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Clinical Epidemiology

April 1, 2020
Useful series from the Pacific North West, main questions: -Why four patients who had a do-not-resuscitate order on admission were included in the dead and, ultimately, why been admitted in an ITU/ICU setting? -How come no sputum samples from nine fatalities were ever sent for bacterial culture in an ITU/ICU setting?
March 24, 2020
A succinct comment with a wealth of up-to-date references vis-a-vis the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
March 20, 2020
Interesting input from a Stanford expert on the hottest topic on the planet at the moment.
March 18, 2020
The authors describe a thoughtful process for resource utilization in the setting of competing needs that optimizes survival for a popultion. Examples of existing guidelines are provided.
January 8, 2020
A medium size RCT with encouraging surgical outcomes in the era of TAVI expansion.....
December 4, 2019
Well-presented Canadian prospective study juxtaposing a combination of Wells scoring and dimers to the imaging gold standard. It was particularly fascinating to read the referenced assertion that:
November 11, 2019
A succinct analysis of a challenging problem, with a discussion on the 'magic diameter' of 55 mm.
August 20, 2019
Interesting follow-up study of 208 pulmonary ground -glass opacities in 160 subjects, with a yield of three adenocardinomas.
May 15, 2019
An interesting metanalysis, especially: The ad hoc results of off-pump surgery. The mean number of silent brain infarcts per patient was significantly higher in the transcatheter aortic valve implantation group (4.58 ± 2.09) compared with the aortic valve replacement group (2.16 ± 1.62, P=0.03).