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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.
21 Oct 2020

September 14, 2022

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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.
3 Feb 2021

January 19, 2022

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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.
19 Sep 2018

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

COPD meds, endocarditis, and more

Recent research from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Apr 2021

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.
22 Dec 2021

Diuretic guidance, endocarditis risks, and more

Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Jun 2021

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.
6 Feb 2019

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