Use of home oxygen is associated with reduced physical function in patients with either COPD or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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
The related death toll has also risen by three during the past week, to 37 fatalities.
Related death toll has also risen to 34 fatalities, spread across 24 states
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.
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.
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.