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Opt-out protocol increased antibiotic discontinuations in suspected sepsis

Inpatients on broad-spectrum antibiotics despite negative blood cultures were screened with a 23-item safety check and then randomized to usual care or messages to their prescribing clinicians encouraging discontinuation of antibiotics.
5 Oct 2022

Specialty groups offer guide on which lab tests are best for diagnosing infectious diseases

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society for Microbiology have published a guide to help physicians determine which tests are most useful in diagnosing infectious diseases.
24 Jul 2013

Corticosteroids may prevent need for mechanical ventilation in CAP patients, review finds

The meta-analysis did not find any significant effect of steroids on other studied outcomes, including mortality, treatment failure, and adverse events, in trials of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
14 Sep 2022

COVID-19 guideline update from NIH, postdischarge anticoagulation, remdesivir effects

The latest news on inpatient COVID-19 care includes some changes to the NIH guidelines for COVID-19 treatment, as well as studies showing that rivaroxaban after discharge reduced clots and remdesivir helped inpatients on no or low-flow oxygen but not those who were sicker.
22 Dec 2021

Oral antibiotics after incomplete IV therapy showed benefit in patients with history of injection drug use

Among persons who inject drugs who were hospitalized with complicated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, those who received oral antibiotics after an incomplete IV antibiotic course were significantly less likely to experience microbiologic failure or death than patients discharged without oral antibiotics.
14 Sep 2022

Beta-lactam plus doxycycline associated with lower mortality in older patients with CAP

Compared to other guideline-concordant empiric therapies for patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), beta-lactam plus doxycycline was associated with lower 30-day and 90-day mortality in a Veterans Affairs cohort study.
17 Nov 2021

Preadmission statin exposure associated with reduced mortality in infective endocarditis

Among patients with infective endocarditis who took statins before hospitalization, continuing the drugs was associated with nearly 50% lower risk of both one-year and in-hospital mortality versus stopping them, a study from Hong Kong found.
21 Sep 2022

November 2007

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

Novel metric may improve measurement of antibiotic stewardship efforts

Days of antibiotic spectrum coverage may be a more accurate metric than days of therapy for evaluating programs that promote use of narrow-spectrum antibiotic agents, a study found.
22 Dec 2021

January 2010

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

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