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More than half of antiplatelet therapies prescribed inappropriately

July 25, 2017

Antiplatelet therapy is often improperly dispensed to acutely hospitalized elderly patients, according to research recently published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

“There is little evidence favoring [antiplatelet] use in the frame of primary prevention, because several studies have shown less benefits than risks,” Ilaria Ardoino, PhD, of the department of clinical sciences and community health at the University of Milan, and colleagues wrote. “Thus, a careful risk/benefit appraisal is warranted for the optimal prescription of antiplatelet drugs in older people.”

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Prolonged, short targeted temperature management yield similar outcomes after cardiac arrest

July 25, 2017
Favorable neurologic outcomes at 6 months did not significantly differ in adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated with targeted temperature management for 48…
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Readmission decline may be linked to lower mortality in acute MI, HF, pneumonia

July 18, 2017
The decrease in 30-day readmissions in Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with acute MI, HF and pneumonia was associated with a decrease in 30-day mortality rates…
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Severe hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia increase risk for rehospitalization in adults with diabetes

July 11, 2017
Adults with diabetes hospitalized for severe hyperglycemia are nearly nine times more likely to be readmitted within 30 days for the same condition, whereas those…
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Chronic Pain Management

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It is estimated that one out of three Americans suffers from some type of chronic pain and yet it remains a…
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Chapter 54: Gastrointestinal Bleeding and a Purpuric Rash

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VIDEO: Hospitalization outcomes in older adults improving

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