US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports 12 confirmed deaths in 10 states.
The researchers found that 12% of infants in the high-flow group received escalation of care due to treatment failure versus 23% in the standard-therapy group.
Routine use of supplemental oxygen does not reduce one-year all-cause mortality versus ambient air
Researchers find oxygen therapy does not improve quality of life, forestall hospitalization, lengthen lives
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.
The top five pulmonology-related issues that physicians and patients should question have been released by the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society (ATS) as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign.
For patients with severe influenza, double-dose oseltamivir has no benefit over standard-dose treatment.
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hospitalized for a respiratory-related event, administration of azithromycin is associated with a prolonged time to next respiratory hospitalization.
APS 2012: Chronic Pain
Patients with chronic, noncancer-related pain who received fentanyl buccal tablet had consistent short-term efficacy across clinically meaningful analgesia measures, according to results of a study presented at the American Pain Society's 31st Annual Scientific Meeting.
APS 2011 Acute Pain
The MoxDuo combination of morphine and oxycodone may have a superior respiratory safety profile to that of equianalgesic morphine equivalent doses (MED) of either morphine or oxycodone alone, according to results presented at the American Pain Society's 30th Annual Scientific Meeting.