This Teachable Moment highlights the importance of advance risk-benefit analysis before initiating total parenteral nutrition administration.
This Invited Commentary discusses the poor utility of the Wells score for deep vein thrombosis in inpatients and suggests alternative approaches to stratify the risk of deep vein thrombosis.
This prospective study of inpatients with suspected lower-extremity deep vein thrombosis showed that the Wells score performed only slightly better than chance at assessing risk for deep vein thrombosis. See also the Invited Commentary by Price and Minichiello.
Bashir and colleagues compare in-hospital outcomes in the treatment of acute proximal deep vein thrombosis using anticoagulation plus catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) vs anticoagulation alone. They also evaluate the temporal trends in CDT utilization and outcomes in proximal DVT treatment.
Lamontagne and colleagues describe the frequency, anatomical location, risk factors, management, and consequences of nonleg deep venous thromboses in a large cohort of medical-surgical critically ill adults. Maynard provides an Invited Commentary.