Cardiology

Type of hospital doesn't impact thrombolysis outcomes in stroke

(HealthDay)—For older adults with acute stroke, treatment with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is associated with similar outcomes, irrespective of hospital characteristics, according to a study published online June 2 in ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Overall favorable outcomes for twin pregnancies in moms 45-plus

(HealthDay)—Twin pregnancies in older women (at least 45 years of age) overall have favorable outcomes but are associated with high rates of some complications, according to a study published in the May issue of Obstetrics ...

Cardiology

Emergency PCI linked to better outcomes

(HealthDay)—Almost one-third of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients without ST-segment elevation (STE) require percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which is tied to a nearly twofold increase in the rate ...

Cardiology

Cardiovascular trial sponsorship significantly impacts findings

(HealthDay)—Large clinical studies that are sponsored by industry are more likely to report favorable outcomes and less likely to report unfavorable outcomes than those sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Underlying subfertility may affect ART birth outcomes, study finds

Birth outcomes for babies whose mothers used assisted reproductive technology (ART) are better in some cases, and worse in others, than for subfertile women who did not use ART, according to a first-of-its-kind study led ...

Health

Docs, lawyers join forces to allow doctors to apologize

(HealthDay)—A new Senate bill allows health care professionals to make benevolent gestures without fear of these statements being used against them, according to a report published by the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

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