Diarrhea prevalent among COVID-19 patients with IBD
October 15, 2020
One in five patients with IBD and COVID-19 had diarrhea, at least twice the prevalence compared with pooled data from prior studies.
Preliminary evidence indicates famotidine might improve COVID-19 symptoms
June 9, 2020
Apart from two cases of anosmia, symptoms resolved completely within 14 days of starting famotidine.
More fiber looks safe, might benefit ICU patients
March 27, 2019
MIAMI – Each 10-g increase in fiber intake over 72 hours correlated with a 0.3% median increase in the relative abundance of short-chain fatty acid–producing bacteria (P less than .01).
Anaerobically prepared donor FMT led to steroid-free remission of ulcerative colitis
January 15, 2019
Eight weeks after FMT, 32% of the donor group achieved steroid-free remission, compared with 9% of the autologous FMT group (odds ratio, 5; P = .03).
Admission eosinopenia predicted severe CDI outcomes
September 29, 2018
Significant predictors of mortality included having more comorbidities and lower systolic blood pressure at admission.
Coagulopathy outbreak underscores danger of synthetic cannabinoids
September 26, 2018
Four patients died after developing spontaneous intracranial bleeding.
Atrial fib guidelines may fall short on oral anticoagulation
September 25, 2018
Oral anticoagulation threshold according to CHA2DS2-VASc score varied widely after accounting for varying stroke rates in published studies.
Who are the ‘high-need, high-cost’ patients?
July 30, 2018
Significant predictors included Medicare or Medicaid insurance, lower income, first hospitalization in a large rural hospital, high comorbidity burden, obesity, and hospitalizations for infections.
hs-cTnT test tied to fewer reinfarctions but no survival benefit
June 13, 2018
The reinfarction rate fell by 11% after hospitals implemented the new high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T test.
Prompt palliative care cut hospital costs in pooled study
April 30, 2018
Average cost savings per hospital admission were $3,237 overall and were even greater for cancer patients.