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Lots to learn about long-term care

A new curriculum helped hospitalists moving into postacute care fill gaps in their knowledge base.
28 Feb 2024

Cases from the Medical College of Wisconsin

A mycotic aneurysm, retroperitoneal hematoma, and more.
28 Feb 2024

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

Antibiotics with extended anaerobic coverage didn't improve outcomes in aspiration pneumonia

Patients with aspiration pneumonia who received extended anaerobic coverage had no reduction in mortality risk and a significantly higher risk of Clostridioides difficile than those prescribed limited anaerobic coverage.
28 Feb 2024

Biomarkers may predict which medications are effective for patients hospitalized for COVID-19

Two studies looked at biomarkers that could be used to identify high-risk hospital patients who would likely benefit from medications for COVID-19, while another recent analysis provided reassuring data on the aftereffects of acute kidney injury during COVID-19 hospitalization.
28 Feb 2024

Mandates and other questions about vaccination of health care workers

ACP Hospitalist recently spoke to infectious diseases and ethics expert Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, about how health care systems should handle getting their staff vaccinated against COVID-19.
9 Dec 2020

Hospital clinicians don't often use antibiograms when prescribing, survey finds

Among 193 respondents from seven U.S. health care systems, 26.9% of hospital clinicians said they used antibiograms more than once a month and 16.1% did not know that their facility had an antibiogram available.
21 Feb 2024

Guidelines suggest fidaxomicin over vancomycin for Clostridioides difficile infection

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America made three new recommendations in a focused update of their guidelines on Clostridioides difficile infection.
30 Jun 2021

Infectious diseases, hospital organizations update strategies for CAUTI prevention

The recommendations include essential practices for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), which apply to all acute care hospitals, and additional approaches, which should be considered when essential practices have been implemented but infection rates remain high.
30 Aug 2023

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

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