Positive FIT test should prompt colonoscopy
February 4, 2019
Retrospective study in a Korean population shows increased risk even if a colonoscopy was recently performed; backs up U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on CRC Screening recommendation.
Three-drug combo proves effective against multidrug-resistant UTIs
October 29, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO – A drug combo including EDTA proved superior to meropenem in the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections.
Stepdown to oral ciprofloxacin looks safe in gram-negative bloodstream infections
October 15, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO – A comparison of patients with gram-negative bloodstream infections showed low 90-day treatment failure in those who switched from IV to oral ciprofloxacin within 5 days.
Vancomycin loading boost yields better C. diff outcomes
October 9, 2018
A heightened loading dose of vancomycin may lead to faster recovery and greater efficacy in Clostridium difficile infections.
New stroke intervention guidelines stress volume
September 12, 2018
New guidelines set minimum procedures per year for level 1 and level 2 stroke centers, but leave some wiggle room for centers in underserved regions.
Blood transfusions are dropping in U.S. hospitals
February 27, 2018
The frequency of red blood cell transfusions declined between 2011 and 2014, but what’s driving the change?
A little rivaroxaban goes a long way
March 18, 2017
Reduced doses maintain effectiveness; still more effective than aspirin.