Emergency Departments more likely to transfer injured children on Medicaid

1. Emergency departments (EDs) that treated higher percentages of patients on Medicaid were more likely to transfer patients, rather than to admit them. 2. Younger...

Rivaroxaban and warfarin have similar safety and efficacy in mild atrial fibrillation-related ischemic stroke

1. In this randomized controlled trial, rivaroxaban and warfarin were similar in safety and efficacy when used to prevent early recurrence of stroke in...

Fewer off-road vehicle injuries with age-restricting legislation

1. Emergency department visits related to off-road vehicle (ORV) accidents significantly decreased in children ages 17 and younger after the passage of stricter legislation...

Intensive blood pressure lowering linked to decreased mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease

1. In a meta-analysis of randomized trials evaluating blood pressure control in patients with stage 3-5 chronic kidney disease (CKD), more intensive blood pressure...

Tiotropium linked with improved outcomes in early-stage COPD

1. Patients with mild or moderate COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) randomized to receive tiotropium had a significantly higher FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in...

Rapid tests linked to quicker and more accurate results for influenza diagnosis than traditional...

1. Compared to traditional rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs), digital immunoassays (DIAs), and rapid nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) had significantly higher sensitivities for...

Antibiotic prescribing rates in pediatric emergency departments vary by race and ethnicity

1. Non-Hispanic (NH) white children were more likely to be prescribed antibiotics for viral acute respiratory tract illnesses (ARTIs) in pediatric emergency departments (PEDs)...

NT-proBNP guided therapy non-superior for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

1. In this multicenter, randomized controlled study, the use of NT-proBNP levels to guide medical interventions for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF-rEF)...

Extensive cancer screening may not improve outcomes for patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism

1. Although more extensive screening may detect more cases of occult cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) at the preliminary screening, it...

Candidate drug to prevent HIV infection in women safe and well-tolerated in phase 2...

1. Maraviroc pre-exposure prophylaxis regimens were observed to be safe and well tolerated in patients. 2. No new HIV infections occurred during the course of...
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