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Medical Category: Thoracic and Respiratory

The Pragmatic Combination of YEARS Score and Age-Adjusted D-Dimer

Background: The optimal approach to risk stratifying patients for pulmonary embolism (PE) remains elusive. Multiple decision instruments are available with varying degrees of complexity and acceptance among emergency medicine clinicians (Wells, Geneva, PERC, YEARS, age-adjusted D-dimer). The 2018 ACEP clinical …

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CardiovascularHematology and OncologyThoracic and Respiratory

The ACTIV-4b Trial: Antithrombotics For Treatment of Outpatient COVID-19

Background: Severely ill patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have an increased risk of cardiovascular complications, especially thromboembolic events (Bikdeli 2020). The overall incidence of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) is approximately 17% in patients diagnosed with COVID-19, with a significantly higher rate …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast 72.0 – Lung US

Take Home Points: Lung ultrasound is simple, quick and accurate for real time, bedside assessment of your patient with acute undifferentiated dyspnea PTX: least dependent area, shallow depth, lung sliding, lung point CHF: scan across the 4 zones of the …

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Procedures and SkillsThoracic and Respiratory

COV-BARRIER Addendum Study: Baricitinib in ECMO/Mechanically Ventilated Patients with COVID-19

Background:  Despite access to vaccines in developed countries, COVID19 remains a nimble and persistent foe. While case counts wax and wane the virus continues to spread and mutate. The rapid development of vaccines has been helpful but the distribution across …

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Infectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

The HEP-COVID Trial: Therapeutic Anticoagulation in Non-Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

Background: Patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk from thromboembolic phenomena. Patient-specific factors such as comorbidities and immobility have been linked to thrombosis. Disease-specific factors such as virus-induced endothelial changes and cytokine storm may also be triggers. Furthermore, patients with elevated …

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Hematology and OncologyInfectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

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