Rotavirus vaccination herd effect benefits newborns and infants
Unvaccinated newborns and infants 42 days old or younger had significantly fewer rotavirus infections after the... More
Dr. John P. Greenwood
ROME – Functional, noninvasive cardiac imaging using cardiovascular MR or myocardial perfusion scintigraphy was... More
Stuart J. Connolly
The factor Xa antidote andexanet achieved effective hemostasis 12 hours after infusion in 79% of patients who had... More
VIDEO: Smell test reflects brain pathologies, risk of Alzheimer’s progression
TORONTO – A scratch-and-sniff test that asks subjects to identify 40 odors and ranks olfaction is almost as powerful a... More
VIDEO: Moderate LDL, SBP reductions slash cardiovascular events 90% over time
ROME – Combined exposure to low LDL cholesterol and systolic blood pressure is associated with multiplicative and... More
Dr. Lars Køber
ROME – Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators failed to significantly cut total mortality in patients with nonischemic... More
Sivabaskari Pasupathy
ROME – Early administration of high-dose N-acetylcysteine and low-dose glyceryl trinitrate in ST-segment elevation... More
Dr. Peter Lindenauer
Antibiotics are overprescribed in asthma-related hospitalizations, even though guidelines recommend against prescribing... More
Dr. Jethro A. Herberg
RNA-expression biosignatures derived from the patient’s peripheral blood distinguish bacterial from viral causes of... More
No VTE prophylaxis needed after joint surgery in patients with hemophilia
ORLANDO – In patients with hemophilia who have therapeutic factor levels at the time of joint replacement surgery,... More
Dr. Fiona Havers
The seasonal influenza vaccination reduced flu-related hospitalizations by 56.8% among people aged 50 and older during... More
Clinical decision tree pinpointed risk of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase bacteremia
A new classification tool helped guide the treatment of bacteremic patients while clinicians awaited antibiotic... More
Rotavirus vaccine again linked to small increase in risk of intussusception hospitalization
The first dose of rotavirus vaccine was again linked to a small, short-term increase in the risk of hospitalization for... More
Dr. Aaron S. Kesselheim
Enforcing more stringent requirements for exclusivity rights, ensuring timely generic drug availability, and providing... More
Most sepsis cases begin outside of the hospital
Sepsis is a medical emergency that begins outside of the hospital in 79% of cases. In addition, 72% of patients with... More
Evidence doesn’t support tight glycemic control
The scientific evidence does not support tight glycemic control as a means to prevent the complications of type 2... More
Dr. Colleen Kelly
For patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), donor stool administered via colonoscopy seemed safe... More
HEIDI SPLETE
Unvaccinated newborns and infants 42 days old or younger had significantly fewer rotavirus infections after the introduction of a universal mass vaccination (UMV) program in Austria.... More »
 
MITCHEL L. ZOLER
ROME – Functional, noninvasive cardiac imaging using cardiovascular MR or myocardial perfusion scintigraphy was significantly better than was a current and well regarded guideline-based approach to identifying patients with chest pain and suspected... More »
 
AMY KARON
The factor Xa antidote andexanet achieved effective hemostasis 12 hours after infusion in 79% of patients who had developed serious acute bleeding on factor Xa inhibitor therapy, according to a preliminary analysis of an ongoing study of how reducing... More »
 
MARY ANN MOON
Invasive coronary therapies deserve credit for the decade-long decline in mortality among patients hospitalized with NSTEMI in the United Kingdom, Marlous Hall, PhD, said at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology. All-cause mortal... More »
 
MICHELE G. SULLIVAN
Low scores on the UPSIT olfaction test are related to both brain pathology and progression to dementia.... More »
 
CATHERINE HACKETT
ROME – Combined exposure to low LDL cholesterol and systolic blood pressure is associated with multiplicative and cumulative effects over time, Brian A. Ference, MD, said in a video interview at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardio... More »
 
KEVIN T. POWELL, MD, PHD
Dr. Kevin T. Powell provides some perspective on the state of hospital medicine.... More »
 
S.Y. TAN, MD, JD
(This column is the first in a three-part series.) Question: Which of the following statements about state medical boards is best? A. They are made up exclusively of doctors. B. Disciplinary actions are on the rise. C. They investigate narrowly d... More »
 
ELISABETH BOTELHO-NEVERS, MD, PHD, AND SYLVIE PILLET, PHARMD, PHD
Several studies have shown that mobile phones used at hospitals are contaminated by bacteria, including highly pathogenic ones. These devices may play a role in transmission of bacteria to patients through the hands of health care workers.... More »
 
ALLAN M. BLOCK, MD
Buy our EHR. Come to a dinner and see our EHR. Our EHR is the best. I hear that a lot, but am not rushing out to get one. Yes, I have an EHR, but it’s one I designed myself. It works very well for my dinky little practice, and I’m happy with it... More »
 
DANA HERRIGEL, MD, AND MADELINE CARROLL, MD
Our inability to coordinate even the most basic care across hospitals is an unfortunate reality of our fragmented health care system, and must be promptly addressed.... More »
 
S.Y. Tan, MD, JD
When does the clock start – and run out – on the time period in which a patient can bring a malpractice claim?... More »
 
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