Injection drug users prescribed controlled release hydromorphone—an opioid—are three times more likely to develop endocarditis than users prescribed other opioids, according to work published Jan. 22 in TheLancet Infectious Diseases.
Deep learning-based analysis of chest x-rays can be used to predict the pulmonary to systemic flow ratio of patients with congenital heart disease, according to a new study published in JAMA Cardiology.
Stroke patients with a favorable imaging profile on both non-contrast CT and CT perfusion achieved better 90-day functional independence rates than all other groups, according to results of the SELECT study.
Most cardiologists have been implicated in a malpractice lawsuit, according to Medscape’s annual Cardiologist Malpractice Report, and in many cases the litigation causes them to stop trusting their patients.
Medicare beneficiaries can receive acupuncture to treat lower back pain after CMS finalized coverage on Jan. 21. The treatment was previously non-covered by Medicare and was reviewed by CMS with evidence and examinations of policies of private payers.