Metoprolol not effective in preventing exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

1. In this double-blind randomized trial of COPD patients without previous indication for beta blocker therapy, treatment with extended-release beta-blockers failed to generate improved...

Association of body mass index and extreme obesity with long-term outcomes following percutaneous coronary...

1. Patients with obesity undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are typically younger with more cardiovascular risk factors, but may be less likely to experience procedural...

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and risk of incident acute myocardial infarction and stroke: findings...

1. After adjustment for established cardiovascular risk factors, the diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) does not appear to be associated with risk...

Mixed outcomes from surgical evacuation of cerebellar intracerebral hemorrhage

1. In this meta-analysis, the proportion of patients with cerebellar intracerebral hemorrhage who underwent surgical evacuation and had a favorable functional outcome was not...

Quick Take: Use of fenofibrate on cardiovascular outcomes in statin users with metabolic syndrome

1. The risk of major cardiovascular events may be further reduced with the addition of fenofibrate therapy to statin treatment in adults with metabolic...

Daily aspirin may benefit some patients without existing cardiovascular disease

1. The benefit of daily aspirin varied dramatically depending on whether one cardiovascular disease event was equivalent to one or two bleeding events2. Subgroups...

Quick Take: Differing risk of mortality in trauma patients with stab wounds to the...

Stab wounds are managed operatively and, in select cases, non-operatively, depending on a patient’s hemodynamic stability, the anatomic location of the stabbing, and whether...

Decrease in admissions, testing of patients with brief resolved unexplained events

1. After the 2016 change in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) guidelines for brief resolved unexplained events (BRUEs), both rates of admission and...

Quick Take: Optimal Combination of Compression Rate and Depth During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Functionally...

While it is known that suboptimal chest compressions are associated with worse outcomes after cardiac arrest, the optimal combination of chest compression rate (CCR)...

Quick Take: Efficacy of prehospital criteria in identifying trauma patients susceptible to undertriage

While the early recognition of severe traumatic injury is associated with improved morbidity and mortality, undertriage has been associated with poorer patient outcomes. Previous...
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