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Treatment Effectiveness in HF With Lung or Kidney DiseaseTreatment Effectiveness in HF With Lung or Kidney Disease

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST

This study assessed the clinical effectiveness of treatment of heart failure in the setting of two common comorbidities: chronic lung disease and chronic kidney disease.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society



Comprehensive Review of Skiing and Snowboarding InjuriesComprehensive Review of Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST

A new review provides insight into the patterns and mechanisms of musculoskeletal injuries associated with skiing and snowboarding.
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons



Steroids Speed Recovery From Septic Shock; No Survival BenefitSteroids Speed Recovery From Septic Shock; No Survival Benefit

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:58:35 EST

A hydrocortisone infusion does not reduce mortality among septic shock patients undergoing mechanical ventilation, but it does speed recovery when the condition is not fatal, according to an international study of 3,658 patients treated over four years.
Reuters Health Information



Thromboembolic Events in PICU: A Descriptive StudyThromboembolic Events in PICU: A Descriptive Study

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST

How is deep vein thrombosis best prevented in the pediatric intensive care unit?
Pediatric Nursing



Ribavirin for Respiratory Syncytial Virus-induced ARDSRibavirin for Respiratory Syncytial Virus-induced ARDS

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST

This case demonstrates the potential usefulness of orally administered ribavirin as a therapeutic option for severe respiratory syncytial virus infection.
Journal of Medical Case Reports



Study Supports Early Postnatal Steroids for Extremely Preterm InfantsStudy Supports Early Postnatal Steroids for Extremely Preterm Infants

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:06:58 EST

New data confirm the value of early low-dose prophylactic hydrocortisone in extremely preterm infants and suggest that those born after placental vascular disease may benefit the most.
Reuters Health Information



What's Hot at ISC 2018?What's Hot at ISC 2018?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:33:32 EST

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference will deliver a host of exciting clinical trial results, as well as new guidelines for acute ischemic stroke.
Medscape Medical News



Three Must-Read EM Articles From 2017Three Must-Read EM Articles From 2017

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:30:17 EST

Dr Amal Mattu discusses his picks for the most important emergency medicine literature of the past year. What are your picks?
Medscape Emergency Medicine



More Evidence Links Gum Disease to Stroke Risk More Evidence Links Gum Disease to Stroke Risk

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:58:26 EST

A new study shows a relationship between severity of gum disease and increasing future stroke risk, and conversely that regular dental care was linked to a lower stroke risk.
Medscape Medical News



Antibiotics, Antidepressants Dominate New FDA Watch ListAntibiotics, Antidepressants Dominate New FDA Watch List

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:13:29 EST

Presence on list does not mean a drug has been linked to a risk, only that new safety information is available or potential risk has been identified and further review will be or has been completed.
Medscape Medical News



Urinalysis Accurately Pinpoints UTI in Febrile InfantsUrinalysis Accurately Pinpoints UTI in Febrile Infants

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:50:47 EST

Urinalysis is highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing urinary-tract infection (UTI) in febrile infants, according to findings from a large study.
Reuters Health Information



Flu Intensity, IV Bag Shortage Have Hospitals ScramblingFlu Intensity, IV Bag Shortage Have Hospitals Scrambling

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:32:45 EST

Hurricane Maria devastated intravenous (IV) fluid bag production at Puerto Rico plants, and now the peak of a particularly dangerous flu season has left hospitals with fewer options.
Medscape Medical News



Intralesional Steroid Injections Effective in Airway StenosisIntralesional Steroid Injections Effective in Airway Stenosis

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:26:18 EST

Serial intralesional steroid injections (ISI) administered in the office are safe and effective in many patients with airway stenosis, according to a retrospective study.
Reuters Health Information






FDA Safety Alert Issued for Zoll LifeVest Wearable DefibrillatorFDA Safety Alert Issued for Zoll LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:47:05 EST

The FDA says the device may fail to delivery therapy if a certain message code is displayed, one that says only that the device might need servicing.
News Alerts



Survey: 42% of Physicians Report Burnout, Some Cite DepressionSurvey: 42% of Physicians Report Burnout, Some Cite Depression

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:16:27 EST

Physicians in a Medscape survey contradicted themselves on whether their depression had an effect on patient care.
Medscape Medical News



Potential Error in sO2 Calculations Using a POC AssayPotential Error in sO2 Calculations Using a POC Assay

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST

This study indicates that a point-of-care instrument commonly used to monitor oxygen saturation, and routinely used to make clinical decisions, may give unreliable results in certain situations.
American Journal of Clinical Pathology



FDA Clears Medtronic's Riptide Clot Aspiration SystemFDA Clears Medtronic's Riptide Clot Aspiration System

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:41:57 EST

The system is intended for use in the revascularization of patients with acute ischemic stroke secondary to intracranial large-vessel occlusive disease within 8 hours of symptom onset.
FDA Approvals



Pros and Cons of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for ARDSPros and Cons of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for ARDS

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:25:00 EST

Dr Holley reviews arguments made for and against extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as first-line therapy for acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Medscape Critical Care



Risk of VTE in Patients by Albuminuria and Estimated GFRRisk of VTE in Patients by Albuminuria and Estimated GFR

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 EST

What role could albuminuria and eGFR play in assessing for the risk for venous thromboembolism?
American Journal of Kidney Diseases