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Procalcitonin testing reduced antibiotic use and mortality in acute respiratory infections

Results of the meta-analysis suggest that widespread implementation of procalcitonin protocols might not only improve antibiotic management and patient outcomes but also help to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance, the authors said.
25 Oct 2017

February 1, 2023

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Genetic test for opioid disorder risk approved

The new test is to be used prior to patients' first exposure to oral opioids for the treatment of acute pain. Other recent FDA actions include a recall of overly potent IV drugs.
7 Feb 2024

Third-party partnerships influenced hospitals' participation in bundled payment programs

Compared to hospitals without third-party partnerships, those that partnered with private consulting firms in Medicare's voluntary Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative were more likely to select inpatient clinical episodes with higher target prices, leading to greater savings opportunities, a recent study found.
11 Aug 2021

Drug shortages drag on

Almost all hospital pharmacists reported facing drug shortages in a recent survey, but there are some available solutions, one expert says.
4 Oct 2023

Suctioning frequency, high-flow oxygen can determine when to decannulate tracheostomy

A randomized trial in Spanish ICUs found that patients whose readiness for decannulation was determined by frequency of suctioning instead of a 24-hour capping trial had less time to decannulation and shorter length of stay.
16 Sep 2020

Fungal, bacterial pathogens in lungs differ in severe influenza versus COVID-19

Potential bacterial pathogens and aspergillosis were detected in 20% and 38% of patients with influenza and 37% and 31% of those with COVID-19, respectively, in a recent Belgian study.
19 Jun 2024

June 19, 2024

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Study finds no difference between N95 masks, surgical masks in clinical settings

In this meta-analysis, outcomes from clinical studies were laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection, influenza-like illness, and workplace absenteeism, while outcomes from surrogate exposure studies were filter penetration, face-seal leakage, and total inward leakage.
16 Mar 2016

Periop in a pandemic

Without data or guidelines on when and whether to perform surgery on the many patients who have had COVID-19 infections after vaccination, hospitals and hospitalists are developing their own plans and protocols.
23 Mar 2022

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