The results of this study are important because sicker patients are being discharged from the hospital. Their risk of VTE after discharge may increase because there may be less encouragement given to the patient by caregivers to maintain mobility. Extended VTE prophylaxis appears to lessen this risk.
In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
When Recommending Flu Vaccine
Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.
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