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Off-label recombinant factor VIIa common but potentially harmful in U.S. hospitals

Off-label use of recombinant factor VIIa is widespread in U.S. hospitals but could increase risk of adverse events, according to two new studies published yesterday in Annals of Internal Medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2011/04/20/2.htm
20 Apr 2011

Linezolid not superior to glycopeptide antibiotics in treating MRSA pneumonia

Commonly used drug linezolid is not superior to vancomycin or teicoplanin in treating suspected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia, a new meta-analysis found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2011/05/11/1.htm
11 May 2011

Shorter treatment regimen may be effective for latent TB

A shorter, less complex treatment regimen may be effective for treating latent tuberculosis (TB), according to a new study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2011/05/25/4.htm
25 May 2011

Dexamethasone with antibiotics shortens hospital stay for CAP patients

Adding dexamethasone to antibiotic treatment reduced the length of stay by one day for inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), a study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2011/06/08/3.htm
8 Jun 2011

In the News

Antiviral agents for influenza, prognostic scores and stroke, and more.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2011/06/itn.htm
15 Jun 2011

STOPP criteria work better than Beers

Adverse drug events in elderly patients could potentially be reduced by use of the STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Persons' potentially inappropriate Prescriptions) criteria, a new study suggested.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2011/06/22/1.htm
22 Jun 2011

Warning about varenicline in patients with CVD

A warning will be added to smoking cessation aid varenicline (Chantix) to indicate that the drug may be associated with a small increased risk of certain cardiovascular adverse events in patients who have cardiovascular disease, the FDA announced last week.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2011/06/29/5.htm
29 Jun 2011

Recent Research

Urinary test to guide pneumonia treatment, stroke risk after CABG, and more.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2011/07/rr.htm
15 Jul 2011

Antipsychotics still frequently prescribed for Parkinson patients

Despite FDA warnings, more than half of patients with Parkinson disease and psychosis were prescribed an antipsychotic, a new study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2011/07/20/5.htm
20 Jul 2011

Learning from the best

Interviewing personnel at “best” and “worst” hospitals yielded some interesting findings.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2011/08/qa.htm
15 Aug 2011

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