The 2 Minute Update

Conflicting guidelines - How long do you anticoagulate after VTE?

New American Society of Hematology guidelines recommend anticontigulating indefinitely after unprovoked VTE, compared to prior Chest guidelines recommending 3 months.  

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Does outpatient follow-up after ED discharge affect outcomes?

When patients are discharged from the ED, does an outpatient follow-up visit affect mortality?  

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Bariatric Surgery and All Cause Mortality

Does bariatric surgery decrease mortality? This Canadian study included over 13,000 surgery patients, followed for almost 5 years.  

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Epigastric pain: antacids alone vs GI cocktail

What works better - and tastes better - for epigastric pain when you suspect gastritis? Researchers randomized antacids alone vs. antacids plus lidocaine.  

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How well do patients remember their medicaions?

Can patients accurately tell you what medications they are taking? This ED study evaluated that.

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