Meropenem-vaborbactam non-inferior to piperacillin-tazobactam for complicated urinary tract infections: The TANGO I trial

1. In this randomized controlled trial, meropenem-vaborbactam was found to be non-inferior to piperacillin-tazobactam for treating complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs). 2. The rate of...

Hospital readmissions occurring within 7 days post-discharge may be more preventable than later readmissions

1. The percentage of preventable early readmissions (within 7 days post-discharge) and late readmissions (between 8 and 30 days post-discharge) were 36.2% and 23.0%,...

Quality improvement interventions increase adherence to performance measures for stroke in China

1. In this cluster-randomized clinical trial, quality improvement interventions led to slightly greater adherence of evidence-based, performance measures compared to care as usual for...

Quick Take: Christmas, National Holidays, Sport Events, and Time Factors as Triggers of Acute...

Ischemic heart disease, the most common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, has many modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, including several external factors. This...

Rate of opioid prescribing in adolescents largely unchanged

1. Between 2005 and 2015, there was a small decrease in the rate of opioid prescriptions in emergency department (ED) visits to adolescents and...

Novel coronavirus identified from patients with pneumonia in Wuhan, China

1. According to an investigation by a rapid response team, the Wuhan outbreak was most likely caused by a novel betacoronavirus. 2. This study reinforces...

Delaying antibiotic treatment for UTI not associated with increased risk of bloodstream infection

1. Delaying antibiotic treatment for UTI in older adults did not increase risk of bloodstream infection compared to immediate antibiotic treatment. 2. Delayed treatment may...

Targeted intervention improved infant bronchiolitis treatment by deimplementing ineffective management practices

1. Targeting specific ineffective bronchiolitis treatment practices and further educating hospital staff on appropriate treatment was more effective at deimplementing inappropriate treatment, compared to...

Canakinumab not associated with increased survival without invasive mechanical ventilation among patients hospitalized with...

1. Among patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 and hyperinflammation, treatment using the anti-interleukin-1β antibody canakinumab, compared with placebo, did not significantly increase the likelihood...

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  Effect of Clopidogrel and Aspirin vs. Aspirin Alone on Migraine Headaches After Transcatheter Atrial Septal Defect Closure: The CANOA Randomized Clinical Trial New-onset migraines affect...

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