Hospice care may not decrease Medicare costs in patients on maintenance dialysis

1. In this cross-sectional study, of those patients on maintenance hemodialysis that were referred to hospice care, 41.5% received care for only 3 days...

Palliative care consultation linked to reduced direct hospital costs

1. In this meta-analysis of available studies, early palliative care consultation (PCC) for patients admitted to hospital with serious illness was associated with a...

Glyburide is not non-inferior to insulin in reducing perinatal complications in gestational diabetes

1. In this randomized controlled trial, glyburide was not non-inferior in terms of the composite rate of macrosomia, neonatal hypoglycemia, and hyperbilirubinemia compared with...

Atropine plus propofol similar to atropine plus atracurium and sufentanil for non-emergent intubation in...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, the frequency of prolonged desaturation during neonatal, nonemergent intubation was similar between atropine plus propofol compared to atropine...

Unit-dose packaging of buprenorphine-naloxone associated with reduced pediatric unintentional exposures

1. Pediatric unintentional opioid exposures decreased by more than 75% following the introduction of child-resistant unit-dose packaging (UDP). 2. More than 20% of unintentional buprenorphine-naloxone...

Computer analysis is not better than human clinical evaluation when it comes to measuring...

1. Similar associations were observed with clinical BI-RADS and automated BI-RADS with respect to interval and screen-detected cancer. 2. Both automated and clinical BI-RADS showed...

Improved research methods needed to determine effectiveness of anti-obesity public health initiatives

1. Researchers found that amongst nearly 300 studies reporting the impact of policies, programs, or changes in built environment on controlling and preventing obesity,...

Screening insufficient for newborns exposed to hepatitis C virus

1. In this retrospective study, only a fraction of infants receiving well-child care at the study institution were screened for hepatitis C, despite being...

Hospital readmissions occurring within 7 days post-discharge may be more preventable than later readmissions

1. The percentage of preventable early readmissions (within 7 days post-discharge) and late readmissions (between 8 and 30 days post-discharge) were 36.2% and 23.0%,...

Tenecteplase is superior to alteplase as neoadjuvant treatment for mechanical thrombectomy

1. When treated with tenecteplase, stroke patients eligible for mechanical thrombectomy had higher rates of reperfusion and superior clinical outcomes at 90 days relative...
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