In this follow-up (mean 1.8 years) of a randomized multi-center trial of 881 veterans, most outcome measures between open and endovascular repair of AAA were about the same; although peri-operative mortality was lower in the endovascular group, 2 year mortality was about the same. The endovascular group had shorter times for the procedure, ventilation, and length of stay, as well as less blood loss, but there was no significant differences between the groups in major morbidity (abstract). Longer-term follow-up is needed to draw more firm conclusions.
“We are playing the same sport, but a different game,” the wise, thoughtful emergency medicine attending physician once told me. “I am playing speed chess – I need to make a move quickly, or I lose – no matter what. My moves have to be right, but they don’t always necessarily need to be the […]
With great successes in hosting our first couple of Twitter chats over the last six months, we’re excited to bring you the third in our quarterly series, #JHMChat, where you ask Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM) authors about their research and corresponding clinical implications for managing inpatient care. We invite you to join us for […]
Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, FHM Does the phrase “medical clearance” make your skin crawl? Perioperative medicine continues to be a growing part of the practice of hospitalists everywhere, yet for many this is an area they feel uncomfortable with. Never fear! Hospital Medicine 2016 has more perioperative medicine educational offerings than ever! On Sunday, March […]