Steroids' effects varied by C-reactive protein level, clots occurred despite prophylaxis, and hydroxychloroquine and zinc were ineffective for COVID-19, according to newly published studies.
Several journal articles described recently implemented strategies for isolation, education, testing, visitors, and staff support, while others called for research collaboration and support for female hospitalists.
In the first six hours of septic shock, mortality risk was associated with relative dosing of vasopressors and fluid, but in the first 24 hours, there was a direct association between higher vasopressor doses and higher mortality, a prospective study found.
Readmissions and excess days in acute care significantly decreased after implementation of a program that triaged total joint arthroplasty patients who re-presented after surgery to the appropriate service line and level of care.
A survey study of the general population found that about 83% felt that physicians speaking with their patients about donating to their hospital could interfere with the patient-physician relationship.