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New sepsis, septic shock guidelines released

Updated recommendations highlight need for antibiotic stewardship, more dynamic intervention.

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Opioids no better than NSAIDs for chronic pain after car crash

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Asthma: Cochrane review finds better outcomes with combined inhaled therapy in the ED

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FDA: MRI can cause malfunction of implantable pumps

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Cognitive impairment associated with substantial increase in disability over six months following critical illness | SCCM

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Acute ingestions: PICU admission not required in three out of four cases | SCCM

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New-onset atrial fibrillation: Impact on mortality in critically ill patients | SCCM

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“Telestenting” could allow clinicians to perform PCI remotely

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Poststroke dementia: comprehensive guide discusses diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

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Professional Essentials

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Patient satisfaction, quality goals often at odds

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Departing CMS head hopes successors listen to physicians about MACRA

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Nearly a third of medical practices fell short of revenue goals in 2016, poll finds

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Commentary: Lawmakers should listen to healthcare providers before rescinding ACA

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Physicians rank work-life balance, tech knowledge as top 2017 goals

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Medicare Advantage plans with highly inaccurate provider directories cautioned

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Post-intensive care syndrome: epidemiology of risk factors | SCCM
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Post-intensive care syndrome: epidemiology of risk factors | SCCM

A total of 1050 adult patients were included and 900 (86%) had at least one risk factor for PICS.

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Acute renal failure after cardiac surgery is variable | STS
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Acute renal failure after cardiac surgery is variable | STS

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database does not distinguish between a decline in creatinine clearance and the need for de novo hemodialysis when characterizing acute renal failure after cardiac surgery.

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Firearm injuries in US children: A retrospective analysis of national data | SCCM
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Firearm injuries in US children: A retrospective analysis of national data | SCCM

Over the six-year study period, a total of 49,061 children visited the ED due to firearm injury.

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Headache Vitals for January 2017
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Headache Vitals for January 2017

Aspirin and tension headache | Headache guidelines in children | Migraine and perioperative stroke.

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Sepsis risk is sharply higher in ALS

Patients with ALS, especially those on life support, have a much higher risk for sepsis than patients free of this disease.

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Chronic opioid therapy: how do patients get started?

24% of patients report taking opioids for indications other than intended.

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New outcome data on interventional cardiology care

These data help set quality improvement standards and inform research used to design national practice and health guidelines.

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qSOFA, SIRS: limited utiliity for predicting mortality in ICU setting

Both qSOFA and SIRS criteria perform suboptimally compared with SOFA for predicting sepsis-associated in-hospital mortality.

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Sepsis: qSOFA >2 most prognostic for in-hospital mortality

Rely on quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) scores to accurately manage potential severe outcomes in patients presenting to ED with infection.

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CDC: rural Americans at higher risk for death from top 5 causes

Striking gap in health affects 46 million Americans.

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Enhanced disinfection strategies recommended to reduce multidrug resistance during hospital admission

Addition of UV-C during admission/discharge may reduce multidrug resistance rates.

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Intraventricular hemorrhage: no benefit from irrigation with alteplase

Preliminary data had suggested that alteplase was a safe method for removing intraventricular hemorrhages.

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Outcomes of intraventricular hemorrhage removal with alteplase
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Outcomes of intraventricular hemorrhage removal with alteplase

Alteplase vs saline irrigation for thrombolytic removal of hemorrhage.

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Pan-resistance to all drug classes reported in Nevada patient

CDC recommends that all healthcare facilities consider carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacae screening in possibly exposed patients.

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