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New tetracycline noninferior to standard-of-care antibiotics for two common infections

Omadacycline, a new-generation tetracycline, was approved in 2018 by the FDA to treat adults with acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.

Oseltamivir effectiveness may vary by flu strain in severely ill patients, study finds

Early treatment with oseltamivir in the ICU was associated with significantly lower mortality rates in patients with influenza A/H3N2 but appeared to have no effect in patients with influenza A/H1N1 or B.

Intervention reduced routine chest X-rays in cardiovascular ICU, but not in medical ICU

Barriers in the medical ICU included insufficient visibility of the intervention and low investment among medical residents due to frequent rotation and competing priorities, researchers found.

More medications in advanced life-limiting illness can lower quality of life, increase symptom burden

Polypharmacy may be particularly burdensome near the end of life as patients accumulate medications to treat and prevent multiple diseases.

February issue is online and in the mail

This issue highlights discussions around feeding tubes in advanced dementia and decision making about ICU admission.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Hospitalist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.