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.
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.
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.