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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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