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Antipsychotics not effective for prevention, treatment of inpatient delirium

Two reviews analyzed dozens of studies on the use of haloperidol, second-generation antipsychotics, or placebo to treat or prevent delirium in hospitalized patients and found little to no evidence of benefit.

American Thoracic Society releases guideline on diagnosing fungal infections

The clinical practice guideline focuses on the laboratory diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, invasive candidiasis, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, and histoplasmosis.

Telehealth-based antimicrobial stewardship program worked in 2 community hospitals

The program, which included remote consults with infectious disease physicians, led to reductions in broad-spectrum antibiotic use and antimicrobial expenditures.

Less intensive warfarin therapy less effective at preventing VTE after arthroplasty

Rates of major bleeding were similar whether patients were treated to an international normalized ratio target of 1.8 or 2.5 to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) after hip or knee arthroplasty, a randomized trial found.

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