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Cluster Randomized Trial: A multifactorial falls prevention program in UK care homes reduced fall rates among older people and was cost effective.

21 Jan, 2022 | 09:21h | UTC

Multifactorial falls prevention programme compared with usual care in UK care homes for older people: multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation – The BMJ

News Release: Falls in care homes can be significantly reduced with intervention, says new study – University of Nottingham

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Lidocaine spray may reduce pain during radial arterial puncture.

21 Jan, 2022 | 09:19h | UTC

Effectiveness of lidocaine spray on radial arterial puncture pain: A randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial – The American Journal of Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


COVID-19 updated evidence: a Cochrane round-up.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:53h | UTC

COVID-19 evidence: a Cochrane round-up – Cochrane Library

 


Study raises doubts about rapid Covid tests’ reliability in early days after infection.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:51h | UTC

Study raises doubts about rapid Covid tests’ reliability in early days after infection – STAT

Original Article (preprint): Discordant SARS-CoV-2 PCR and Rapid Antigen Test Results When Infectious: A December 2021 Occupational Case Series – medRxiv

 


Time to upgrade from cloth and surgical masks to respirators? Your questions answered.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:48h | UTC

Time to upgrade from cloth and surgical masks to respirators? Your questions answered – The Conversation

See also: The CDC updated its mask guidelines. What to know about ‘the highest level of protection’ – CNN

Related: CDC urges Americans to wear most-protective mask or respirator that fits well and that they’ll wear consistently.

 


New UK Guidance: Self-isolation for those with COVID-19 can end after 5 full days following 2 negative rapid lateral flow tests – “The default self-isolation period continues to be 10 days, and you may only leave self-isolation early if you have taken 2 rapid lateral flow tests and do not have a temperature in line with guidance”.

14 Jan, 2022 | 08:48h | UTC

Self-isolation for those with COVID-19 can end after 5 full days following 2 negative LFD tests – Department of Health and Social Care

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


New CDC Guidance shortens isolation and quarantine period for Covid-19; patients that tested positive should isolate for 5 days and, if asymptomatic after this period, can leave isolation if they can continue to mask for 5 days to minimize the risk of infecting others.

9 Jan, 2022 | 01:13h | UTC

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

See also: Quarantine and Isolation – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentaries:

Facing criticism, CDC updates Covid-19 isolation recommendations with guidance on testing – CNN

CDC posts rationale for shorter isolation, quarantine – Associated Press

Covid-19: CDC shortens isolation period as US cases hit record high – The BMJ

Shortened CDC COVID isolation guide draws sharply mixed reviews – CIDRAP

New CDC isolation guidelines raise concerns among health experts – NPR

CDC Reduces Recommended Isolation Time for People With COVID-19 – HealthDay

COVID isolation and quarantine period for general population shortened by CDC – News Medical

CDC shortens recommended Covid-19 isolation and quarantine time – CNN

CDC cuts the recommended isolation and quarantine periods for coronavirus infections – NPR

US officials recommend shorter COVID isolation, quarantine – Associated Press

See new recommendations from other countries:

France cuts isolation times and plans crackdown on unvaccinated amid record surge in Covid cases – CNN

Covid: Self-isolation cut from 10 days to seven with negative tests – BBC

 


Review: Impact of obesity in critical illness.

16 Dec, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

Impact of Obesity in Critical Illness – CHEST

 


Care of older people and people requiring palliative care with COVID-19: guidance from the Australian National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce.

7 Dec, 2021 | 10:12h | UTC

Care of older people and people requiring palliative care with COVID-19: guidance from the Australian National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce – Medical Journal of Australia

 


Using wearable data, a real-time alerting system can be used for the early detection of Covid-19 and other stress events.

1 Dec, 2021 | 09:59h | UTC

Real-time alerting system for COVID-19 and other stress events using wearable data – Nature Medicine

Commentary: Scientists develop a smartwatch-based device for early detection of COVID-19 – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


NICE Guideline | Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting, and treating dependence.

1 Dec, 2021 | 08:50h | UTC

Tobacco: preventing uptake, promoting quitting and treating dependence – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


Systematic Review: Are there ways to improve stop-smoking treatment in primary care to help more people quit smoking?

30 Nov, 2021 | 10:03h | UTC

Summary: Are there ways to improve stop-smoking treatment in primary care to help more people to quit smoking? – Cochrane Library

Original Study: Strategies to improve smoking cessation rates in primary care – Cochrane Library

 


Extravasation injuries of the limbs in neonates and children: development of a treatment algorithm.

