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April 2022
Vol. 115 No. 4

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2021 Oral Presentation
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Outcomes of Patients with a pH<7.0 Presenting to the Emergency Department (OPpHED Study)

Umana et al report on the outcome for 130 patients presenting to ED with a pH <7.0.  The twenty eight day mortality was 69.5%.

Dating Ultrasounds are Fundamental to Modern Obstetric Care

Mohamed et al report on the importance of the dating antenatal scan.  16% of women relied on the dating scan rather than the LMP.  The mean difference between the ultrasound scan and the recalled menstrual dates was 3.9 days.

Opportunities for Education in Heart Failure Pharmacotherapy Demonstrated by a Survey of Clinicians

Murray et al performed a study to assess doctors’ knowledge about heart failure drugs.  There were 127 responses.  While 78% correctly identified the indications for treatment, only 31% were aware that the optimal target heart rate was less than 70/min.  A number of other areas of uncertainty were also detected.  The authors recommend further training.


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