New American Society of Hematology guidelines recommend anticontigulating indefinitely after unprovoked VTE, compared to prior Chest guidelines recommending 3 months.
When patients are discharged from the ED, does an outpatient follow-up visit affect mortality?
Does bariatric surgery decrease mortality? This Canadian study included over 13,000 surgery patients, followed for almost 5 years.
What works better - and tastes better - for epigastric pain when you suspect gastritis? Researchers randomized antacids alone vs. antacids plus lidocaine.
Mortality is greatly decreased if pulmonary rehab is started within 90 days of a COPD-related hospital admission. But only 1.5% of Medicare patients start pulmonary rehab shortly after being admitted for COPD.