Adherence was associated with significantly lower annual inpatient hospital days, ranging from 1.18 fewer days for dyslipidemia to 5.72 fewer days for congestive heart failure. ... But adherence reduced average annual medical spending by $8,881 in
Some antibiotics are better for community-acquired pneumonia than others; patients with heart failure, absent a contra-indication, ought to be on an ACE inhibitor; patients with ischemic vascular disease ought
1st tweet on importance of qualifiers w/ “diagnoses”. Do not label the patient as COPD exacerbation without saying why: Differential includes acute bronchitis, pneumonia, pneumothorax, left side heart failure, anemia, opiates, ... heart failure –
Those RA patients who do have a heart attack also fare worse afterwards than other patients. ... They are at higher risk of dying or developing heart failure after the heart attack, an analysis of 38 patients found.
Ticagrelor (Brilinta) to reduce cardiovascular death and heart attack in patients with acute coronary syndromes. ... The study was stopped early after the data monitoring committee found a twofold increase in death, as well as twofold increases in stroke
Photo by Kevin Berne. Dr. Wagner said he uses POCUS whenever he has a clinical question involving the heart, lungs, or abdomen. ... For example, it may be interesting for me in my stable patient with heart failure to put an ultrasound probe on their
Patients have acute kidney failure, evidence of liver dysfunction with elevated aminotransferase levels, poor peripheral perfusion with cool extremities, and decreased mental status. ... Intravenous nitroglycerin can be used to treat patients with STEMI
A heart failure patient was discharged with new medications that included a beta-blocker and a diuretic.
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?
or heart failure. ... Heart disease and stroke statistics—2019 update: A report from the American Heart Association.