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Prone Positioning Falls Flat for Weaning COVID Patients Off ECMO

β€” Similar ECMO duration, mortality compared with supine position in randomized trial

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Safer to Hold Off on Intubating Comatose, Intoxicated Patients, Trial Finds

French centers showed faster discharge, fewer adverse events

Nov 29, 2023
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CDC Advisors' Infection Control Guidance Leaves Us Unprotected

The guidelines will lead to unnecessary infections and deaths if approved

Nov 29, 2023
Male vs Female Surgeons; China Beefs Up Fever Clinics; C. Diff Survives Disinfecting

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Nov 27, 2023
Early Interventions for Autism; Imaging After Stenting

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Nov 25, 2023
Male vs Female Surgeons; China Beefs Up Fever Clinics; C. Diff Survives Disinfecting

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ·¬ΗΡΚΣΖ΅ staff

Early Interventions for Autism; Imaging After Stenting

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China Reports No 'Unusual' Pathogens Driving Pneumonia Cluster in Kids

Chinese health officials say the rise in respiratory illness is part of a continued surge

Nov 24, 2023
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Alteplase Not Harmful in NOAC Users, Even in a More Bleeding-Prone Cohort

No excess brain bleeds in an Asian population receiving lytic therapy for stroke

Nov 20, 2023
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Shocking Cause of Man's Cardiac Arrest

Can you solve the mystery?

Nov 16, 2023
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FDA OKs Product to Thwart Bloodstream Infections During Dialysis

Taurolidine-heparin solution reduced infections by 71% versus heparin alone

Nov 15, 2023
FDA ADCOMM taurolidine + heparin catheter lock solution (Defencath) over a photo of a man receiving dialysis.
No Aspirin Needed After LVAD, ARIES-HM3 Trial Says

Warfarin does a good enough job alone without adding aspirin

Nov 11, 2023
AHA over a photo of Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Transfusion Thresholds Square Off in Acute Myocardial Infarction

For patients with anemia, trial suggests the commonly used restrictive strategy might not be best

Nov 11, 2023
AHA over a photo of Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Opinion
Seek and Ye Shall Find Afib in Stroke Survivors

Neuro-cardiac collaboration can make a big difference post-stroke

Nov 08, 2023
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Kidney Week Roundup: Cell Therapy Cuts Immunosuppressive Drug Use Post-Transplant

Plus: bardoxolone methyl for diabetic kidney disease and spironolactone in hemodialysis patients

Nov 07, 2023
Kidney Week over a photo of Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
To Get More New Antimicrobial Drugs, Fix the Broken Market, Experts Say

Hospitals see a new antibiotic as something to raise their costs, one expert noted

Nov 07, 2023
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Heart Injuries Suggest Reconsideration of Holding BP Meds for Surgery

Pause on ACE inhibitors, ARBs yields more acute hypertension with no prevention of hypotension

Nov 06, 2023
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This Antibiotic May Reduce C. Diff Risk in Pneumonia Patients

Doxycycline associated with reduced infection, re-infection rates versus azithromycin

Nov 03, 2023
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Infectious Disease Groups Urge CMS to Retire Sepsis Treatment Guidelines

Use of the measure hasn't lowered mortality rates, they say

Nov 02, 2023
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Chinese Compound for MI?; Knee Pain Management

Also in TTHealthWatch: a new colorectal cancer screening test

Oct 28, 2023
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EP Study During TAVR Offers Better Prediction of Late Conduction Disturbances

Interventional cardiologists trained to handle His bundle recordings at one center

Oct 27, 2023
TCT over a photo of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
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