Conference Reports

By Nancy Melville

YORK, Me -- October 21, 2020 -- The MuLBSTA score successfully stratified hospitalised patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia based on severity, and accurately predicted overall outcome, according to a study presented at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- October 20, 2020 -- Revascularisation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is superior to medical therapy alone in very elderly patients with baseline renal dysfunction presenting with acute myocardial infarction...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- October 19, 2020 -- Prehospital administration of crushed tablets of prasugrel, compared with integral prasugrel tablets, in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing planned primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) did not...

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...

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