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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
Earley A, Persson R, Garlitski AC
Effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death in subgroups a systematic review.
The purpose of this review was to examine ICD effectiveness for primary prevention of SCD across subgroups by sex, age, QRS interval, time since myocardial infarction, blood urea nitrogen level, and diabetes. It concluded that there was weak evidence showing differences for all-cause mortality in subgroups of sex, age, and QRS interval. Also, evidence was indeterminate for all-cause mortality in the other subgroups and for SCD.
Citation: Earley A, Persson R, Garlitski AC . Effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillators for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death in subgroups a systematic review. Ann Intern Med 2014 Jan 21;160(2):111-21. doi: 10.7326/m13-1787..
Keywords: Medical Devices, Comparative Effectiveness, Prevention, Mortality