From MedPage Today:
- NSAIDs Linked to Leaks After GI Surgery. Postoperative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use was associated with anastomotic leak after nonelective colorectal surgery.
- More Nurses May Mean Fewer Deaths in ICU. A high nurse to patient ratio in intensive care units was independently associated with a lower risk of in-hospital death, according to results from a study involving more than a thousand ICUs in 75 countries.
- Injecting Sperm into Egg Doesn’t Guarantee Pregnancy. The use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) was not associated with improved reproductive outcome compared to conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF).
- T2D Therapy With Weekly DPP-4 Inhibitor Proves Feasible. An investigational weekly DPP-4 inhibitor proved noninferior to daily alogliptin (Nesina) among Japanese patients in a phase III study.