September 13, 2023

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Recurrent primary spontaneous pneumothorax

A patient with HIV presented with chest tightness and lightheadedness.

Patients with discordant C. difficile test results had lower mortality with treatment

Patients who were positive for Clostridioides difficile on nucleic acid amplification testing but negative on toxin immunoassay had similar 30-day mortality to those with positive results on both tests, according to a review of observational studies.

Short-term dual antiplatelet therapy underused after mild stroke, study finds

While prescriptions of dual antiplatelet therapy after mild noncardioembolic stroke increased from 25.7% in 2010 to 52.8% in 2022 in 168 Florida hospitals, underuse remained common, especially in women and non-Hispanic Black patients.

Hospitalists discuss pandemic effects on women physicians, propose solutions

Participants in a series of focus groups called for policy and system changes to address gender disparities in medicine and the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the careers of women hospitalists.

Intermittent multidrug IV therapy potentially useful in refractory Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary disease

In a small study of 36 patients in South Korea, 62% and 12% of those with M. abscessus disease and 80% and 60% of those with M. massiliense disease had at least one negative culture and culture conversion, respectively.