Multiple studies found changed patterns in cardiac emergencies and care associated with the pandemic, and the NIH's COVID-19 guideline panel recommended baricitinib for patients on high-flow oxygen or noninvasive ventilation.
A U.S. retrospective study looked at rates of atherosclerotic disease, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure in the year after sepsis in patients with elevated troponin I levels and no previous diagnosis of cardiovascular (CV) disease.
In a study of 175 ICUs in Australia and New Zealand, patients who were frail at ICU admission had an in-hospital mortality rate of 16% compared to 5% in those who were not. Frail patients also had longer lengths of stay in the ICU and hospital.
New ethical guidance from the College offers advice on how to respond to physician suicide, while a recent study found that depressive symptoms became more common as medical students progressed through school.