Conference Reports

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...

By Nancy Melville

YORK, Me -- August 11, 2020 -- Patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax treated with ambulatory decompression management show significantly improved outcomes and reduced hospitalisation, although adverse events may be higher than standard care, according to a study...

By Nancy Melville

YORK, Me -- July 24, 2020 -- The bedside, ultrasound-guided Trocar technique for percutaneous cholecystostomy shows efficacy that is similar to the ultrasound- and fluoroscopy-guided Seldinger technique, with benefits including fewer complications requiring less time,...

CEPAGATTI, Italy -- July 19, 2020 -- Use of a machine-learning algorithm can identify patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who would benefit from treatment with hydroxychloroquine, according to a study presented at the Virtual Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and...

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