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Milk expression within 8 hours of birth tied to successful lactation throughout NICU stay

May 21, 2019
Milk expression within 8 hours after birth in mothers with very low-birth-weight, or VLBW, infants was associated with a higher probability of being…

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Little variation in hospital readmission rates among PCPs

May 20, 2019
Pay-for-performance programs designed to reduce primary care physician, or PCP, readmission rates may not be effective because of little variation in…

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Glucocorticoid use tied to increased risk for infection in patients with RA after arthroplasty

May 20, 2019
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who used glucocorticoids and underwent knee or hip arthroplasty were at an increased risk for adverse events…

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Long-term mortality risk highest among young patients after ICU discharge

May 17, 2019
Although aging was associated with an increased risk for mortality in the 3 years following hospital ICU discharge, long-term mortality was highest…

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Older adults discharged with antihypertensives at significant risk for readmission

May 16, 2019
Adults 65 years and older hospitalized for noncardiac reasons and discharged with intensified antihypertensives had no difference in BP control after…

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Ibuprofen may increase risk for severe bleeding post-tonsillectomy

May 15, 2019
Ibuprofen may increase the risk for severe bleeding after tonsillectomy regardless of whether the patient’s adenoids were removed, according to…

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Data lacking on benefits of outsourced microbiology lab services

May 14, 2019
In a recent literature review published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, researchers found no published prospective…

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T2Bacteria Panel may accurately, quickly diagnose bloodstream infections

May 13, 2019
The T2Bacteria Panel accurately identified bloodstream infections caused by five common bacteria more quickly than did blood cultures, according to a…

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Stress testing varies greatly among ESRD patients with CVD

May 13, 2019
The use of stress testing in patients waiting for renal transplants varied significantly across transplant centers despite the frequent occurrence of…

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Prophylactic oral vancomycin does not consistently reduce risk for CDI relapse

May 9, 2019
Prophylactic oral vancomycin does not consistently reduce the risk for Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, relapse in patients receiving…

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Recent ischemic stroke more common in patients with both PE, patent foramen ovale

May 6, 2019
Patients hospitalized for pulmonary embolism were four times more likely to have had a recent ischemic stroke if they also had patent foramen ovale…

ED visits at all-time high, only 4.3% nonurgent

May 3, 2019
New data released by the CDC found that ED visits reached 145.6 million in 2016, an increase from the 136.9 million visits in 2015. Only 4.3% of…

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Increasing colony-count threshold may reduce antimicrobial use for asymptomatic bacteriuria, candiduria

April 29, 2019
An intervention in which the colony-count threshold was increased for identifying potential urinary pathogens among hospitalized patients reduced…

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Eliminating contamination from hospital transfers could reduce CDI cases by 13%

April 26, 2019
Study findings showed that hospital transfers cause a “minority but substantial burden” of Clostridioides difficile infections in…

Meeting News

‘7 easy steps’ to treat inpatient elevated BP

April 25, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Inpatient elevated BP management is often overlooked in hospital settings, a speaker at the American College of Physicians…

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Computer-assisted model accurately predicts sepsis

April 18, 2019
A model that included routinely collected patient information accurately predicted sepsis among hospitalized patients aged 16 years and older in…

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VIDEO: 5 commonly overused medications, tests

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — There are several medications and tests that are commonly overused in primary care and hospital settings that may be causing…

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Scabies outbreak in NICU reveals challenges with diagnosis

April 17, 2019
The rare occurrence of a scabies outbreak in the NICU of a children’s hospital underscored just how difficult the disease is to diagnose and…

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Patient privacy curtains commonly contaminated with MDROs

April 16, 2019
Patient privacy curtains are commonly contaminated with multidrug-resistant organisms, or MDROs, and despite frequently coming in contact with…

FDA News

FDA orders manufacturers to stop selling surgical mesh

April 16, 2019
The FDA ordered two manufacturers to immediately stop selling and distributing surgical mesh products intended for the transvaginal repair of pelvic…