In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week.
Single-Dose Oritavancin in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin Infections
Currently, severe soft tissue and skin infections are treated with many days of intravenous antibiotics, requiring prolonged hospitalization or discharge to skilled...
1. Survival at 3 years was significantly better in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) between 30% and 35% and an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) compared to matched patients without an ICD.
2. Survival at 3 years was also significantly better in patients with LVEF < 30% and an...
1. Dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) do not offer better outcomes with regard to mortality or readmission in the year following transplant.
2. Dual-chamber ICDs are associated with higher complication rates relative to single-chamber ICDs including increasing risk of complications requiring surgical revision.
Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)
Study Rundown: More complex...