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Month: March 2013

ACC.13

New research was presented at ACC.13, the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, from March 9-11, in San Francisco. Meeting Highlights Electronic Discharge Beneficial for HF Patients Lowering BP With...

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Obesity: A Challenge in Lung Cancer Surgery

Among patients with primary lung cancer undergoing lobectomy, having a higher BMI appears to increase total operating room time. American investigators found that the average operating room time increased by 7.2 minutes for...

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Managing Older Adults With Mild Head Injuries

CT scans do not appear to be necessary for adults presenting to the ED with mild head injuries (MHIs). In a retrospective study of patients with MHI who underwent CT scans, pathological acute findings on CT scans were found in...

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High Costs With Critical Care Telemedicine Programs

Telemedicine programs in ICUs (tele-ICU) appear to have substantial costs, but associated profits are unclear, according to American investigators. A systematic review found that the combined costs of implementing tele-ICUs and...

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Reducing Cesarean Section Births

A research review from the AHRQ suggests that few studies have explored strategies for reducing cesarean births in low-risk women. Available at http://www.ahrq.gov, the review notes that no single strategy was found to be...

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