Literature at a Glance
A guide to this month’s studies.
- Physiologic doses of corticosteroids provide no clear benefit to patients with septic shock.
- Endovascular vs. open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms is associated with fewer short-term deaths but complications and higher late reinterventions.
- Neither intensive insulin nor use of colloid over crystalloid improves mortality or organ failure outcomes in sepsis.
- Surgical cure for diabetes shows promise at two-year follow-up.
- Delayed defibrillation negatively affects survival.
- Right-ventricular enlargement in patients with acute PE is not associated with increased mortality.
- Periprocedural interruption of warfarin therapy presents low risk of thromboembolism.
- Minor leg injury increases risk of developing venous thrombosis threefold.
- Oral vs. parenteral antibiotics for pediatric pyelonephritis.