Five-year follow-up confirms safety of antibiotics for uncomplicated appendicitis
September 25, 2018
Antibiotic therapy offers a feasible alternative to appendectomy for the management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis.
Single-dose influenza drug baloxavir similar to oseltamivir in efficacy
September 5, 2018
A new single-dose influenza antiviral drug has similar time to symptom alleviation compared with oseltamivir, but greater reductions in viral load.
Negative chest x-ray to rule out pediatric pneumonia
August 28, 2018
Chest radiography can be used to rule out pneumonia in children suspecting of having the disease, and thus reduce antibiotic use.
New C. difficile guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplants
February 15, 2018
About one-quarter of patients whose infection is treated with vancomycin will likely experience at least one additional episode of infection.
Safety-net hospitals would be hurt by hospital-wide 30-day readmission penalties
November 19, 2017
Considering all readmissions within 30 days of discharge in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program would modestly increase the number of hospitals eligible for penalties and would have a bigger impact on safety-net hospitals, based on a study of two years of Medicare claims data from 3,443 ...
Hospital-led interventions cut pediatric asthma hospitalizations
September 18, 2017
A range of hospital-driven interventions achieved various benefits for asthmatic children and adolescents in Hamilton County, Ohio.
Pediatric version of SOFA effective
August 7, 2017
Researchers use new Sequential Organ Failure Assessment algorithm to predict death in critically ill children.
Recent increase in subdural hematoma may be linked to antithrombotics
February 28, 2017
Has the more widespread use of antithrombotic medication resulted in more cases of subdural hemotoma?
Lower C. difficile mortality with vancomycin than metronidazole
February 6, 2017
Acute kidney injury common in children, young adults in ICU
November 18, 2016
Acute kidney injury is common in children and young adults admitted to ICU.