Trials have found some potential benefit from remdesivir, early treatment with methylprednisolone, and measurement of C-reactive protein. Early vaccine trial results and guidance on antibody testing were also recently released.
The research was presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions and was published in the Dec.
Delivering noninvasive ventilation (NIV) by helmet helped patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), while aspirin treatment did not, according to 2 recent studies. ... Faster treatment significantly improved functional outcomes among
There are great parts of being an academic hospitalist, from shaping the future of the physician workforce to leading the way in research and practice innovation. ... Staff writer Mollie Durkin dove into recent research on gender bias in medicine and
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Antimicrobial stewardship can be successfully implemented in community hospitals, a recent study found. ... Hospitals that treated more pulmonary embolisms (PEs) had lower rates of patient mortality from the
They called for future research to identify which patient subgroups would benefit most from filter placement. ... Patients taking glucocorticoids before hospital admission for stroke may be at higher mortality risk, according to a recent study.
Readmission rates weren't meaningfully lower for hospitals with better adherence to recommended care processes, the authors of a recent study concluded. ... Opioids are a major contributor to drug overdose deaths, either when taken alone or in
although stroke and major bleeding rates were higher in the former group, a recent study found. ... A multidimensional frailty score helped predict postoperative mortality risk in elderly patients, according to a recent study.
Recent research, however, has called this practice into question by finding that VTE rates aren't lower at hospitals with high prophylaxis rates compared to those with low prophylaxis rates. ... Our cover story looks at the current state of VTE
The pneumococcal urinary antigen test can effectively help guide drug selection to treat community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the hospital, according to a recent study. ... Stopping aspirin less than six days before CABG did not change patients'