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Patients who presented to the emergency departments and were flagged by an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for possibly having sepsis received antibiotics sooner and had better outcomes, according to a study published in Critical Care Medicine. “We showed that when providers had access to...
Treating multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) initially with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) and glucocorticoids reduced the risk of serious short-term adverse outcomes, including cardiovascular dysfunction, than those who receive an initial treatment of IVIG alone, according to...
By Denise Baez Myocarditis occurred in previously healthy military patients with similar clinical presentations following receipt of an mRNA coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology. “In this case series, we describe 23 patients with clinical...
Some consumer electronic devices with high field strength magnets, such as cell phones and smart watches, may cause certain implanted medical devices to switch to “magnet mode” and suspend normal operations until the magnet is moved away from the medical device. Many implanted medical devices are...
By Denise Baez The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published new guidelines recommending point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS), in addition to the standard diagnostic pathway, when there is diagnostic uncertainty in patients with acute dyspnoea in emergency department or inpatient...

Conference Reports

By Nancy Melville

BRUSSELS -- September 7, 2021 -- Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who have high scores indicating clinical frailty show significantly higher rates of in-hospital and 30-day mortality, according to a study presented at the 40th International Symposium on...

By Nancy Melville

BRUSSELS -- September 7, 2021 -- The addition of intravenous (IV) immunoglobulin therapy to antibiotics significantly prevented secondary infections and mortality among patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who required mechanical ventilation,...

By Nancy Melville

BRUSSELS -- September 7, 2021 -- The sampling of peritoneal fluid during emergency laparotomy influences subsequent antimicrobial prescriptions in the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study presented at the 40th International Symposium on Intensive Care and...

By Nancy Melville

BRUSSELS -- September 3, 2021 -- Patients with septic shock who have dynamic measurement of stroke volume following a fluid challenge in the first two days show significantly greater improvements in outcomes and a lower risk of death compared with those receiving...

By Nancy Melville

BRUSSELS -- September 3, 2021 -- Critically-ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and/or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who are over-sedated are at an increased risk of delirium, regardless of their age, according to a study presented at the...

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