Heart attack hospitalization rate in China quadruples from 2001-2011

1. The rate of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) hospital admissions in China more than quadrupled from 3.7 per 100,000 individuals in 2001 to...

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy may be more beneficial in women

1. In patients with left bundle-branch block (LBBB) and QRS duration of 130-149 milliseconds (ms), women had a significant reduction in the end-point of...

USPSTF recommends aneurysm screening in men who have ever smoked

1. Based on a systematic review, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  (USPSTF) has released a statement recommending one-time ultrasonography screening for asymptomatic abdominal...

Severity of post-concussive symptoms not predictive of recovery

1. In a prospective longitudinal study, severity of reported symptoms immediately following a concussion was not associated with delayed symptom resolution (DSR) in children. 2....

Most children excluded from daycare for illness seek acute medical care

1. In a survey assessing healthcare-seeking behavior, it was found that among parents with children unable to attend childcare due to illness, over 88%...

Thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism may benefit younger patients, harm older patients

1. Thrombolysis for pulmonary embolism (PE) in intermediate-risk patients decreased mortality in patients younger than 65 years but not in older patients when compared...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind June 2 – June 8, 2014

In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Single-Dose Oritavancin in the Treatment of...

Weekly dalbavancin noninferior to daily therapy for acute skin infection [DISCOVER 1 and 2...

1. Once-weekly dalbavancin was not inferior to twice-daily vancomycin and linezolid in treating acute bacterial skin infection. 2. Fewer adverse events were reported in patients...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind May 19 – May 26, 2014

Image: PD In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Effectiveness of Paliperidone Palmitate vs...

Expectant management may be appropriate in ectopic pregnancy

Image: PD  1. Approximately 40% of cases of ectopic pregnancy in hemodynamically stable women resolved on their own. 2. Among women whose β-hCG levels rose with...
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