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The hardest conversation

Last issue, a study ran which concluded that "ambulatory patients with heart failure tended to substantially overestimate their life expectancy compared with model-based predictions for survival." Initially, the research seemed
January 2020

QD: News Every Day--Elderly want longevity over quality, but it's tough to predict

Don't assume elderly heart failure patients are assumed to prefer improved quality of life over longevity, study authors noted. ... Standard Medical Therapy in Elderly Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. End-of-life preferences were assessed by using
January 2020

Fundamental question

Palliative care is medical care that treats for patient comfort foremost, and does not seek to cure the underlying chronic illness, be it cancer or other advanced disease, like congestive heart ... failure or emphysema.
January 2020

FDA approves heart failure drug, looks into antiseptic safety

This update covers a warning that sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors can cause ketoacidosis, and approval of a drug that can reduce hospitalizations from worsening chronic heart failure. ... The drug was approved under priority review based on a
July 2015

'You are welcome'

Cost: CT of head: $300. Patient 6: Medicare. 70s. In hospital repeatedly with heart failure prior to coming to my new practice (was patient in old practice). ... I spoke with patient, explaining that I thought this was probably anxiety, but that even if
January 2020

Of Research, RxESPECT, And Silver Spoons

An editorial in the same issue asserted that the “final nail” had been driven into the CoQ10 for heart failure hypothesis. ... The predictable ensued: carvedilol has long been incorporated into the standard care of congestive heart failure, whereas
January 2020

Heart failure, statins take center stage at AHA conference

HF-ACTION involved 2,331 heart failure patients (average age, 59 years) who were followed for about 2.5 years. ... Researchers tested whether irbesartan (Avapro) might lower death and hospitalizations for heart failure, myocardial infarction, stroke and
February 2009

Power to the patient! (with your encouragement)

Next comes a sub-study of yesterday's HF-Action study on exercise and heart failure (see earlier post for main study). ... Quality of life is important in heart failure patients, because HF is a chronic, incurable disease, discussant Anne Taylor, MD said.
January 2020

QD: News Every Day--More family practitioners means fewer hospital readmissions

The report, a one-page policy paper that appeared on the website for the American Academy of Family Physicians, states that combined readmissions for pneumonia, heart attack, and heart failure in ... Researchers derived their figures from two U.S.
January 2020

Things that bug me about inadequate specification of symptoms or diagnoses

3. The patient has diabetes (or CKD or heart failure). What do these 3 sentences have in common? ... Define the heart failure (systolic dysfunction, preserved ejection fraction, etc.) and specify how severe it is?
January 2020

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