Michele G. Sullivan
CDC reports most vaping lung disease linked to THC-containing cartridges
September 27, 2019
Most vaping cartridges were obtained on the street, from dealers, online, or from friends or social contacts.
Poor response to statins hikes risk of cardiovascular events
April 17, 2019
Patients with better outcomes were more likely to have initiated therapy with a more potent drug.
Corticosteroids: What is their place in pneumonia and sepsis?
March 26, 2019
Two experts drew on both personal experience and extant literature in the debate “Steroids for Pneumonia and Sepsis ... Do You Believe?”
Hospitalists can make a difference in disasters
March 26, 2019
When fire is eating entire neighborhoods, or a hurricane is smashing towns like toys, the hospitalist will invariably run right toward the disaster.
FDA aims to boost safety of platelets for transfusion
December 20, 2018
The agency is seeking input on ways to decrease the risk of bacterial contamination in platelets stored for 5 and 7 days after collection.
Low-dose ketamine controls pain from severe chest injury, while sparing opioid consumption
October 1, 2018
SAN DIEGO – The drug may have a benefit among patients whose Injury Severity Score was greater than 15.
Signs point to growing abuse of gabapentinoids in the U.S.
September 25, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Several states have made gabapentin a Schedule V controlled substance while others have mandatory reporting of its dispensing and sales to prescription monitoring databases.
More than half of urine drug screens showed improper medication use
September 13, 2018
LAS VEGAS – One sample in every five showed a combination of opioids and benzodiazepines, at least one of which was an unprescribed medication.
Ten tips for managing patients with both heart failure and COPD
July 26, 2018
Diagnose them early, treat them early, and build a team of experts and support services with the patients.
Better ICU staff communication with family may improve end-of-life choices
July 17, 2018
The intervention didn’t reduce surrogates’ emotional distress, but it was associated with shorter ICU stays and higher in-unit mortality.