The Use of Magnesium Sulfate for Acute COPD Exacerbations
December 1, 2022
Dr. Sundararaghavan Clinical question: Can magnesium sulfate be used as an efficacious adjunct therapy in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
Initiation of pulmonary rehabilitation after admission for COPD exacerbation decreases rehospitalizations
August 1, 2022
Ms. Langford Clinical question: Does the initiation of pulmonary rehabilitation after hospitalization for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation impact...
Steroid Dosing, Surgery Outcomes for COVID-19 Patients, and More: Highlights from 2021 Research
July 1, 2022
Drs. Frank and Grant did an outstanding job with their in-person In the Literature at SHM Converge. Whether to use a standard or a personalized dose of corticosteroids in hospitalized patients...
Active diagnostic strategy for pulmonary embolism in COPD exacerbations does not significantly alter a composite clinical outcome compared to usual care
January 7, 2022
Dr. Lublin Clinical question: Can an active diagnostic protocol including a D-dimer and computed tomography pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) for pulmonary emboli (PE) improve outcomes for...
Sepsis multiplies in-hospital mortality risk in COPD
October 21, 2021
Among nearly 7 million hospitalizations in which the primary diagnosis was COPD, nearly 65,000 (0.93%) patients experienced sepsis as a complication.
Collaborative effort reduces COPD readmissions, costs
June 6, 2021
A joint performance-improvement initiative helped reduce COPD-related ED visits and readmissions within 30 days of a COPD discharge.
Worse outcomes for patients with COPD and COVID-19
May 19, 2021
Worse outcomes include 14-day hospitalization, length of stay, ICU admission, 30-day mortality, and use of mechanical ventilation.
List of COVID-19 high-risk comorbidities expanded
April 6, 2021
Underlying conditions increase the risk of severe outcomes for patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.
New guidelines on antibiotic prescribing focus on shorter courses
April 6, 2021
“Many physicians do not prescribe short-course therapy, frequently defaulting to 10-day courses regardless of the condition.”
CDC: Vaccinated people can gather indoors without masks
March 8, 2021
“Today’s action represents an important first step. It is not our final destination,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said.