Complication rates were similar in patients with low-risk Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection who were switched to oral antibiotics versus continued on IV therapy in a European randomized trial that was stopped early due to low enrollment.
The percentage of mechanically ventilated patients treated with sustained deep sedation following intubation rose during the pandemic and did not improve after its peak, a single-center study found.
Implementation of a default, opt-out palliative care consultation intervention for older hospital patients with advanced chronic illnesses did increase consult rates from 16.6% to 43.9% and significantly increased odds of discharge to hospice.
In a survey of internal medicine residency programs, only 55.4% of 78 respondents reported that their institution had a policy on lactation and only 22.1% said that their program had its own policy. Most policies did not provide protected time for lactation.