In the Literature

Keep up to date with the latest in patient safety with summaries of the best medical journal articles from the APSF Newsletter Editorial Board.

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The New England Journal of Medicine | March 2023

Summary of "Transcatheter Repair for Patients with Tricuspid Regurgitation"

Summary published February 19, 2024

This randomized trial compared percutaneous transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) of the tricuspid valve to standard medical therapy in 350 patients with symptomatic, severe tricuspid regurgitation. The TEER group showed better…

Anesthesia & Analgesia | April 2023

Summary of "Modified Manual Chest Compression for Prevention and Treatment of Respiratory Depression in Patients Under Deep Sedation During Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Two Randomized Controlled Trials"

Summary published February 12, 2024

This article proposes that modified manual chest compression (MMCC) may contribute to preventing and treating respiratory depression and hypoxemia in patients undergoing deep sedation for upper GI endoscopy. The study…

The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety | June 2023

Summary of "Anesthesia Risk Alert Program: A Proactive Safety Initiative"

Summary published January 3, 2024

This article describes protocol implementation and early results for a screening and risk mitigation program at a nationwide anesthesia practice with 6000 clinicians practicing at nearly 450 facilities in the…

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