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QD: News Every Day--Drug adherence can save patients thousands in later acute care

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
May 2021

Independence and autonomy

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
May 2021

Many medical nouns need adjectives

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 –
May 2021

Rheumatologists consider cancer, cardiovascular disease

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.
February 2009

New drugs approved for acute coronary syndromes, HIV

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
October 2011

Ultrasound proliferates at the point of care

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
January 2020

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for progressive chest pain

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
September 2020

Transitional care can be effective, underused

A heart failure patient was discharged with new medications that included a beta-blocker and a diuretic.
November 2018

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?
May 2021

Age only one consideration in post-MI drug therapy

or heart failure. ... Heart disease and stroke statistics—2019 update: A report from the American Heart Association.
September 2020

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