Tool may help accurately predict 30-day mortality for emergency department patients with acute heart...

1. Based on 13 independent risk factors that are available at most emergency department (ED) admissions, the MEESSI-AHF (Multiple Estimation of risk based on...

Herpes simplex virus infection uncommon in infants undergoing meningitis evaluation

1. Through this retrospective study, researchers found that 0.42% of study infants undergoing CSF culture for suspected meningitis tested positive for herpes simplex virus...

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...

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