Active diagnostic strategy for pulmonary embolism in COPD exacerbations does not significantly alter a composite clinical outcome compared to usual care
January 7, 2022
Dr. Lublin Clinical question: Can an active diagnostic protocol including a D-dimer and computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) for pulmonary emboli (PE) improve outcomes for...
D-dimer thresholds rule out PE in meta-analysis
December 14, 2021
Data from a large review support use of D-dimer levels to diagnose PE without imaging.
Apixaban outmatches rivaroxaban for VTE in study
December 6, 2021
These real-world findings may guide selection of initial anticoagulant therapy, according to authors of the paper.
No serious CV risks for elderly after Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
December 2, 2021
A French study adds to other evidence that the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine does not increase the risk for serious cardiovascular adverse events in elderly individuals.
Scientists ask whether Omicron can outrun Delta: How fast does it spread?
November 29, 2021
The fact that Omicron is already spreading in the presence of Delta, “which outcompeted all the other variants, is worrisome.”
Text-based COVID monitoring system could reduce deaths, relieve ED in winter surge
November 17, 2021
The new program could play a role in decreasing disparities in COVID outcomes, says an investigator.
Comparing pulmonary embolism mortality risk scores
November 16, 2021
How well do risk scores estimate mortality outcomes in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE)?
Racial bias in pulse oximetry results confirmed
November 4, 2021
Black patients with respiratory failure had a statistically significantly higher risk of occult hypoxemia, compared with White patients.
Fluoroquinolones linked to sudden death risk for those on hemodialysis
October 25, 2021
Most patients undergoing hemodialysis have a least one risk factor for drug-induced QT interval prolongation.
Sepsis multiplies in-hospital mortality risk in COPD
October 21, 2021
Among nearly 7 million hospitalizations in which the primary diagnosis was COPD, nearly 65,000 (0.93%) patients experienced sepsis as a complication.