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Daily Archives: April 30, 2018

Mon, April 30 – 10 Stories of The Day!

30 Apr, 2018 | 00:18h | UTC


1 – Mortality and morbidity in acutely ill adults treated with liberal versus conservative oxygen therapy (IOTA): a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Too liberal use of oxygen increases risk of death in acutely ill adult patients – McMaster University, via EurekAlert (free)


2 – Development and validation of a Hospital Frailty Risk Score focusing on older people in acute care settings using electronic hospital records: an observational study – The Lancet (free)

Commentaries: What proportion of older adults in hospital are frail? – The Lancet (free) AND Research helps frail older people in hospitals – University of Leicester, via EurekAlert (free)


3 – Universal health care, worldwide, is within reach – The Economist (a few articles per month are free)

Source: International Health Policies Newsletter


4 – Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (free PDF)

See also: About the Guide (free) AND Infographic (free PDF) AND Quick Start Guide (free)


5 – Expert statement for the management of hypovolemia in sepsis – Intensive Care Medicine (free for a limited period)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter


6 – Asia-Pacific working group consensus on non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding: an update 2018 – Gut (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter


7 – Improving Emergency Department Care for Low-Risk Chest Pain – NEJM Catalyst (free)


8 – Debate: Should we recommend e-cigarettes to help smokers quit? – The BMJ (free)

See also: related guidelines, reports and commentaries on e-cigarettes

“Experts debate: Should doctors recommend e-cigarettes to help smokers quit? Revelation in harm reduction or a way to keep people addicted and gateway to youth smoking?” (via @rich_hurley see Tweet)


9 – 28th ECCMID: The MERINO Trial: piperacillin-tazobactam versus meropenem for the definitive treatment of bloodstream infections caused by third-generation cephalosporin nonsusceptible Escherichia coli or Klebsiella spp.: an international multi-centre openlabel non-inferiority randomised controlled trial (free abstract)

Commentaries: Avoid piperacillin-tazobactam when treating BSI cause by ceftriaxone-resistant pathogens – European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, via EurekAlert (free) AND Combo antibiotic found inferior for MDR bloodstream infections – CIDRAP (free)


10 – Predictors of post-stroke fever and infections: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMC Neurology (free)

Commentary: Predictors of poststroke pneumonia clarified – Univadis (free)


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