A multicenter U.S. trial randomized patients with sepsis-induced hypotension to either a strategy prioritizing vasopressors and lower IV fluid volumes or a strategy prioritizing higher volumes of IV fluids before vasopressors for 24 hours after initial treatment.
Less than a quarter of patients randomized to early occupational and physical therapy while ventilated were cognitively impaired at one year, compared to 43% of those who received usual care, a single-center study found.
Patients with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) were at higher risk of a long hospital stay and mechanical ventilation versus those with influenza, a prospective study found. The former group also had more pre-existing cardiopulmonary conditions.
During the first seven days after hospital discharge, patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy overdosed on opioids at a rate more than six times higher than in other time periods, a retrospective study in one health system found.