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ACP issues guidelines on use of high-flow nasal oxygen, point-of-care ultrasound

New guidelines from the College suggest when to use high-flow nasal oxygen rather than noninvasive ventilation or conventional oxygen therapy and address the use of point-of-care ultrasound in ED and inpatient diagnostic pathways for acute dyspnea.

Studies look at how COVID-19 mortality varied by hospital, over time

Hospital strain seems to be a significant factor in patients' mortality from COVID-19, according to a study analyzing deaths among ICU patients by hospital and another comparing March and April 2020 outcomes to those later in the year.

Individualized nutrition support lowered mortality after heart failure hospitalization

The greatest benefit from an inpatient nutritional intervention was seen in men older than 78 years who had other acute and chronic medical illnesses in addition to heart failure, according to this secondary analysis of a randomized trial in Switzerland.

Invasive mechanical ventilation at end of life may be more common in Asian Americans

Researchers used a 20% random sample of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries to compare receipt of invasive mechanical ventilation among Asian American and White patients hospitalized in the last 30 days of life.

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