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Thrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain StrokesThrombectomy Up to 24 Hours Effective in Certain Strokes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:48:59 EST

Published results of the DAWN trial show patients with salvageable brain tissue identified by 'clinical-core mismatch' benefitted from endovascular therapy up to 24 hours after onset.
Medscape Medical News



Better Patient Decisions: A Destination Within ReachBetter Patient Decisions: A Destination Within Reach

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:53:51 EST

A study showing that a comprehensive decision aid could help patients make treatment choices in line with their values is Dr Mandrola’s favorite trial of AHA 2017.
theheart.org on Medscape



Triaging and Treating After the Las Vegas Shooting: A Firsthand AccountTriaging and Treating After the Las Vegas Shooting: A Firsthand Account

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:32:57 EST

How do you bring order to the chaos in the aftermath of a mass shooting? Dr Rob Glatter speaks with Dr Dale Carrison, chief of emergency medicine at UMC in Las Vegas.
Medscape Emergency Medicine



Biotin Interference With Routine Clinical ImmunoassaysBiotin Interference With Routine Clinical Immunoassays

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

The use of biotin supplements may impact the results of immunoassays used to evaluate endocrine function. Find out what there is to know.
Endocrine Practice



TRICS-3 Disputes 'Liberal' RBC Transfusions at Cardiac SurgeryTRICS-3 Disputes 'Liberal' RBC Transfusions at Cardiac Surgery

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:45:26 EST

"Blood is expensive and blood is toxic," points out an observer of the largest-yet trial looking at the issue: good reasons to avoid transfusions in cardiac surgery only to keep hemoglobin levels high.
Medscape Medical News