Prehospital fibrinolysis may be a substitute reperfusion strategy in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction if prompt percutaneous coronary intervention is not possible, research shows.
The fast-acting antiplatelet agent cangrelor significantly reduces the risk for ischemic events, including stent thrombosis, in patients during percutaneous coronary intervention, without significantly increasing severe bleeding, researchers report.
Prehospital intravenous loading with lactated Ringer’s solution may reduce the chances for survival with good neurologic outcome among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, an observational study suggests.
Canadian researchers have found that benzodiazepines are frequently prescribed for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), despite their known association with adverse respiratory outcomes.
Moving straight to unassisted breathing through a tracheostomy collar results in faster weaning than does a gradual reduction in pressure support among patients needing prolonged mechanical ventilation, shows a randomized trial in
Retrograde light-guided laryngoscopy is an effective alternative to conventional direct laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation and may also improve the success rates of novice laryngoscopists, suggest study findings.