Outpatient physicians report more emotional exhaustion than inpatient physicians, according to a review published in the November issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Narrow-spectrum antibiotics, which are recommended as first-line therapy for children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), show similar outcomes compared with broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Researchers have already reported promising results using this technique to boost immune activity in mice, enabling them to block effects from toxin produced by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Baseline serum magnesium levels do not independently predict post-discharge outcomes in patients hospitalized for heart failure, according to research published in the Dec. 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
By Jackie Syrop
A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for a national surveillance program that will help create enough data on concussions in young athletes to counter the lack of information on the phenomenon, as well as resist what the agency calls “a culture of resistance” pervading youth sports.
By Jeannette Wick
Smoking cessation before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was found to reduce the risk of serious pulmonary complications.
Substance use disorder is seen among a proportion of anesthesiology residents during training and is associated with a high rate of relapse, according to a study published in the Dec. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on medical education.
Premature atrial contraction count improves atrial fibrillation risk model performance, according to a study published in the Dec. 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Initiation of health care reform in Massachusetts correlated with a reduction in intensive care unit (ICU) patients without insurance but did not significantly change ICU use or mortality among ICU patients.
By Jeannette Wick
Study concludes that patients refusing blood products should not be denied non-cardiac surgical treatment.