Optimizing organ donations from overdose deaths may help address national organ shortage

1. U.S. transplants using organs from overdose-death donors (ODDs) has increased 24-fold from 2000 to 2016, and transplant outcomes from organs donated by ODDs...

Higher short-term mortality demonstrated for women compared with men after ST-elevation myocardial infarction

1. In a modern cohort of patients with readily available primary percutaneous coronary intervention, woman experienced greater mortality rates then men following ST-elevation myocardial...

Emergency department revisit rates underestimated among pediatric patients

1. Emergency department (ED) revisit rates among pediatric patients were shown to be underestimated by almost 20% when only revisits that occurred at the...

Survey suggests physicians and Medicare skilled home health care clinicians lack interaction

1. About 80% of physicians seldom or never communicated with skilled home health care (SHHC) clinicians about information on the Centers for Medicare &...

Acid suppression and antibiotic use in infancy linked to allergic disease

1. Use of histamine 2 receptor antagonists (H2RA) or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) during the first 6 months of life was associated with increased...

Pathway modification reduces admissions for pediatric anaphylaxis

1. Inpatient and observation unit admissions for pediatric anaphylaxis decreased by more than half following implementation of a revised clinical care pathway. 2. More than...

Isolated vomiting not linked to clinically important TBI in children

1. Isolated vomiting (vomiting without other predictors of traumatic brain injury as defined by 3 high-quality clinical decision rules ) was not associated...

No significant benefit of long-acting muscarinic antagonists over long-acting beta-agonists in reducing exacerbation risk...

1. Adjunct long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) use with corticosteroids was associated with reduced exacerbation risk compared with placebo in patients with uncontrolled, persistent asthma. 2....

Flucytosine plus fluconazole is noninferior to amphotericin B in treating cryptococcal meningitis

1. Treatment of cryptococcal meningitis with two weeks of flucytosine and fluconazole was noninferior to two weeks of amphotericin B. 2. Addition of flucytosine to...

Hemodynamic markers of pulmonary hypertension in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction are associated...

1. Pulmonary hypertension associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF) is common in patients undergoing a right heart catheterization. 2. Transpulmonary gradient (TPG),...
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