Direct oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral stenosis

1. In this retrospective observational study, direct oral anticoagulant use for atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral stenosis was linked with decreased mortality and...

Aspirin therapy combined with warfarin without clinical indication associated with increased bleeding

1. In this retrospective cohort study conducted in Michigan, aspirin therapy combined with warfarin for patients without a clinical indication was associated with increased...

The PreVent trial: bag-mask ventilation decreases hypoxia in patients undergoing tracheal intubation

1. For intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing tracheal intubation, bag-mask ventilation between induction and laryngoscopy resulted in less hypoxia during the procedure.2. No...

Coronary CT angiography superior to functional stress testing among diabetic patients

1. In this randomized trial, diabetic patients with stable chest pain randomized to coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) had lower rates of cardiovascular death...

Predictive model may help estimate bleeding risk with aspirin use

1. A model was constructed to predict bleeding risk in patients taking aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease.2. The predicted data closely match the observed...

Peripheral perfusion-targeted resuscitation does not lower mortality in septic shock patients

1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no difference in 28-day mortality in patients with early septic shock between peripheral perfusion-targeted resuscitation and...

The PIONEER-HF Trial: Sacubitril-valsartan linked to superior outcomes in acute decompensated heart failure

1. Among patients hospitalized for acute decompensated heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), treatment with sacubitril-valsartan reduced N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)...

Quick Take: Impact of scribes on emergency medicine doctors’ productivity and patient throughput: multicentre...

Medical scribes are used in variety of clinical settings to complete clerical tasks otherwise done by a clinician. Limited research has been done concerning...

Individualized exercise program linked to faster recovery following pediatric sport-related concussion

1. In this randomized control trial of pediatric sport-related concussion (SRC), a progressive sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise program was linked to a shorter time...

Aspirin use associated with reduction in cardiovascular events but increase in bleeding risk

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, while aspirin use among patients without cardiovascular disease was associated with fewer adverse cardiovascular events, it was not...
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