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Platelet Transfusions for Rare Blood Cell Disorders Increases Mortality Risk

Patients hospitalized with certain rare blood cell disorders frequently receive a treatment that is associated with a two- to fivefold increase in death.  More...
29 Jan 2015

Little Evidence Supports Opioid Use for Chronic Pain

A new study reveals that there is paltry evidence for the long-term safety and efficacy of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain.  More...
28 Jan 2015
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Image: A national analysis found Carotid stenting was associated with much higher than expected 2-year mortality in the Medicare population (Photo courtesy of DCRI).

Carotid Stenting Linked to High Mortality in Medicare Population

A new study reveals that one-third of US Medicare patients die within two years of carotid artery stenting, a much higher mortality than expected.  More...
27 Jan 2015

Aspirin Inappropriately Prescribed in 10% of Patients

More than 10% of patients given preventive aspirin treated for treating primary cardiovascular disease were probably inappropriately prescribed, according to a new study.   More...
27 Jan 2015

Computer Model Predicts Public Response to Disease Outbreaks

A new computer model could help public health officials anticipate public reactions to disease outbreaks, based on a combination of data collected from hospitals, social media, and other sources.   More...
26 Jan 2015
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Guidelines Released for Quantitative Monitoring of Critically Ill and Surgery Patients Using Echocardiography

The American Society of Echocardiography has published clinical guidelines describing how and when echocardiography can be used for medical and surgical therapy in adult patients. The guidelines were published in the January 2015 issue of the American Society of Echocardiography.  More...
22 Jan 2015
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Compact Ultrasound Scanner Measures Bladder Volume

An automatic bladder volume measurement device provides rapid, objective information on the necessity for a urinary catheter.  More...
22 Jan 2015

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