central venous pressure? Background: Assessing volume status is critical to...
Hospitalists Can Reliably Diagnose DVT with POCUS
December 1, 2022
Dr. Peterson Clinical question: Can hospitalists safely and accurately perform bedside deep vein thrombosis (DVT) ultrasounds to promptly diagnose DVT? Background: DVTs are a common source of...
Higher-than-expected recurrent VTE found in patients with isolated SSPE
April 1, 2022
Dr. Munoa Clinical question: What is the recurrence rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with isolated subsegmental pulmonary embolisms (SSPE) managed without...
Occurrence of pulmonary embolisms in hospitalized patients nearly doubled during 2004-2015
March 24, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – National Inpatient Sample data showed that during 2004-2015 hospitalized U.S. patients with a PE diagnosis jumped by 80%.
Expert panel updates guidelines on antithrombotic therapy for AF
September 18, 2018
The new guidelines highlight 60 key recommendations from the 12-person expert panel.
New look at ATLAS suggests rivaroxaban may still have role in ACS
July 2, 2018
A reanalysis of the ATLAS ACS 2-TIMI 51 trial separated fatal and nonfatal events.
Design limitations may have compromised DVT intervention trial
May 14, 2018
WASHINGTON – The preferred evaluation – intravascular ultrasound – was not used.
Impaired kidney function no problem for dabigatran reversal
April 23, 2018
ORLANDO – Idarucizumab, reversal agent for the anticoagulant dabigatran, worked fine in patients with renal dysfunction.
VTE risk after bariatric surgery should be assessed
April 22, 2018
SEATTLE – Thromboelastometry can play a role in identifying bariatric surgery patients at risk for VTE.
Few acutely ill hospitalized patients receive VTE prophylaxis
April 2, 2018
The results “imply that there is a significantly unmet need for effective VTE prophylaxis in both the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.”