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Rescue Combination for MRSA Pneumonia With PneumothoraxRescue Combination for MRSA Pneumonia With Pneumothorax

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

The authors describe a combination therapy for the successful treatment of a case of severe community-acquired MRSA pneumonia complicated by pneumothorax.
BMC Pulmonary Medicine



Predictive AI and Voice Recognition Shift Clinical PracticePredictive AI and Voice Recognition Shift Clinical Practice

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:25:54 EDT

Medicine is being transformed by machines that extrapolate valuable information from several data streams, systems that render typing obsolete, and medical schools where cadavers are no longer used.
Medscape Medical News



Boston Scientific Resonate ICDs, CRT-Ds Get MR-Conditional LabelingBoston Scientific Resonate ICDs, CRT-Ds Get MR-Conditional Labeling

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:13:31 EDT

The FDA has approved the Resonate family of ICDs and CRT-Ds for conditional use in an MRI environment, the company announced.
FDA Approvals



ACOG Updates Recommendations on Postpartum HemorrhageACOG Updates Recommendations on Postpartum Hemorrhage

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:22:36 EDT

'One of the most important things is for us not to underappreciate the real risk of maternal hemorrhage,' one expert said.
Medscape Medical News



Hyperkalemia Linked to Poor Outcomes in Diabetes Patients Hyperkalemia Linked to Poor Outcomes in Diabetes Patients

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:53:16 EDT

A study finds hyperkalemia in about one in six patients with diabetes, portending worse outcomes and death.
Medscape Medical News



Avoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HFAvoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HF

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:09:38 EDT

That's the message from a small trial that hones the scant evidence base on managing acute preserved-EF heart failure. Dopamine had little effect; continuous-IV furosemide may have hurt the kidneys.
Medscape Medical News



FDA Okays Abiomed's Impella Heart Pump for Right Heart FailureFDA Okays Abiomed's Impella Heart Pump for Right Heart Failure

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:41:50 EDT

The Impella RP heart pump is the only percutaneous temporary ventricular support device that is FDA approved as safe and effective for right heart failure, the company says.
FDA Approvals



Better Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid SurgeriesBetter Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid Surgeries

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:54:24 EDT

Medicare data show a downward trend in carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in the US, likely due to improvements in prevention and clinical management, researchers say.
Medscape Medical News



Surgeons Are a Risk Factor for Anastomotic Leaks in PatientsSurgeons Are a Risk Factor for Anastomotic Leaks in Patients

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:54:48 EDT

Dr Lowenfels comments on a study examining the extent to which the operating surgeon is responsible for any anastomotic leaks in patients who underwent colorectal surgery.
Medscape General Surgery



Managing Chronic Kidney Disease With MTMManaging Chronic Kidney Disease With MTM

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Medication therapy management in patients with CKD poses unique challenges. This article reviews medication related problems associated with CKD, including nonadherence and medication reconciliation.
U.S. Pharmacist



As Care Shifts to Home, Infection Prevention Falls to FamiliesAs Care Shifts to Home, Infection Prevention Falls to Families

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:25:11 EDT

Despite a lack of medical training, relatives increasingly are assigned complex, risky medical tasks at home, such as maintaining catheters. If done incorrectly, blood clots, infections, even death can result.
Kaiser Health News



Is Hypothermia Effective in Acute Neurologic Conditions?Is Hypothermia Effective in Acute Neurologic Conditions?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:47:15 EDT

Dr Andrew Wilner speaks with the author behind the AAN's new guideline on hypothermia's role in post-cardiac arrest neuroprotection.
Medscape Neurology



How Are Residents Handling Longer Shifts?How Are Residents Handling Longer Shifts?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:25:03 EDT

First-year residents have been able to work up to 80 hours per week since July. How do you think it's affecting care?
Medscape Reader Polls



Monitoring Vital Signs During Endotracheal IntubationMonitoring Vital Signs During Endotracheal Intubation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Vital signs can change rapidly during endotracheal intubation. Should monitoring intervals be more frequent during this period vs. during a hemodynamically stable period?
BMC Anesthesiology



WHO: Not Enough Antibiotics in Pipeline to Curb SuperbugsWHO: Not Enough Antibiotics in Pipeline to Curb Superbugs

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:35:42 EDT

Physicians need more weapons against drug-resistant tuberculosis and carbapenem-resistant bugs such as Enterobacteriaceae, according to the agency.
Medscape Medical News