New tool predicts pain relief after gallbladder surgery
August 25, 2021
“Until now, we did not know which patient with which symptoms would benefit most from this operation.”
Initial ultrasound assessment of appendicitis curbs costs
February 2, 2020
Patients at low to medium risk for appendicitis can benefit from initial ultrasound to assess need for further action.
Single-center study outlines stroke risk, DOAC type in nonvalvular AFib patients
May 6, 2019
PHILADELPHIA –Rivaroxaban was more often than other DOACs associated with events in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients, based on a small study from a tertiary care center in Australia.
Noncardiac surgery has 7% covert stroke rate in elderly
February 19, 2019
HONOLULU – Covert strokes were linked with a doubled rate of cognitive decline in older patients after noncardiac surgery.
FDA aims to boost safety of platelets for transfusion
December 20, 2018
The agency is seeking input on ways to decrease the risk of bacterial contamination in platelets stored for 5 and 7 days after collection.
All patients with VTE have a high risk of recurrence
November 20, 2018
Researchers suggest rethinking categorization of patients with incident venous thromboembolism.
Admission eosinopenia predicted severe CDI outcomes
September 29, 2018
Significant predictors of mortality included having more comorbidities and lower systolic blood pressure at admission.
Five-year follow-up confirms safety of antibiotics for uncomplicated appendicitis
September 25, 2018
Antibiotic therapy offers a feasible alternative to appendectomy for the management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis.
Risk factors for postop cardiac events differ between vascular and general surgery
September 14, 2018
Predictive risk factors for cardiac events after general and vascular surgery differed significantly.
MI risk prediction after noncardiac surgery simplified
June 20, 2018
ORLANDO – Three conventional cardiovascular risk factors tell the tale.