Health

Clinical decision support system ups outpatient PE management

(HealthDay)—The use of a clinical decision support system (CDSS) in the emergency department can improve outpatient management for patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a study published online Nov. ...

Health

Self-reported symptoms in elderly predict readmission

(HealthDay)—Post-discharge symptoms self-reported by frail, elderly adults may predict 30-day hospital readmission and emergency department visits, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of the American ...

Cardiology

AHA: Cardiac troponin I IDs low risk of MI, cardiac death

(HealthDay)—High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I concentration can identify individuals at low risk of myocardial infarction or cardiac death within 30 days among patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome, according ...

Cardiology

Exercise capacity prognostically beneficial for patients

(HealthDay)—Cardiopulmonary exercise testing, unless contraindicated, should be performed to obtain an overall view of cardiac and pulmonary patients' clinical status, according to a review published online March 31 in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study reveals complication predictors in children with Crohn's disease

Researchers have successfully identified biological signatures in pediatric patients with newly diagnosed Crohn's disease (CD) capable of predicting whether a child will develop disease-related complications requiring major ...

Cardiology

Patient-level model predicts in-hospital mortality in acute MI

(HealthDay)—A parsimonious patient-level clinical risk model can predict in-hospital mortality for patients with acute myocardial infarction, according to a study published in the Aug. 9 issue of the Journal of the American ...

Oncology & Cancer

MRI-ultrasound fusion improves prostate biopsy cancer detection

(HealthDay)—Magnetic resonance imaging-ultrasound fusion targeted prostate biopsy (MRF-TB) improves detection and risk stratification of high-grade disease and limits detection of clinically insignificant prostate cancer, ...

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