Improving patient safety in hospitals demands effective and reliable monitoring of adverse events (AEs). The most common method of assessing AEs is retrospective chart review; the Global Trigger Tool is a promising chart review method.
Careful patient selection for wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD) use is crucial, but unfortunately very little information from randomised controlled trials is available to guide clinical decision-making.
The programmed death-1 (PD-1) pathway serves as a checkpoint to limit T-cell mediated immune responses. Blocking the PD-1 receptor on T cells with monoclonal antibodies results in T-cell activation and proliferation and can induce a potent immunotherapeutic antitumour effect.
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