28 Nov, 2021 | 21:03h | UTC

Extravasation Injuries of the Limbs in Neonates and Children: Development of a Treatment Algorithm – Deutsches Ärzteblatt International

 


Systematic Review: Reducing medication errors for adults in hospital settings.

26 Nov, 2021 | 09:56h | UTC

Reducing medication errors for adults in hospital settings – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Viewpoint: The growing phenomenon of “virtual-first” primary care.

24 Nov, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

The Growing Phenomenon of “Virtual-First” Primary Care – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


M-A: Techniques and technologies to improve peripheral intravenous catheter outcomes in pediatric patients.

21 Nov, 2021 | 22:46h | UTC

Techniques and Technologies to Improve Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Outcomes in Pediatric Patients: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Journal of Hospital Medicine (free for a limited period)

 


AAP Clinical Report: Promoting Human Milk and Breastfeeding for the Very Low Birth Weight Infant.

19 Nov, 2021 | 10:35h | UTC

Promoting Human Milk and Breastfeeding for the Very Low Birth Weight Infant – Pediatrics

 


Observational study found monitoring outpatients with Covid-19 using text messages that allowed the report of worsening symptoms was associated with improved outcomes.

17 Nov, 2021 | 08:53h | UTC

Comparative Effectiveness of an Automated Text Messaging Service for Monitoring COVID-19 at Home – Annals of Internal Medicine

News Release: Automated Texting System Saved Lives Weekly During First COVID Surge – Penn Medicine

Commentaries:

Monitoring outpatients by text appeared to reduce mortality from COVID-19 – ACP Internist

Texting saved lives during Covid. What does that mean for health care’s future? – STAT

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Nursing care for oncologic patients undergoing surgery using an enhanced recovery approach.

17 Nov, 2021 | 08:22h | UTC

Oncologic Surgical Care Using an Enhanced Recovery Approach – AACN Advanced Critical Care

News release: Enhanced Recovery Approach Changes Care for Surgical Oncology Patients – American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Related: Complete List of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


2021 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations.

16 Nov, 2021 | 08:37h | UTC

2021 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations: Summary From the Basic Life Support; Advanced Life Support; Neonatal Life Support; Education, Implementation, and Teams; First Aid Task Forces; and the COVID-19 Working Group – Circulation (for an HTML version click here)

Top Things to Know: International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) – American Heart Association

 


Observational Study: In patients with shockable in-hospital cardiac arrest, epinephrine before defibrillation was associated with worse survival.

14 Nov, 2021 | 19:33h | UTC

Epinephrine before defibrillation in patients with shockable in-hospital cardiac arrest: propensity matched analysis – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


IDSA Guidelines on Infection Prevention for Healthcare Personnel Caring for Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19.

11 Nov, 2021 | 09:01h | UTC

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on Infection Prevention for Healthcare Personnel Caring for Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic Review | Management of High-Need, High-Cost Patients.

9 Nov, 2021 | 01:20h | UTC

Management of High-Need, High-Cost Patients: A “Best Fit” Framework Synthesis, Realist Review, and Systematic Review – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

See also:

Evidence Summary

Final Report

Related:

Designing a High-Performing Health Care System for Patients with Complex Needs: Ten Recommendations for Policymakers – The Commonwealth fund

Effective Care for High-Need Patients: Opportunities for Improving Outcomes, Value, and Health – National Academy of Medicine

Systematic review of high-cost patients’ characteristics and healthcare utilization – BMJ Open

Effectiveness of interventions for managing multiple high-burden chronic diseases in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Multimorbidity: a priority for global health research – The Academy of Medical Sciences

The global burden of multiple chronic conditions: A narrative review – Preventive Medicine Reports

Redesigning Care for High-Cost, High-Risk Patients – Harvard Business Review

Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management – NICE Guideline

Multimorbidity in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology

Richard Smith: The challenge of high need, high cost patients – The BMJ Blogs

Better Care for People with Complex Needs – Institute for Healthcare Improvement

 


AAP Policy Statement: Preventing Home Medication Administration Errors.

3 Nov, 2021 | 09:58h | UTC

Preventing Home Medication Administration Errors – Pediatrics

Commentary: Ways to Prevent Children’s Medication Errors at Home – American Academy of Pediatrics

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AHA Scientific Statement: 2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health.

3 Nov, 2021 | 10:00h | UTC

2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation

News release: New look at nutrition research identifies 10 features of a heart-healthy eating pattern – American Heart Association

Top Things to Know: 2021 Dietary Guidance to Improve Cardiovascular Health – American Heart Association

Commentaries:

‘Balance’ is the key word in new dietary guidance for heart health – American Heart Association

The new American Heart Association dietary guidance to improve population-level cardiometabolic health: moving toward a heart-healthy food environment – American Heart Association

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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