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New classification rule identifies high-risk patients with variceal bleeding

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Most patients with acute variceal bleeding have a relatively low 6-week mortality risk after standard-of-care treatment, but those with high creatinine levels have a poor prognosis and therefore warrant aggressive intervention with early placement of a transjugular intrahepatic...

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ABCD2 score not accurate enough to determine stroke risk after TIA

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For assessing subsequent risk of stroke in patients who’ve had a transient ischemic attack, the so-called ABCD2 instrument is not sensitive or specific enough to have much clinical utility, a Canadian team has found. The ABCD2 score (Age, Blood pressure, Clinical features,...

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A few questions in ED can screen for alcohol/cannabis misuse by youth

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Based on their review of screening instruments for alcohol and drug misuse, a Canadian team recommends using three quick questions in the emergency department to identify adolescents likely to have substance-abuse disorders. “The use of 2 diagnostic items based on DSM-IV...