Initial trial of conservative management of splenic injury [Pediatrics Classics Series]

Image: PD 1. The conservative, symptomatic management of 16 patients following assumed splenic injury from blunt abdominal trauma resulted in normalization of hemodynamic stability within...

Pericardial drainage for stable hemopericardium

Image: PD  1. Pericardial drainage did not lead to more complications than sternotomy.  2. Pericardial drainage decreased the likelihood of ICU admission and led to shorter...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind February 10-16, 2014

Image: PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Twenty five year follow-up...

Intracranial carotid artery atherosclerosis independently linked to increased stroke risk

Image: PD  1. Intracranial carotid artery atherosclerosis was demonstrated to be a major risk factor for stroke in a white population.  2. Intracranial atherosclerosis was shown...

Insurance status linked to transfer decisions in trauma cases

Image: PD 1. Uninsured patients were most likely to get transferred to appropriate trauma center.  2. Severe abdominal injuries and older patients were both associated with...

Perioperative beta-blocker use beneficial in select cardiovascular subgroups

Image: PD  1. Beta-blocker use was associated with no significant improvement in major cardiovascular adverse events (MACE) or all-cause mortality in all patients with ischemic...

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm mortality greater in England vs. USA.

Image: PD  1.  Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA) have a significantly higher in-hospital mortality rate in England compared to the USA.  2. The best outcomes in...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind March 10 – 17, 2014

Image: PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Idelalisib and Rituximab in...

Age-adjusted D-dimer levels may rule out pulmonary embolism [ADJUST-PE trial]

Image: PD  1. Baseline D-dimer levels increase with age, increasing the test false positive rate without age adjustment.  2. Age-adjusted cutoffs increase the rule-out efficacy of...

Nonleg venous thromboses associated with PE, longer ICU stay

Image: PD 1. Venous thrombosis in the critically ill tended to be incident, proximal, and in the deeper veins of the upper extremities with the...
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