The meta-analysis compared rates of acute kidney injury (AKI) among patients (including some with chronic kidney disease) who underwent computed tomographic (CT) angiography, CT perfusion, or noncontrast CT.
Hundreds of cases of Legionnaires' disease in 2015 linked to health care facilities' water systems, CDC reports
The fatality rate was 25% for cases definitely associated with a hospital or long-term care facility stay and 10% for cases that were possibly health care-associated.
Importation of C. difficile was three times more common in long-term care than in acute care, leading the study authors to recommend better coordination of infection control across settings.
Patients who were mobile at admission and developed impairment were significantly more likely to die during the next six months, while those who recovered mobility during hospitalization had a reduced mortality risk.