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January 5th, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 5th

This week’s topics include metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, mortality and treatment patterns among patients hospitalized with acute CV conditions during national cardiology meetings, and more.


May 19th, 2014

Hospitalizations for AF Are on the Increase

In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in atrial fibrillation (AF). Now a new study published in Circulation finds that hospitalizations for AF are on the increase, and this may have important implications for the delivery and economics of health care in the coming years. Researchers analyzed data  from nearly 4,000,000 hospitalizations in which AF […]


December 2nd, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 2nd

This week’s topic is the risk for first VTE among pregnant women who are hospitalized.


October 18th, 2011

Heart Failure Hospitalization Rate Drops 30% in 10 Years

From 1998 through 2008, the rate of heart failure hospitalization in an elderly Medicare population declined by nearly 30%, according to a new study published in JAMA. Jersey Chen and colleagues  (including senior author Harlan Krumholz, editor-in-chief of CardioExchange) analyzed CMS data from 55 million fee-for-service Medicare patients hospitalized for heart failure between 1998 and 2008. After adjusting for […]