Nearly half of potentially preventable Medicare spending focused on frail elderly patients

1. High-cost frail elderly persons account for almost half of the potentially preventable Medicare spending. 2. The greatest amount of spending related to admissions for...

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds linked to increased risk of adverse events at mid- and long-term

1. In comparison to everolimus-eluting metallic stents (EESs), bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) increased the chances for thrombotic events at both mid- and long-term follow-up. 2....

Childhood antibiotic use not linked to celiac or islet cell autoimmunity

1. In a prospective study of children at-risk for development of type-1 diabetes, antibiotic use was not associated with the development of islet or...

Ibuprofen as effective as morphine for pediatric musculoskeletal injury pain

1. No significant difference was seen in visual analog scale (VAS) pain ratings morphine + ibuprofen, morphine + placebo, and ibuprofen + placebo among...

Low-dose alteplase did not show differential benefits across age, ethnicity or severity of stroke...

1. In this secondary analysis of the Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study (ENCHANTED), there were no significant difference in treatment effects...

Coronary CT angiography linked to increased intervention, decreased myocardial infarction

1. In this meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) compared to functional stress testing was associated with no difference in...

Tool may help accurately predict 30-day mortality for emergency department patients with acute heart...

1. Based on 13 independent risk factors that are available at most emergency department (ED) admissions, the MEESSI-AHF (Multiple Estimation of risk based on...

Hospital visits higher among adolescents with recent justice system involvement

1. Adolescents with any justice system involvement in the past year were more likely to have also been to the emergency department (ED) or...

Supplemental oxygen does not reduce mortality in stroke patients

1. This randomized clinical trial showed that among patients with acute stroke, supplementary low-dose oxygen for 72 hours (either nocturnal or continuous) did not...

Patient age may impact hospital rankings based on acute myocardial infarction mortality data

1. Hospital mortality rankings using data from older patients (≥65 years of age) with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) did not correlate with rankings for...
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