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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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Siegler JE, Samai A, Albright KC
Factoring in factor VIII with acute ischemic stroke.
This review summarized the molecular role of factor VIII in thrombogenesis and its clinical use in the diagnosis and prognosis of acute ischemic stroke. It also discussed the utility of screening for serum factor VIII levels among patients at risk for, or those who have experienced, ischemic stroke.
Citation: Siegler JE, Samai A, Albright KC . Factoring in factor VIII with acute ischemic stroke. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2015 Oct;21(7):597-602. doi: 10.1177/1076029615571630.
Keywords: Stroke, Blood Clots, Innovations and Emerging Issues, Critical Care
Admon AJ, Seymour CW, Gershengorn HB
Hospital-level variation in ICU admission and critical care procedures for patients hospitalized for pulmonary embolism.
The researchers examined the relationship between intensive care unit (ICU) use for patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and cost, mortality, readmission, and procedure use in 263 hospitals. They found wide variations in ICU admission rates for acute PE without a detectable impact on mortality, cost, or readmission.
Citation: Admon AJ, Seymour CW, Gershengorn HB . Hospital-level variation in ICU admission and critical care procedures for patients hospitalized for pulmonary embolism. Chest. 2014 Dec;146(6):1452-61. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-0059..
Keywords: Blood Clots, Care Management, Critical Care, Healthcare Delivery, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)