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By Inessa Yurtsev RN graduated in 2008 from SFSU with Bachelor degree in nursing. I work at Kaiser Santa Clara hospital on medical surgical floor. I plan to go to Grad school
Richard M Kaufman, Benjamin Djulbegovic, Terry Gernsheimer, Steven Kleinman, Alan T Tinmouth, Kelley E Capocelli, Mark D Cipolle, Claudia S Cohn, Mark K Fung, Brenda J Grossman, Paul D Mintz, Barbara A O'Malley, Deborah A Sesok-Pizzini, Aryeh Shander, Gary E Stack, Kathryn E Webert, Robert Weinstein, Babu G Welch, Glenn J Whitman, Edward C Wong, Aaron A R Tobian
BACKGROUND: The AABB (formerly, the American Association of Blood Banks) developed this guideline on appropriate use of platelet transfusion in adult patients. METHODS: These guidelines are based on a systematic review of randomized, clinical trials and observational studies (1900 to September 2014) that reported clinical outcomes on patients receiving prophylactic or therapeutic platelet transfusions. An expert panel reviewed the data and developed recommendations using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) framework...
February 3, 2015: Annals of Internal Medicine
Inmaculada Hernandez, Seo Hyon Baik, Antonio PiƱera, Yuting Zhang
IMPORTANCE: It remains unclear whether dabigatran etexilate mesylate is associated with higher risk of bleeding than warfarin sodium in real-world clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk of bleeding associated with dabigatran and warfarin using Medicare data. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: In this retrospective cohort study, we used pharmacy and medical claims in 2010 to 2011 from a 5% random sample of Medicare beneficiaries...
January 2015: JAMA Internal Medicine
Robert Flaumenhaft
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January 15, 2015: New England Journal of Medicine
Janelle M Guirguis-Blake, Tracy L Beil, Caitlyn A Senger, Evelyn P Whitlock
BACKGROUND: Long-term follow-up of population-based randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) has demonstrated that screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) measuring 3 cm or greater decreases AAA-related mortality rates in men aged 65 years or older. PURPOSE: To systematically review evidence about the benefits and harms of ultrasonography screening for AAAs in asymptomatic primary care patients. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (January 2004 through January 2013), clinical trial registries, reference lists, experts, and a targeted bridge search for population-based screening RCTs through September 2013...
March 4, 2014: Annals of Internal Medicine
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