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Originals

Quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Early Warning Scores for Detecting Clinical Deterioration in Infected Patients outside the Intensive Care Unit
Churpek MM, Snyder A, Han X, et al. Quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, and Early Warning Scores for Detecting Clinical Deterioration in Infected Patients outside the Intensive Care Unit. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr 1;195(7):906-911. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201604-0854OC. (Original) PMID: 27649072

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«The 2016 definitions of sepsis included the quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score to identify high-risk patients outside the intensive care unit (ICU).»

Randomized Trial of Pleural Fluid Drainage Frequency in Patients with Malignant Pleural Effusions. The ASAP Trial
Wahidi MM, Reddy C, Yarmus L, et al. Randomized Trial of Pleural Fluid Drainage Frequency in Patients with Malignant Pleural Effusions. The ASAP Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr 15;195(8):1050-1057. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201607-1404OC. (Original) PMID: 27898215

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«Patients with malignant pleural effusions have significant dyspnea and shortened life expectancy. Indwelling pleural catheters allow patients to drain pleural fluid at home and can lead to autopleurodesis. The optimal drainage frequency to achieve autopleurodesis and freedom from catheter has not been determined.»

Home- and Community-Based Occupational Therapy Improves Functioning in Frail Older People: A Systematic Review
De Coninck L, Bekkering GE, Bouckaert L, et al. Home- and Community-Based Occupational Therapy Improves Functioning in Frail Older People: A Systematic Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Apr 3. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14889. (Review) PMID: 28369719

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«The objective is to assess the effectiveness of occupational therapy to improve performance in daily living activities in community-dwelling physically frail older people.»

Reviews

Effectiveness of progesterone, cerclage and pessary for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis
Jarde A, Lutsiv O, Park CK, et al. Effectiveness of progesterone, cerclage and pessary for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BJOG. 2017 Mar 9. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14624. (Review) PMID: 28276151

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«Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of infant death, but it is unclear which intervention is best to prevent it.»

Rapid Rule-out of Acute Myocardial Infarction With a Single High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Measurement Below the Limit of Detection: A Collaborative Meta-analysis
Pickering JW, Than MP, Cullen L, et al. Rapid Rule-out of Acute Myocardial Infarction With a Single High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Measurement Below the Limit of Detection: A Collaborative Meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 18. doi: 10.7326/M16-2562. (Review) PMID: 28418520

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«High-sensitivity assays for cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) are sometimes used to rapidly rule out acute myocardial infarction (AMI).»