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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Lau BD, Haut ER
Practices to prevent venous thromboembolism: a brief review.
The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the most effective interventions aimed at improving adherence to guidelines on the use of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention strategies. After reviewing sixteen studies, the researchers concluded that the greatest and most sustained improvements were those that combined education with computerised tools.
Citation: Lau BD, Haut ER . Practices to prevent venous thromboembolism: a brief review. BMJ Qual Saf 2014 Mar;23(3):187-95. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001782..
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Blood Clots, Prevention, Decision Making, Guidelines
Letter by Radecki regarding article, "safety of thrombolysis in stroke mimics: results from a multicenter cohort study".
In this letter commenting on an article on the treatment of stroke mimics, the author asserts that the difficult question of the acceptable rate of misdiagnosis remains. He suggests that patients undergoing thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke have confirmatory testing such as an MRI with diffusion-weighted sequences and that the incidence of neuroimaging negative events be reported.
Citation: Radecki RP . Letter by Radecki regarding article, "safety of thrombolysis in stroke mimics: results from a multicenter cohort study". Stroke. 2013 Sep;44(9):e105. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.002040..
Keywords: Stroke, Decision Making, Patient Safety, Blood Clots