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Intermittent multidrug IV therapy potentially useful in refractory Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary disease

In a small study of 36 patients in South Korea, 62% and 12% of those with M. abscessus disease and 80% and 60% of those with M. massiliense disease had at least one negative culture and culture conversion, respectively.
13 Sep 2023

Anticoagulation didn't benefit patients with afib secondary to ACS, pulmonary disease, or sepsis

Only a third of the patients were discharged on anticoagulation, and over a three-year follow-up period, receiving anticoagulation was not associated with a significant reduction in ischemic stroke.
4 Oct 2017

September 13, 2023

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Active strategy to diagnose PE in COPD inpatients did not improve outcomes

A Spanish trial found that using d-dimer testing and, if positive, a CT pulmonary angiogram to diagnose pulmonary embolism (PE) did not affect risk of death, clot, or readmission in patients hospitalized for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
20 Oct 2021

Procalcitonin do's and don'ts

Although the optimal use of procalcitonin is still up for debate, there are best practices for getting the most bang for this blood test.
5 Jul 2023

Pulmonary rehabilitation associated with fewer readmissions for COPD patients

Only 1.5% of studied patients began pulmonary rehabilitation within 90 days of discharge from a hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but their rate of readmission within a year was 56.4%, compared to 64.6% in patients who did not begin rehab.
28 Jul 2021

Less definitely more in antibiotics

Review some common inpatient conditions that can be safely treated with shorter durations of antibiotics, reducing adverse events and costs.
17 May 2023

Cases from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A group of cases involving lytic lesions.
9 Aug 2023

Personalized steroid dose more effective than fixed dose in COPD exacerbations

Treatment failure was less common among hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who received personalized corticosteroid therapy, guided by a dosing scale, than in those who received a 40-mg/d fixed dose of prednisolone or the equivalent, a Chinese study found.
26 May 2021

Severity criteria for categorizing COPD exacerbations validated as prognostic tool

Patients with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that was severe according to the recently proposed Rome criteria had about twice the risk of death within a year as those whose exacerbation was mild, a retrospective study found.
2 Aug 2023

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