Conference Reports

By Shazia Qureshi

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands -- October 15, 2020 -- Patients who present with upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and who are already taking antithrombotic agents may not need endoscopic therapy, according to a study presented at the 2020 United European Gastroenterology...

By Shazia Qureshi

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands -- October 15, 2020 -- In a study of patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection who underwent gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, significant acute mucosal injuries in the GI tract were observed in almost...

By Louise Gagnon

OTTAWA, Ontario -- October 13, 2020 -- Despite guidelines for elevated midazolam doses to decrease the use of rescue therapy in patients with status epilepticus, patients with the condition are typically administered lower doses of the benzodiazepine in urgent care,...

By Louise Gagnon

OTTAWA, Ontario -- October 13, 2020 -- Patients with diabetes fare worse than non-diabetic patients after undergoing mechanical thrombectomy to treat large vessel occlusion, according to a study presented at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of the American Neurological...

By Nancy Melville

YORK, Me -- October 9, 2020 -- Pregnant women who develop complicated appendicitis show significantly better outcomes when treated with immediate surgery rather than nonsurgical management or delayed surgery after nonsurgical management fails, according to a study...

By Nancy Melville

YORK, Me -- October 8, 2020 -- No significant differences are seen in the haemodynamic effects of the 3 common induction agents etomidate, ketamine, and propofol during rapid sequence intubation of trauma patients, despite some known differences between the agents,...

By Nancy Melville

YORK, Me -- October 7, 2020 -- Most patients with appendicitis who are treated with antibiotics instead of undergoing an appendectomy do not require surgery within 3 months, and those who do are likely to have an appendicolith, according to a study presented at the 2020...

By Nancy Melville

YORK, Me -- October 6, 2020 -- Treatment with tranexamic acid in prehospital transport of patients at risk for haemorrhage after injury is not associated with a significant reduction in general 30-day mortality, but benefits were observed in some subgroups, according to...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- September 7, 2020 -- Patients with hypertension who are hospitalised due to mild or moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can continue to safely take angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) while being...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- September 7, 2020 -- Outpatient care of normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is feasible, according to a study presented at the Virtual 2020 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress.

Results from the HOME-PE study showed that using...

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