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Injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis carries higher risk of systemic emboli

An international cohort study found that mortality rates were lower when infective endocarditis was associated with injection drug use compared to other causes, and these patients, who were typically young and healthy, less often underwent cardiac surgery.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/02/03/4.htm
3 Feb 2021

Medical center reports recent sharp rise in group A strep bacteremia related to injection drug use

The University of Vermont Medical Center saw three cases of invasive group A Streptococcus in 2020, four in 2021, 19 in 2022, and 45 during the first 10 months of 2023, and many of these infections could be tied to exposure to xylazine in people who inject drugs.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/05/01/medical-center-reports-recent-sharp-rise-in-group-a-strep-bacteremia-related-to-injection-drug-use.htm
1 May 2024

Addiction treatment rare after hospitalization for endocarditis related to injection drug use

Fewer than one-quarter of adults received medication for opioid use disorder (OUD) in the three months after discharge for injection drug use-associated endocarditis, and OUD treatment was associated with reduced mortality risk only in the month when patients were receiving it.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/10/21/5.htm
21 Oct 2020

September 14, 2022

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/09/14/

Infections related to injection drug use may be underreported in ED, hospital settings

A retrospective study tallied documentation of injection drug use within six months of a hospital visit for bacteremia, sepsis, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, or skin or soft-tissue infection.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2018/09/19/3.htm
19 Sep 2018

May 1, 2024

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/05/01/

Outsmarting MRSA

An infectious diseases specialist offers advice on drugs and strategies to combat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/05/01/outsmarting-mrsa.htm
1 May 2024

Studies analyze rise in infective endocarditis hospitalizations related to drug use

One recent study found an increase since 2008 in the hospitalization rate for stroke associated with infective endocarditis and opioid use, while another compared outcomes of infective endocarditis among patients who inject drugs versus those who do not.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/02/06/3.htm
6 Feb 2019

January 19, 2022

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/01/19/

Illicitly manufactured fentanyls involved in increasing number of U.S. overdose deaths

From July 2019 to December 2020, sharp increases were seen in deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyls in midwestern (33.1%), southern (64.7%), and western (93.9%) jurisdictions, federal data indicate.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/12/22/4.htm
22 Dec 2021

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