The Solidarity trial concluded that remdesivir didn't significantly reduce mortality in ventilated patients and had a small effect on other hospitalized patients. Another study identified factors predicting which patients would benefit from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The NIH changed its recommendations on convalescent plasma.
The median time from the decision to pursue endovascular thrombectomy to the start of the procedure was 58 minutes in patients who received thrombectomy from interventionists deployed to them by helicopter and 148 minutes in patients transferred to the hospital, a German study found.
Twenty interpreters at a U.S. academic medical center reported in interviews that heart failure etiology, prognosis, and treatment options were difficult to explain clearly to patients with limited English proficiency.
Medical and nursing students had similar stress responses and performance outcomes when learning to manage sepsis patients via virtual reality (VR) or face-to-face simulation.