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Preterm delivery identified as a risk factor of ischemic heart disease

Preterm delivery, defined as any birth occurring at less than 37 weeks, occurs in about 9.6 births in the U.S. annually. A study published...

Preventing postoperative pulmonary complications

Using ERAS and I COUGH to improve outcomes. Takeaways: Postoperative pulmonary complications are costly and responsible for extended hospital stays and mortalities. Enhanced recovery after...

Myocarditis

Early recognition may help save a life. Takeaways: Nurses should have a high suspicion for serious illness such as myocarditis in pediatric patients who present...

Be alert for Kawasaki disease

Early detection is key to avoiding heart disease. Takeaways: If Kawasaki disease (KD) is recognized and treated early, children can recover quickly with a decreased...

Opioid-induced respiratory depression

Be prepared and know the risks. Takeaways: Risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression include impaired rental clearance, high opioid tolerance, and sleep apnea history. Tools...

New research on possible adverse events to cannabis

A new study recently published in the Journal of Cannabis Research examines the potential “acute adverse reactions” associated with cannabis use. The study examined self-reported...

Study examines connection between brain health and sleep-disordered breathing

A new study recently published in JAMA Neurology examines if there is a potential link between brain health and “sleep-disordered breathing (SLB).” The study examined...

Recognizing and Managing Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Please visit the ANA's website to take the CE: https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/recognizing-and-managing-complications-of-acute-my/ Good outcomes require early identification and prompt treatment. Takeaways: Early reperfusion and medical therapy have drastically...

The changing face of cystic fibrosis

It’s no longer a childhood illness. Takeaways: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Data Registry shows that more than 54% of people with cystic fibrosis live...

Study shows reduced risk of cardiovascular disease during times of bereavement with daily aspirin intake

A study published in the American Heart Journal explored the effects of aspirin and low dose metoprolol intake during early bereavement periods. Times of bereavement...

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