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IDSA guideline updates recommendations on dexamethasone, remdesivir, other drugs

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) updated its recommendations on treatment and management of inpatients with COVID-19. An article by mental health experts offered guidance on talking with bereaved family members.

Latest research looks at more potential drug therapies, symptoms in specific age groups

New studies found some benefits associated with tocilizumab and colchicine in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and quantified symptoms in older adults as well as neurological complications.

Errors less likely among ICU residents working longer rather than shorter shifts

Residents made more serious errors while working a schedule that eliminated extended shifts, although the results varied by study site and may have been affected by higher workloads on the shorter shifts.

Inpatient initiation of HIV therapy linked patients with substance use disorder to outpatient care

While hospital initiation of antiretroviral therapy was associated with increased frequency of HIV outpatient care visits in one trial of participants with HIV and substance use disorder, only 15% started antiretroviral therapy in the hospital, and viral suppression was not improved.

Preop antibiotics should not delay surgery for infective endocarditis

One recent study analyzed the effects of preoperative antibiotics on infective endocarditis while another evaluated the risk of infective endocarditis with various species of streptococcal bloodstream infections.

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