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Update in hospital medicine: Studies likely to affect inpatient practice in 2011.
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PMID:  21724926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Key points Dabigatran (Pradaxa) will likely start to replace warfarin (Coumadin) both to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and to prevent recurrent venous thromboembolism. Using a checklist during insertion of central venous catheters can decrease the rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit. The overall survival rate of patients who undergo cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the intensive care unit is approximately 16%; the rate is lower in patients who are receiving pressor drugs and higher in those with ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. Patients lacking follow-up with a primary care physician within 30 days of discharge are at high risk of readmission and have a trend for longer length of hospital stay. Preoperative stress testing for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery should be done selectively, ie, in patients at high risk.
Amir K Jaffer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1939-2869     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleve Clin J Med     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703441     Medline TA:  Cleve Clin J Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1400 Northwest 12 Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1003;
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