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Lowering troponin threshold identifies high-risk ACS group, improves outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuter Health) – With the availability of more sensitive troponin I assays, lowering the diagnostic threshold for detection of myocardial necrosis from 0.20 to 0.05 ng/mL results in the detection of more MIs and more timely treatment, and consequently less morbidity and mortality, a Scottish team...

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TMP-SMX linked with hyperkalemia risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- Elderly women who were treated for urinary tract infections with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole were 3 times more likely to be hospitalized for hyperkalemia in the 10 days following than those treated with amoxicillin, according to new research. The authors say that the findings...

Featuring Mark R. Chassin, MD

Flu Vaccination in the Workplace

Mark R. Chassin, MD, President of the Joint Commission, discusses flu vaccination in the workplace. When healthcare workers are vaccinated at high rates, transmission in hospitals is reduced, less time is taken off by health care workers and better-staffed hospitals means the ability to maintain full...