obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who had low procalcitonin levels, a recent study found. ... Quality of hospital care is more likely to be a factor in admissions that occur less than a week after discharge than in those that occur later, a recent
According to recent research and our story, many are taking one when the other would be more effective, or both when only one is appropriate.
The authors noted that the use of prophylactic antibiotics before procedures has been discouraged in recent years. ... They called for future research in this area to include clinically important endpoints.
Liberal blood transfusion strategies may be preferred to restrictive strategies in anemic patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), a recent study suggests. ... For recovering septic shock patients, treatment with midodrine may reduce duration of
Azithromycin and levofloxacin were both associated with increased cardiac risk compared with amoxicillin, a recent study found. ... Incorrect antibiotic prescribing is common among inpatients in U.S. hospitals, according to a recent report from the CDC.
In it, he elegantly summarized recent research suggesting there is more to preventing readmissions than a good discharge and follow-up.
Recent research indicates that chest compressions may be most effective at 125 beats per minute, since this is the rate at which spontaneous circulation is most likely to return in ... O’Connor said. Also important to address in future guidelines is
Subsequent bundled payments programs have provided additional impetus. Clinicians and researchers speaking at the conference described some of the resulting readmission-reduction research and outcomes. ... Problems include the particular penalization of
Recent research could change standard practice.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. A restrictive transfusion strategy did not reduce mortality among ICU patients with septic shock and cancer, a recent trial found. ... two recent studies.