Safety Alerts and Recalls
The use of e-cigarette products has been associated with several cases of severe pulmonary disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In an official health advisory, the CDC stated that 215 possible cases have been reported across 25 states, with additional suspected cases still under investigation. One death has also been…
The patient, who had a history significant for cerebral palsy, seizures, and chronic constipation, had presented complaining of 3 days of fever, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia.
A recently published case report describes the case of a 36-year-old male chronic heart failure patient who, "spontaneously expectorated an intact cast of the right bronchial tree," following an extreme bout of coughing.
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.
The researchers found that no subgroup benefited from oxygen.
Routine use of supplemental oxygen does not reduce one-year all-cause mortality versus ambient air
The investigators found that after 4 months, patients who received iron supplementation did not have higher peak oxygen uptake than those receiving placebo.
Researchers find oxygen therapy does not improve quality of life, forestall hospitalization, lengthen lives
New investigational therapeutics are undergoing clinical development.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on a case where two patients presented to the emergency department in Contra Costa County, CA, suffering from a counterfeit Norco (hydrocodone, acetaminophen) intoxication.