Most patients meeting sepsis criteria in the emergency department do not have a sepsis diagnosis
February 3, 2022
Dr. Taghvaei Clinical question: What percentage of patients treated for sepsis in the ED are diagnosed with sepsis at discharge? Background: Sepsis is a leading cause of death around the world...
ERs are swamped with seriously ill patients, although many don’t have COVID
November 1, 2021
“It’s an early indicator that what’s happening in the ED is that we’re seeing more acute cases than we were pre-pandemic.”
Guidance defines vaping-related respiratory syndrome
February 23, 2020
ORLANDO – The guidance is designed to help critical care professionals efficiently identify those individuals at high risk of respiratory failure.
Opioid use disorder up in sepsis hospitalizations
February 23, 2020
ORLANDO – “While we don’t necessarily screen every sepsis patient for endocarditis, if it’s an opioid use disorder patient – particularly one with a bloodstream infection – then that’s almost certainly something you should be doing.”
Cardiac arrest: Targeted temperature management a game changer
February 5, 2020
SNOWMASS, COLO. – “There are essentially no patients for whom temperature control somewhere in the range between 32 degrees C and 36 degrees C is contraindicated.”
HHS declares coronavirus emergency, orders quarantine
January 31, 2020
The order “offers the greatest level of protection for the American public in preventing introduction and spread,” Dr. Cetron said.
Wuhan virus: What clinicians need to know
January 26, 2020
“It’s not good enough to just download CDC’s guidance; use it to make your own local plan and know what to do 24/7.”
Smokers with PE have higher rate of hospital readmission
November 11, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – The rate of readmission within 30 days was significantly higher among PE patients with tobacco dependence.
Previously healthy patients hospitalized for sepsis show increased mortality
November 5, 2019
WASHINGTON – U.S. patients hospitalized with community-acquired sepsis had higher mortality when they had no other comorbidities.
Older IBD patients are most at risk of postdischarge VTE
September 10, 2019
Readmission for venous thromboembolism in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases most often occurs within 60 days of discharge.