February 16th, 2015
This week’s topics include blood pressure lowering in type 2 diabetes and the trajectories of risk after hospitalization for HF, acute MI, or pneumonia.
June 9th, 2014
This week’s topics include the CORONARY trial, the association of azithromycin with mortality and CV events among older patients hospitalized with pneumonia, and more.
February 18th, 2013
This week’s topics include the relationship between hospital readmission and mortality rates for those hospitalized with acute MI, HF, or pneumonia, the effects of body size and hypertension treatments on CV event rates, and more.
August 8th, 2012
This week’s topics include heart failure and depression, endoscopic vs. open vein-graft harvest for CABG, linagliptin vs. glimepiride in those with type-2 diabetes, weight gain with smoking cessation, ACE inhibitors and pneumonia risk, and the effect of speech therapy after stroke.
July 13th, 2012
Angiotensin-converting–enzyme inhibitors may offer some protection against pneumonia, according to a BMJ meta-analysis. An editorialist isn’t so sure. Researchers looked at almost 40 studies — including cohort studies, case-control studies, and randomized trials — that reported pneumonia outcomes after use of ACE inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor blockers, and control treatments. The data revealed that ACE inhibitors conferred a roughly 30% […]
March 15th, 2012
Want to calculate the risk of readmission for MI, heart failure, or pneumonia? There’s an App for that!
August 1st, 2011
If you are interested in a tool that estimates the readmission risk of a patient who has been hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia, you can find one at www.readmissionscore.org. Readmission rates are increasingly a focus of quality-of-care efforts in the U.S., including those initiated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]