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Researchers question recommendations for thrombolysis after 3 hours

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Researchers called for reconsideration of guidelines that advise administering thrombolysis up to 4.5 hours after a stroke, saying the supporting evidence is uncertain, according to a report in The BMJ. "Unless and until there are data showing unequivocal benefits to outweigh known harms, we believe that there should not be any strong recommendation or encouragement for the use of alteplase beyond three hours after stroke," the researchers wrote. Medscape (free registration) (03/20)


High ICU admission rate linked to poorer pneumonia care in elderly

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

Family presence during resuscitation does not affect outcomes, study finds

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

Intervention promotes hand hygiene in emergency department

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

DEA: Opioid fentanyl may be behind increase in fatal overdoses

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Experts: Paying for advance care planning will improve end-of-life care

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Initiative uses hospital monitoring technology to improve care

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

HHS: Hospitals saved $7.4B under ACA in 2014

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Study supports vacuum-assisted closure for diffuse peritonitis

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015

U.S. issues plan to reduce antibiotic resistance

Critical Care SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2015


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