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Novel Goalpost for PCI Excellence Is Borrowed From the Surgeons

"Failure to rescue" may help with quality improvement in interventional cardiology

Jul 12, 2024
Don't Try ARBs for Severe COVID, Trial Indicates

Harms seen without any compensating survival benefit

Jul 12, 2024
Thousands of Oregon Hospital Patients May Have Been Exposed to Infectious Diseases

An anesthesiologist may not have followed infection control practices

Jul 12, 2024
Diuretics for Ambulatory HF Patients With Volume Overload: Winners & Losers

Three regimens compared head-to-head among abundant choices

Jul 10, 2024
Thousands of Oregon Hospital Patients May Have Been Exposed to Infectious Diseases

An anesthesiologist may not have followed infection control practices

Diuretics for Ambulatory HF Patients With Volume Overload: Winners & Losers

Three regimens compared head-to-head among abundant choices

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Nirsevimab Effectiveness Against Severe RSV Holds Up in Real-World Study

Monoclonal antibody also reduced PICU admissions, need for ventilatory support

Jul 10, 2024
A photo of the nirsevimab (Beyfortus) packaging and syringe over a computer rendering of a respiratory syncytial virus.
Meta-Analysis Favors Complete Coronary Revascularization in a Single Go

But definitive proof on timing of procedures still lacking

Jul 09, 2024
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Avoiding Neuropathy From Chemo; Predictive Value of Screening EKGs

Also in TTHealthWatch: OUD medication use, and heart disease trends in the U.K.

Jul 06, 2024
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Women-Specific Goalposts Urged for Coronary Bypass Surgery

Smaller releases of troponin, CK-MB still associated with periprocedural heart injury

Jul 05, 2024
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Extended-Infusion Antibiotics Tied to Reduced Mortality From Bloodstream Infections

Benefit limited to patients with severe illness or elevated minimum inhibitory concentrations

Jul 04, 2024
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Delirium During COVID Hospitalization Raises Disability, Cognitive Risks

At-risk older adults should be screened, referred early for rehabilitation, researcher urges

Jul 02, 2024
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Opinion
Access to Pediatric Care Is Rapidly Eroding

The health of future generations is at stake

Jul 02, 2024
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Antibiotic Overuse in Preemies' Early Life Tied to Higher Risk of BPD, Death

Findings suggest that early-onset sepsis concerns in those at low risk could have consequences

Jun 28, 2024
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CDC Advisors Back Updated COVID, Flu Vaccines for the Fall

ACIP also votes to recommend new pneumococcal vaccine for adults

Jun 28, 2024
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More Than 1 in 4 Seniors Have Asymptomatic Valve Disease

Most cases were mild, and age was a predictor of disease

Jun 27, 2024
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Opinion
The Promise of Bacteriophage Therapy to Fight Drug-Resistant Superbugs

A conversation on living with cystic fibrosis and the threat of antimicrobial resistance

Jun 27, 2024
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ACIP Makes Changes to Adult RSV Vaccine Recommendations

Committee ditches shared decision-making, moves to risk-based approach

Jun 26, 2024
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Are Higher Initial Oxygen Concentrations Better for Very Preterm Infants?

Yes, meta-analysis suggests, but the findings need to be confirmed in larger studies

Jun 26, 2024
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More Evidence That Flu Is Linked to Heart Attacks

Of surprise was the finding that the risk was highest for patients without CAD hospitalization

Jun 26, 2024
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