ISCHEMIA: Initial Revascularization Did Not Reduce Adverse CV Outcomes in SIHD
AHA Scientific Sessions 2019: In SIHD patients with moderate-severe ischemia, initial revascularization + OMT compared to OMT alone did not reduce the risk for adverse CV outcomes
GALILEO: Rivaroxaban Caused Harm after TAVR
AHA Scientific Sessions 2019: Post-TAVR use of rivaroxaban is not recommended for routine use among patients with no indication for anticoagulation.
ORION: Twice-Yearly Inclisiran Cut LDL-C by Half in ASCVD Patients on Statins
AHA Scientific Sessions 2019: Semi-annual injection of the novel agent inclisiran in the ORION-10 trial decreased LDL-C by 56% in patients with ASCVD on maximal statin therapy.
Patient Navigation Increased Colonoscopy Follow-up on Abnormal FIT
SAN ANTONIO - Follow-up after abnormal FIT increased the number of patients completing recommended colonoscopy and reduced the interval between FIT results and procedure.
Bowel Preparation Understanding Major Barrier to Completion of Colonoscopy
SAN ANTONIO - New research shows that nearly 40% of missed colonoscopies is due to a patient's difficulty in understanding bowel preparation.
Potential Association Observed Between Bariatric Surgery and Increase in Obesity-Related CRC Resections
SAN ANTONIO - A national analysis has revealed an increase in the rate of colorectal cancer resections occurring after bariatric surgery.
USPSTF (Still) Recommends Against Screening for COPD
Once again, the USPSTF finds no net benefit to screening asymptomatic persons for COPD. Draft recommendation is available for comment.
Corticosteroids Improved Outcomes, Recovery from Community Acquired Pneumonia
Reductions in mortality, need for life support, hospital stays, and other measures should win this drug class serious consideration, study authors say.
Risk Factors Identified for 30-day Mortality in Patients with Pneumonia
Targeting these risk factors with adjunctive therapy may help improve outcomes, say authors of a new study.
Viruses Found Responsible for Burden of Hospitalizations from CAP
A new CDC study also found that older adults are more likely to be hospitalized for a severe respiratory virus than those aged 18 to 49 years.
PPI Use Upped Risk for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Proposed mechanisms for the association include PPI-induced acute pH dysregulation and alteration of the gut microbiome.
Pneumonia Significantly Increased Costs of ICU Stays
The price tag for an ICU stay was more than 5 times higher for pneumonia patients. Can we find an ounce of prevention?
Inpatient Physical Therapy After CAP Reduced Readmissions
Thirty minutes/day of hospital-based physical therapy reduced 30-day readmission, an important Medicare hospital performance metric.
Biomarker Added to PSI Helps Risk-Stratify Patients With CAP
The combined measures may help reduce hospitalizations by reclassifying CAP patients at low risk for adverse events.
PCV13: Effective Against First-Episode CAP in Older Adults
The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduced nearly by half vaccine-type community acquired pneumonia in adults aged 65 years and older.
Hospitalization for Pneumonia Linked to Risk for CVD
Risk of MI, stroke, and fatal coronary heart disease remained elevated among some patients hospitalized for pneumonia up to 10 years after the index event.
Kidney Injury Risk Elevated by High-Dose Statins
The rate of diagnosis for acute kidney injury in hospital admissions is higher with the use of high-potency statins than with low-potency statins, according to a retrospective observation analysis.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Study: PCPs as Effective as Specialists
Patients who undergo treatment for sleep apnea show similar improvements in sleepiness scores when treated by one or the other.
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