This randomized clinical trial of 4524 patients undergoing transfemoral coronary angiography reports that vascular closure devices were noninferior to manual compression in terms of vascular access-site complications and reduced time to hemostasis.
An 84-year-old woman with a history of chronic kidney disease, prior stroke, and hypertension but no personal or family history of bleeding disorders was admitted with a 2-week history of spontaneous subcutaneous ecchymoses and hematomas. She had normal vital signs, laboratory results showing isolated severe anemia but unremarkable for other causes of anemia, and a large soft-tissue hematoma in the left chest wall without evidence of internal hemorrhage. How do you interpret these test results?
A 22-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of fevers and pleuritic chest pain and a 2-day history of cutaneous necroses on her ears, without trauma. Evaluation revealed abnormal coagulation values and a deep vein thrombosis in one leg. What would you do next?
This randomized trial reports that among patients with severe trauma and major bleeding, early administration of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 ratio compared with a 1:1:2 ratio did not result in significant differences in mortality at 24 hours or at 30 days.
This narrative review summarizes stroke risk prediction tools and strategies to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
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