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Early discharge of patients with PE was associated with higher 30-day postdischarge mortality.
A population-based cohort study shows that it might offer a small survival benefit.
Internal medicine residents often are not aware of their older patients’ risks for adverse outcomes during hospitalization.
A retrospective cohort study reveals higher mortality with perioperative β-blockers.
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A prospective observational study reveals that inadequate sign-outs are common and have a negative effect on patient care.
Despite evidence collected during the past 15 years about the benefits of VTE prophylaxis, surgical and medical patients who are at risk for VTE remain unprotected.
Temporary discontinuation in low- and intermediate-risk noncardiac surgical patients might not be as dangerous as some have suggested.
Survival rates and other relevant outcomes are significantly worse after night or weekend arrests than after daytime arrests.
Family members think so.
Hospital stays were shortened when care was provided by hospitalists.
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Glycemic monitoring, goals, and pharmacologic therapies endorsed by the American Diabetes Association
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Robust clinical data show that sepsis incidence and sepsis-related mortality have remained stable.
A 6-minute mock-code video increased hospitalized patients' selection of do-not-resuscitate status.
Curbside consults can improve patient care but are not risk free. In Practice blogger Alexandra Godfrey discusses the risks and benefits.
Resumption of oral anticoagulant therapy after anticoagulation-related gastrointestinal bleeding was associated with lower mortality despite higher risk for recurrent bleeding.
Treating to a systolic target of 120 mm Hg lowered the incidence of adverse cardiovascular events in a high-risk population.