New recommendations from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine aim to help clinicians make safe, evidence-based decisions regarding the perioperative management of patients who consume cannabis.
Opioids prescribed after surgery and rates of conversion to long-term therapy decreased after a protocol limiting postop opioid prescriptions to three days or fewer was implemented at a tertiary care cancer center.
Appropriate antibiotics for CAP linked to lower 1-year cardiovascular death risk in older inpatients
A Canadian study of nearly 2,000 patients older than age 65 years who were hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) found that use of guideline-concordant antibiotic therapy was associated with a 47% reduction in cardiovascular death at one year after infection.
A secondary analysis of a Swiss trial found that 30-day mortality rates were almost two times higher among hospitalized patients at nutritional risk if their free triiodothyronine (T3) levels were below 3.2 pmol/L.