However, they said that recent research on portal hypertension has raised concerns about the potentially harmful effects of the drugs in this population. ... An undetectable eosinophil count at admission for Clostridium difficile is a significant
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. A restrictive transfusion strategy did not reduce mortality among ICU patients with septic shock and cancer, a recent trial found. ... two recent studies.
Promoting alertness and orientation during daytime hours also helps prevent delirium, according to recent research. ... Another promising area of research is cognitive stimulation—”essentially using games to exercise the brain,” said Dr.
In addition, the findings highlight the need for future research to improve antimicrobial stewardship in the setting of asthma,” the authors said. ... They called for revision of the IDSA guidelines, but also more research comparing OPAT and hospital
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
Recent research on the effects of ICU care has shown mixed results. ... and we have double Canada.”. The American supply of ICU beds may have dropped in recent years, however, according to a research letter by Dr.
Maniaci said. Recent research has also shown how to identify patients at risk for respiratory complications: Check the expiratory flow of intubated patients during surgery. ... Another recent study to discuss with anesthesiologists was published in the
They recommended that these findings be incorporated into future guidelines but also be clarified by further research into normal versus excessive BP differences between arms. ... In addition, multidrug resistance has increased and fewer new
The HCAP guidelines were always controversial, and a recent update removed the specific recommendations for HCAP and placed HCAP into the guidelines for CAP instead, the study authors noted. ... Noninvasive sputum culture may be helpful in guiding
Krein said. Even when hospitals do provide training, recent research from Dr. ... Krein, also a research career scientist at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.