By  | June 30, 2013 |  19
Today is my last day as chair of the ABIM, and the end of my eight-year tenure on the Board. In this blog – a bookend to the one I wrote at the start of the year, which went near-viral – I’ll describe some of our accomplishments this year and a few of the challenges […]
By  | June 29, 2013 |  0
This study assessed the characteristics and outcomes of patients with subsegmental and proximal PEs, and found they were similar, including cumulative death rates of 10% and 6%, respectively. Subsegmental PEs carry the same risks as proximal PEs and should be treated as such (abstract).
By  | June 29, 2013 |  0
These guidelines provide an evidence based for the use of periprocedural antithrombotics in patients with cerebrovascular disease. They recommend continuing ASA-warfarin for dental procedures, and most other minor procedures. There is little evidence to support the use of procedural bridging with heparin, and it does increase the risk of bleeding. Cessation of therapy for 7 […]
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This large systematic review found rectal NSAIDs significantly reduced the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis compared to pancreatic duct stents (abstract).
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This multicenter study found the use of a video with debriefing was an effective modality for teaching professionalism to hospitalists and residents (abstract).
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This large cohort of hospitals found that those with lower publicly reported mortality (of CHF, AMI, pneumonia) were much more likely to have lower mortality of other medical – surgical conditions. This implies that those publicly reported mortality measures are a good proxy for other conditions in mortality (abstract).