The meta-analysis was mostly based on trials in the ICU, and the results suggest that prolonged dosing should become standard practice in ICUs, according to an editorial.
Less than 20% of patients who met the criteria for health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) between 2007 and 2011 received the three classes of drugs recommended by guidelines at the time.
The factors in the new score are pre-existing coronary artery disease, nonshockable rhythm, initial ejection fraction below 30%, shock at presentation, and ischemic time above 25 minutes.
The model has potential application in rehabilitation research and stroke management, according to the study authors, and a calculator for it is available free of charge online.
The grants are open to all domestic early-career ACP Members, with special consideration given to first-time meeting attendees, physicians who serve rural or underserved populations, physicians of diverse backgrounds, and those without a significant source of CME funding.