Women who seek most forms of contraception do not need a routine pelvic examination before they are prescribed a contraceptive. Still, these exams are routine for many OB/GYN offices and reproductive health clinics, and this creates a barrier for some women — particularly those who have experienced sexual assault and intimate partner violence, according to new research.
The bruised faces of healthcare workers have become a badge of courage, the price they are willing to pay for wearing respirators, masks, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) over long work shifts caring for COVID-19 patients. The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel has issued some general guidance to help healthcare workers — with the caveat that PPE effectiveness must not be compromised.
The bruised faces of healthcare workers have become a badge of courage, the price they are willing to pay for wearing respirators, masks, and other personal protective equipment over long work shifts caring for COVID-19 patients.
A retrospective observational study of patients with moderate to severe aortic regurgitation showed the independent predictive value of diastolic blood pressure and resting heart rate for all-cause mortality under medical management.
Investigators terminated a study early before they could draw any firm conclusions. Thus, there remains a lack of solid evidence to support a firm recommendation regarding optimal blood pressure management for secondary stroke prevention.
After analyzing a large body of international research, coalition developed evidence-based clinical recommendations that could challenge leaders to re-examine their policies on pressure injuries from several angles.
High blood pressure is the most prevalent and important risk factor for stroke, and great efforts have been made to reduce blood pressure for both primary and secondary stroke prevention. However, at this time, we do not have evidence to support a firm recommendation for optimal blood pressure management for secondary stroke prevention.
A new study shows the benefits of developing a case management program to monitor women with pregnancy-related hypertension. Researchers found evidence of high compliance, retention, and patient satisfaction with a postpartum remote hypertension monitoring protocol.