Electronic Health Record Strategies Can Improve Care of Patients with Heart Failure
Doctors frequently rely on the electronic health record (EHR) when caring for patients. Oftentimes, EHR systems will include clinical decision support tools that offer recommendations and reminders for physicians determining how to manage diagnosis or treatment plans.
Researchers Are Testing Paxlovid as a Treatment for Long COVID
Long COVID currently affects millions of people in the U.S. Symptoms can include brain fog, tremors, sleep disorders, and shortness of breath. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic medical centers recently launched clinical trials aimed at finding treatments for long COVID. Researchers think that there may be different causes of long COVID symptoms in different people, which is why they are conducting different clinical trials in many centers around the country.Source: Verywell Health
No Survival or Other Benefit for Remdesivir in COVID-19
There was no significant difference in mortality for hospitalized COVID-19 patients receiving the antiviral agent remdesivir compared to regular care, an interim analysis of a large World Health Organization study found.Source: Medpage Today
The power of shared data to better understand drug safety
This week in The BMJ, Joshua Wallach, Harlan Krumholz, and Joseph Ross published a study assessing the influence of individual patient level data, made available through ClinicalStudyDataRequest.com, on the conclusions drawn from safety-related meta-analyses examining relatively rare adverse events.Source: The BMJ Opinion
Yale-developed Scorecard Promotes Better Clinical Trial Data Sharing
A tool developed by researchers at Yale, Stanford, and Bioethics International can promote greater sharing of clinical trial data by pharmaceutical companies. While nearly one-third of the companies that the researchers assessed met standards for sharing data, others could be more transparent to the benefit of science and the public, the researchers said.