Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

PostRx antimicrobial stewardship feasible in community hospitals

(HealthDay)—Postprescription audit and review (PPR) is a feasible and effective strategy for antimicrobial stewardship in community hospitals, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in JAMA Network Open.

Neuroscience

Self-management strategies offer limited benefit in epilepsy

(HealthDay)—Limited evidence suggests that self-management strategies modestly improve some outcomes among persons with epilepsy, according to a review published online July 2 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Life-saving post-ER suicide prevention strategies are cost effective

Three interventions designed for follow up of patients who are identified with suicide risk in hospital emergency departments save lives and are cost effective relative to usual care. A study led by researchers at the National ...

Cardiology

Pharmacoinvasive STEMI strategy best for smokers, nonsmokers

(HealthDay)—For patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, a pharmacoinvasive strategy after fibrinolysis is beneficial for smokers and nonsmokers, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of The ...

Cardiology

Cold weather produces more heart attacks

Cold weather leads to more heart attacks, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2013 today by professor Marc Claeys from Belgium. The multifactorial study of nearly 16,000 patients found no relationship between ...

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