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Omicron Linked to Increase in COVID-19 Cases, Lower Disease Severity

January 27, 2022. 5:05 PM CST.

Mean length of stay and percentages admitted to ICU, receiving invasive mechanical ventilation, dying lower during omicron

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Children’s Hospital Admissions Reduced After March 2020

January 26, 2022

Fewer hospital admissions reported for respiratory, severe invasive, and vaccine-preventable infections

Managing Pulmonary Embolism in Primary Care Feasible for Some Patients

January 25, 2022

About 21 percent of adults diagnosed with acute PE in primary care sent home; few experienced adverse events within 30 days

Black Patients More Likely to Have Negative Descriptors in Notes

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Compared with White patients, Black patients have 2.54 times the odds of having at least one negative descriptor in EHR

Delay to Admission From ED Tied to Increase in 30-Day Mortality

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Statistically significant linear increase observed in mortality from five hours after time of arrival at emergency department up to 12 hours

Brain Imaging May ID THC-Linked Impairment in Cannabis Users

January 21, 2022

Measurement of prefrontal cortex oxygenated hemoglobin concentration with functional near-infrared spectroscopy may detect THC impairment

Emergency Department Interventions Cut Opioid Rx Rates

January 20, 2022

However, no reduction observed in prescribed opioid quantity

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in mAb Treatment for COVID-19

January 19, 2022

Monoclonal antibody treatment used infrequently among all racial, ethnic groups; Hispanics received mAbs less often than non-Hispanics

Cardiac Outcomes Good for Children With COVID-19-Related MIS-C

January 19, 2022

All deformation parameters on echocardiogram recovered within first week, including LV global longitudinal strain, peak left atrial strain

AI Model May Predict COVID-19 Outcomes for Critically Ill

January 19, 2022

Machine learning model incorporates data from 14 proteins derived from a single blood sample to predict survival in patients with COVID-19

BNT162b2 Vaccine Effective Against Severe COVID-19 in Adolescents

January 19, 2022

Two doses highly effective against COVID-19-related hospitalization and critical illness for those aged 12 to 18 years

AAN Position Statement Addresses Consent Issues in Acute Stroke

January 19, 2022

Inability to fulfill elements of decisional capacity coupled with need for rapid treatment decisions complicates consent

Adding a P2Y12 Inhibitor Does Not Improve Outcomes in COVID-19

January 18, 2022

Adding a P2Y12 inhibitor to a therapeutic dose of heparin does not improve outcomes among non-critically ill patients hospitalized for COVID-19

ACP Issues Two Guidelines for Acute Left-Sided Colonic Diverticulitis

January 18, 2022

Guidelines address diagnosis and management, use of diagnostic colonoscopy in complicated disease, and interventions to prevent recurrence

WHO Living Guideline Updated for Drug Treatment of COVID-19

January 14, 2022

JAK inhibitor baricitinib strongly recommended for the treatment of severe or critical COVID-19

3 Percent of Youth Testing Positive for COVID-19 in ED Have Severe Outcomes

January 14, 2022

Age, underlying chronic illness, and symptom duration tied to severe outcomes