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D’Alton et al report on 518 patients with a stroke. The mortality was 7.5%. Among the deceased cohort group, the average age was 78.6 years, 49% had atrial fibrillation, and the mean survival was 26.4 days.
Walsh and Duffy report that 7% (602) patients were prescribed antidepressants in the preceeding 6 months. Escitalopram was the most commonly described antidepressant. The authors comment that the practice reflects the wide use of antidepressants in society.
Walsh et al addressed whether infants with transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) should have a cardiac ECHO performed. In a series of 47 infants with TTN, no infant had a significant congenital heart lesion. The authors conclude that routine ECHO on infants with TTN is unwarranted.