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Temporal trends in vena cava filter use correspond with society consensus statements

August 26, 2016

Patterns of vena cava filter utilization from 1998 to 2012 appear linked to societal guidelines’ recommendations on use, researchers reported in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

“Vena cava filters are indicated in patients with venous thromboembolism with a contraindication to anticoagulation. Prophylactic indications are still controversial. However, the utilization of [vena cava filters] during the past 15 years may have been affected by societal recommendations and reimbursement rates,” the researchers wrote.

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Quality improvement interventions using EMRs reduce postoperative AF

August 25, 2016
Patients undergoing cardiac surgery experience fewer incidences of postoperative atrial fibrillation and a reduction in length of hospital stay and cost when quality…
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Psoriasis, type 2 diabetes have similar association with coronary artery calcium

August 25, 2016
Patients with psoriasis had an association with coronary artery calcium that was similar to patients with type 2 diabetes, according to recent study results published in…
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Thousands of genes responsible for inherited risk for MI, stroke identified in specific tissues

August 25, 2016
The first systematic analysis of RNA sequence data from blood, vascular and metabolic tissues from patients with CAD has uncovered a new level of complexity and…

Hospital warns open-heart patients of nontuberculous mycobacteria risk

August 25, 2016
A hospital in Iowa warned thousands of open-heart surgery patients that they may have been exposed to nontuberculous mycobacteria, or NTM, via contaminated heater-cooler…
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