Both ACP and The BMJ completed evidence reviews and issued recommendations on use of certain drugs for COVID-19. Another article warned about Strongyloides hyperinfection, a potentially dangerous side effect of dexamethasone for some patients.
Submit your short article about a strategy, patient or colleague interaction, or other aspect of hospital practice during the pandemic by Aug. 31, and it may be published in the November ACP Hospitalist.
A recent study found that ICU mortality rates from COVID-19 ranged widely across the U.S. The lead author discussed the findings with ACP Hospitalist.
A cross-sectional study of rural Medicare patients assessed differences in risk-adjusted mortality rates between critical access and non-critical access hospitals and found that fewer discharge diagnoses were coded at the former.
Researchers used the OPTIMIZE-HF registry to examine mortality and readmission rates in heart failure patients being discharged with a new prescription for loop diuretics.