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Ablation of AF improves QOL more than drugs

Ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) improves quality of life (QOL) more than drugs, according to a study presented on Aug. 29 at the European Society of Cardiology conference.…

PA catheter controversy

Standard of care in the ICU – or object of overuse, abuse, and misuse? The authors explain why they believe PA catheter use may harm more critically ill…

Pleural and Pneumopericardial Drainage Sets recalled

On Jan. 11, the Food and Drug Administration posted that Stryker Sustainability Solutions recalled its Pleural and Pneumopericardial Drainage Sets because the company received two reports hat the…

Study: Urinary catheterization high risk for UTI

A review article in December 2012’s Journal of Hospital Infection found that highest population-attributable risk percentage for urinary tract infection (UTI) was associated with urinary catheterization, “with the…

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