More needs to be done to reduce the oversupply of opioids after surgery because prescriptions are often not fully used, and easily diverted for nonmedical use, study authors said.
Reversing restrictions that limit prescribing of direct-acting antivirals might allow rapid escalation of safe, effective therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and could improve the care of patients, study authors noted.
A 57-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for an episode of hematemesis that occurred 1 hour ago. She had previously felt well except for a recent knee injury, for which she has been taking ibuprofen. She currently is experiencing lightheadedness and weakness. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate form of catheter access for this patient?
No difference was seen between aspirin-treated and warfarin-treated patients for time to any first heart failure event or to first heart failure hospitalization.
The goal of the survey is to gather information from physicians on what is important to improving health system performance and to understand how health care organizations adopt and spread evidence-based innovations.
Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, continues his monthly column at KevinMD in a post about how expressing condolences is a part of patient care.