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Imaging not associated with increased AKI risk in stroke patients, study finds

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.

Facility-level antibiotic use associated with C. difficile rates in long-term care

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.

Measurement of inpatient mobility impairment can help predict later mortality

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.

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