Tag: respiratory illness

1. When treating children with an acute respiratory illness in the emergency department, no significant difference in antibiotic prescription rates was observed when clinicians knew rapid respiratory pathogen test results, compared to when clinicians did not. 2. Children with an acute respiratory illness whose clinician knew rapid respiratory pathogen test...
1. Hospital readmission and mortality rates were higher in post-COVID patients as compared to matched control groups. 2. More diagnoses of respiratory disease, diabetes, and cardiovascular events were observed in post COVID patients. 3. Older and non-white individuals were at the highest risk for post-COVID complications. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. In this study of children admitted with acute respiratory illness, about one-third were respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-positive and higher rates of hospitalization were noted among younger children. 2. Among hospitalized, RSV-positive patients, age outside of 12 – 23 months, comorbid conditions, and premature birth was associated with higher likelihood...
1. Analysis of the initial transmission dynamics of the novel corononvirus revealed the epidemic to be doubling in size approximately every week with each infected individual having transmitted the disease to 2.2 other persons on average. 2. Mean incubation period was estimated to be 5.2 days, with the 95th percentile of...
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 the utility of next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics, especially in the identification of poorly-characterized pathogens. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Coronaviruses, RNA-containing particles enveloped with protruding...