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.
Pulmonary embolism treatment teams adopted widely for complex disease
November 20, 2019
NEW YORK – The challenge of pulmonary embolism is being increasingly addressed with dedicated teams.
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.
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.
FDA’s low-risk TAVR okay set to propel case volume
August 27, 2019
The FDA’s approval of TAVR for low-risk patients should boost both case numbers and U.S. TAVR sites.
Differential monocytic HLA-DR expression prognostically useful in PICU
August 19, 2019
LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – European pediatric “study of the year” paves way for novel sepsis immunotherapies.
Cellulitis ranks as top reason for skin-related pediatric inpatient admissions
July 12, 2019
AUSTIN, TX – The median length of stay for patients was 2 days, with a median cost of $6,289.50 for each case.
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.