Routine use of supplemental oxygen does not reduce one-year all-cause mortality versus ambient air
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports 12 confirmed deaths in 10 states.
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.
Researchers find oxygen therapy does not improve quality of life, forestall hospitalization, lengthen lives
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.
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.
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.
Physicians are frequently called upon to assist fellow passengers who are ill during flight. A recent article addresses the ethical and legal considerations for physicians who provide medical services to patients during commercial flights.
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.