Cultivating patient activation through technology
January 3, 2020
The key to success will likely involve tailoring interventions to individual patients.
New ASH guideline: VTE prophylaxis after major surgery
December 12, 2019
ORLANDO – The chair of VTE guidelines panel presented highlights of the latest guidelines in a special session at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
Transfusion-related lung injury is on the rise in elderly patients
November 14, 2019
SAN ANTONIO – Researchers at the Food and Drug Administration examined trends in potentially life-threatening or fatal transfusion-related adverse events in patients aged 65 years and older.
Storytelling tool can assist elderly in the ICU
November 12, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO – A graphic-based framework tool helps track best-and worst-case scenarios for elderly patients in the ICU.
Automated ventilation outperformed nurses in post-op cardiac care
October 13, 2019
MADRID – Automated mechanical ventilation keeps post-op patients in safe breathing zones better than nurses.
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.
TAVR, SAVR share same infective endocarditis risk
October 3, 2019
PARIS – “Be aware, be careful, and provide appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis, just as surgeons do in SAVR,” said Dr. Laurent Fauchier.
Post-TAVR anticoagulation alone fails to cut stroke risk in AFib
August 19, 2019
By contrast, antiplatelet therapy linked to reduced risk of stroke, whether or not oral anticoagulation was used in this PARTNER II substudy.
Opioid use curbed with patient education and lower prescription quantities
June 25, 2019
Postsurgery patients given education on opioids and prescribed fewer tablets took less medication.
Severe OSA increases cardiovascular risk after surgery
May 14, 2019
General anesthetics, sedatives, and postoperative analgesics are potent respiratory depressants that relax the upper airway dilator muscles and impair ventilatory response to hypoxemia and hypercapnia.