D-dimer thresholds rule out PE in meta-analysis
Data from a large review support use of D-dimer levels to diagnose PE without imaging.
Apixaban outmatches rivaroxaban for VTE in study
These real-world findings may guide selection of initial anticoagulant therapy, according to authors of the paper.
No serious CV risks for elderly after Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
A French study adds to other evidence that the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine does not increase the risk for serious cardiovascular adverse events...
Text-based COVID monitoring system could reduce deaths, relieve ED in winter surge
The new program could play a role in decreasing disparities in COVID outcomes, says an investigator.
Comparing pulmonary embolism mortality risk scores
How well do risk scores estimate mortality outcomes in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE)?
Fluoroquinolones linked to sudden death risk for those on hemodialysis
Most patients undergoing hemodialysis have a least one risk factor for drug-induced QT interval prolongation.
Sepsis multiplies in-hospital mortality risk in COPD
D-dimer unreliable for ruling out pulmonary embolism in COVID-19
Even one vaccinated member can cut family’s COVID risk
Study findings may be particularly welcome in regions of the world where vaccination rates are very low, according to investigators.
CDC: Children just as vulnerable to COVID as adults
There were 113 COVID-19 outbreaks in schools without mask requirements, in a study of 1,000 schools in Arizona.