Medications

Rates of recurrent VTE compared for apixaban, rivaroxaban

(HealthDay)—For patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE), new users of apixaban have lower rates of recurrent VTE and bleeding compared with new users of rivaroxaban, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in the ...

Medications

Most immunosuppressive meds not tied to worse COVID-19 outcomes

(HealthDay)—Overall, people taking immunosuppressive medications do not have a higher risk for dying from COVID-19 or being put on a ventilator compared with nonimmunosuppressed hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according ...

Medications

Preoperative metformin tied to better surgical outcomes

(HealthDay)—Preoperative metformin prescriptions may be associated with decreased postoperative mortality and readmission among patients with diabetes undergoing a major surgical procedure, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu shots benefit patients hospitalized with pneumonia

Routine, in-hospital influenza vaccinations for all adults hospitalized with pneumonia may save lives and reduce hospitalizations, according to a study presented at CHEST 2019, the annual meeting of the American College of ...

Cardiology

Operator-directed sedation seems safe in peds cardiac cath

(HealthDay)—For carefully selected pediatric patients, operator-directed sedation (ODS) for congenital cardiac catheterization procedures is not associated with an increased risk for adverse events and may reduce case time ...

page 1 from 4