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Infection linked to hospital readmissions in younger sepsis patients

Sepsis readmissions in younger patients due mostly to infection.

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Heart Disease Vitals for August 2017
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Heart Disease Vitals for August 2017

Embolic protection devices not so protective | The most effective HFpEF drugs | Aspirin, HF, and some Nietzsche.

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SSRIs, venlafaxine tied to short-term hyponatremia risk

Patients hospitalized with hyponatremia who recently started SSRIs or venlafaxine should be considered for a switch to a non-SSRI.

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Ischemic stroke: clinical factors predict risk after septicemia

7 factors predict long-term risk for ischemic stroke after hospitalization for septicemia.

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Eluxadoline for IBS: serious pancreatitis cases in postmarketing surveillance

A concerning signal had already appeared in the pivotal trial, along with an FDA alert.

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Simplified follow-up after medical management of ectopic pregnancy proposed

Protocol may save time and money with little risk to patients.

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Falls after stroke: what are the risk factors?

Various factors, some potentially modifiable, increase the risk that patients who have had stroke will experience a fall.

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Pediatric paralysis mystifies CDC

No cause identified for a cluster of acute flaccid paralysis in Washington State.

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Stroke rates drop for US men, but not women

The effect was driven by a decrease in ischemic stroke.

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Triggers, risk factors for recrudescence of stroke deficits identified

Infection, hypotension, and stress are among the possible triggers.

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Validated model predicts likelihood of SBI in pediatric ED patients

Diagnostic model discriminates among pneumonia, serious bacterial infection, and acute infection.

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Pediatric SOFA score effectively discriminates children at risk for in-hospital mortality

Early data suggest pSOFA may be useful for managing sepsis in pediatric patients.

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Traumatic brain injury: predictors of "talk and die" identified

Data from a multicenter study of more than 24K patients.

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Neurological Disorders Vitals for August 2017

FDA approves newborn MRI device | Creatine disappoints in Huntington's | Ataluren bests placebo in some DMD | NOACs vs VKAs in real-world Afib.

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S2TOP-BLEED score predicts post-stroke antiplatelet bleeding risk

The new score uses 10 clinical factors to estimate major bleeding risk.

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