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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Nov 2017


Emergency Medicine News (1870)

Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - A novel bioinformatics approach can predict vaccine effectiveness for the influenza season, and indicates that the current vaccines are likely to be effective against H3N2 flu viruses in the U.S. 2017/2018 flu season, according to research published onlin Read More >
Flu Vaccine Expected to Protect Against Most U.S. H3N2 Viruses
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Requiring insurers that participate in Medicare or Medicaid to also participate in Marketplaces in the same geographic area could improve access to insurance, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Read More >
Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 - High-sensitivity troponin assay can identify patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndrome at very low risk for 30-day adverse cardiac events, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More >
Serial hsTnT Level IDs Risk of 30-Day Adverse Cardiac Event
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - For postoperative patients there is considerable variation in the amount of opioids prescribed at hospital discharge, according to research published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Read More >
Amount of Opioids Prescribed After Hospital Discharge Varies
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - Among commercially-insured patients, the cost of observation care has increased, but it is still lower than spending for short-stay hospitalizations, according to a report published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Read More >
Observation Care Cost Saving in Commercially-Insured Patients
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - A protocol involving collaboration between paramedics and primary care physicians could help prevent transport to the emergency department for residents of assisted living facilities who have fallen, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Read More >
Paramedic-PCP Protocol Can Cut ER Visits for Assisted Living Falls
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - Hospital admissions of patients with Clostridium difficile infection and accompanying acute kidney injury are increasing, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Read More >
<i>C. Difficile</i> + Kidney Injury Admissions Are Up
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 - In patients with diabetes and multivessel coronary artery disease, coronary artery bypass grafting may be the preferred method of revascularization, with lower rates of major adverse cardiac or cerebrovascular events, according to a study published in the Read More >
CABG May Be Best Method to Revascularize in Diabetes