Attendings spent more time talking with nurses and were more likely to initiate a conversation about nurse concerns during interdisciplinary rounds compared to residents, interns, and medical students, observers found.
A large retrospective study of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) found similar inpatient mortality with a beta-lactam plus a macrolide, a beta-lactam plus doxycycline, or a respiratory fluoroquinolone. A beta-lactam alone appeared less effective.
A hospitalization for COVID-19 carries higher mortality risk than one for flu for only 90 days, one study found, while another showed that veterans who had COVID-19 actually had lower mortality risk than matched uninfected peers in the subsequent six months to two years.
The science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA) considers existing and recent evidence on patients who are unresponsive after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and is meant to provide guidance to clinicians until upcoming new guidelines are published.