An electronic alert increased use of rifaximin in patients with cirrhosis who were taking lactulose and were admitted with hepatic encephalopathy.
Recent studies compared baricitinib with dexamethasone in COVID-19 patients requiring oxygen, assessed outcomes of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) over time, and found that the vaccines continue to reduce risk for ICU admission and death despite new variants' emergence.
In a retrospective cohort study of patients who received continuous lidocaine infusions for refractory chronic migraine, median current pain rating decreased from 7 out of 10 on admission to 1 out of 10 at discharge.
Two weeks after trial enrollment, surrogates of critically ill adults who received daily written patient care updates indicated greater satisfaction with care and had lower odds of symptoms of anxiety, depression, and acute stress compared to those in the usual care group.
Each additional registered nurse hour per patient day was associated with a 3% decrease in the odds of 60-day mortality in a cross-sectional study of about 700,000 Medicare beneficiaries admitted with a primary diagnosis of sepsis in 2018.