In the News

Thrombolysis may be effective up to 9 hours after stroke onset in some cases

A between-group difference was seen in the primary outcome at 90 days in those who received alteplase versus placebo, but the randomized trial was terminated at 73% of planned enrollment due to loss of clinical equipoise.

New nonculture panel test accurately identified targeted bacteria in bloodstream infections

The test provided results faster than blood cultures in the industry-funded study, but it's not clear how its use would affect prescribing of antibiotics or patient outcomes, an accompanying editorial noted.

Drug-resistance score helped guide antibiotic use in ED patients with pneumonia

Electronically calculating the newly developed score reduced initial empiric broad-spectrum antibiotic use compared to using health care-associated pneumonia criteria.

Age associated with risk for death in ICU survivors

A French study found that mortality risk after ICU discharge increased progressively across all age strata, with a sharp increase in those ages 80 years and older, but excess long-term mortality was highest in younger, not elderly, patients.

May issue online and in the mail

This issue offers predictions about the future of hospital medicine and conference coverage from Hospital Medicine 2019.

Put words in our mouth

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