Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

We always work hard, but we may not have time to read through a bunch of journals. It’s time to learn smarter.
Originally published at JournalFeed, a site that provides daily or weekly literature updates.
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#1: What’s the BEST Target SBP Post-Embolectomy for Stroke?

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More aggressive systolic blood pressure (SBP) goals, beyond keeping it <180 mmHg, probably don’t make much of a difference in outcomes for patients who have undergone endovascular therapy for ischemic stroke.

Blood Pressure Management After Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: The BEST-II Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2023 Sep 5;330(9):821-831. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.14330.

#2: New DOAC Score Outperforms HAS-BLED for Major Bleeding

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The new DOAC score had stronger predictive performance for major bleeding in patients on anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation (A-fib) compared to the HAS BLED score.

Development and Validation of the DOAC Score: A Novel Bleeding Risk Prediction Tool for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation on Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants. Circulation. 2023 Sep 19;148(12):936-946. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.123.064556. Epub 2023 Aug 25.

#3: Peripheral Pressors Prevent Patient Pokes

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This prospective observational cohort study found implementing a protocol for peripheral norepinephrine (NE) decreased median number of central venous catheter (CVC) days per patient by one, and 51.6% avoided a CVC entirely.

Peripheral administration of norepinephrine: a prospective observational study. Chest, S0012-3692(23)05350-3. 21 Aug. 2023, doi:10.1016/j.chest.2023.08.019

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