New model for CKD risk draws on clinical, demographic factors
November 8, 2019
The equation has demonstrated high discrimination and variable calibration across a range of populations.
Measles infection linked to impaired ‘immune memory’
November 6, 2019
Measles virus infection is associated with significant reductions in pathogen epitopes and antibody reservoirs.
Fewer bloodstream infections with FMT for C. difficile
November 4, 2019
Fecal microbiota transplantation for C. difficile infection is associated with fewer bloodstream infections and lower mortality than antibiotics.
A sepsis death linked to fecal microbiota transplantation
October 30, 2019
Two patients developed bacteremia after receiving a fecal microbiota transplant from the same donor whose stool contained extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing E. coli.
Updated international consensus recommendations on management of acute upper GI bleeding
October 21, 2019
Updated guidelines on management of nonvariceal acute upper GI bleeding address questions on endoscopic techniques and pharmacologic management.
No clear benefit from conservative oxygen in mechanical ventilation
October 14, 2019
Using conservative oxygen therapy in adults undergoing mechanical ventilation in the ICU does not increase ventilation-free days.
Algorithm boosts MACE prediction in patients with chest pain
August 12, 2019
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin measurements combined with ECG and clinical assessment can help rule out MACE and unstable angina.
No reduction in PE risk with vena cava filters after severe injury
July 9, 2019
MELBOURNE – “Given the cost and risks associated with a vena cava filter, our data suggest that there is no urgency to insert the filter in patients who can be treated with prophylactic anticoagulation within 7 days after injury,” the investigators wrote.
Risk of cardiac events jumps after COPD exacerbation
July 2, 2019
Acute COPD exacerbations are associated with an increased risk of major adverse cardiac events in the 4 weeks after the exacerbation.
Eosinophil-guided therapy reduces corticosteroid use in COPD
June 13, 2019
Using COPD patients’ eosinophil counts to guide corticosteroid therapy can reduce corticosteroid use without increasing the risk of hospitalization.