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 - surgery prep

Integrating a lean work design into cardiac surgery practices allowed one department to greatly increase the likelihood that patients would be extubated within six hours.

 - heart, cardiology, cardiac

Hoping to reduce the frequency of unnecessary imaging in older patients, research published in the December issue of CHEST explored a sliding adjustment scale to D-dimer testing for pulmonary embolism.

 - Doctors - computer

A talent void is pending among stroke specialists, according to a study published in the December issue of Stroke. The question posed by the authors is how to increase the number of young vascular neurologists entering the pipeline to compensate for losses.

 - Stroke, endovascular. neuroimaging, neuro

Giving patients with certain acute ischemic strokes intra-arterial treatment in addition to tissue plasminogen activator led to better outcomes compared with usual care, MR CLEAN researchers reported online Dec. 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

 - calendar

Interventional cardiologists can toast some coding changes when they ring in the New Year, including a new specialty designation that more accurately portrays performance.