A pill for C. difficile works by increasing microbiome diversity
October 25, 2021
“I think this marks a moment in this space where we’re going to have better, safer, and more available options for patients.”
COVID-19 death toll higher for international medical graduates
June 11, 2021
These individuals are more likely to work in places where the incidence of COVID-19 is high and in facilities with fewer resources, according to the author of a new paper.
Steroid and immunoglobulin standard of care for MIS-C
February 12, 2021
The combination treatment failed in only 9% of cases while immunoglobulins alone failed in 38% of cases.
Scant risk for SARS-CoV-2 from hospital air
December 28, 2020
Everywhere they look within hospitals, researchers find RNA from SARS-CoV-2 in the air. But viable viruses typically are found only close to patients.
Monthly needlestick rates suggest a steep learning curve
November 12, 2020
Nonsurgical specialists should receive more training in injury prevention.
Nearly 10% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 later readmitted
November 12, 2020
The short interval before readmission suggests that patients are probably not suffering a relapse, but more likely experienced some adverse event, such as difficulty breathing.
Tocilizumab stumbles as COVID-19 treatment, narrow role possible
October 28, 2020
Three randomized controlled trials showed that the drug either had no benefit or only a modest one, contradicting a large retrospective study.
Fourteen-day sports hiatus recommended for children after COVID-19
October 13, 2020
Children with moderate symptoms should have an electrocardiogram before returning to sports.
Real-world safety, efficacy found for fecal transplants
October 2, 2020
The study didn't yield any findings on indications other than Clostridioides difficile. "In no way, shape, or form does it mean you can use it for autism, depression, heart disease, or [irritable bowel syndrome]."
Internists’ use of ultrasound can reduce radiology referrals
July 23, 2020
The use of point-of-care ultrasound in internal medicine has been more controversial than in emergency medicine.