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30-Day Mortality Down During Joint Commission Survey Weeks

March 23, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Patients admitted during survey weeks (versus non-survey weeks) have significantly lower mortality Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Los Angeles eConsult Program Can Reduce Wait Times

March 17, 2017 eConsult program rapidly adopted; used by more than 3,000 primary care providers by 2015

Women Underrepresented Among Grand Rounds Speakers

March 15, 2017 Women presented a median of 28.3 percent of the total sessions

Immune Responses to Ebola Vaccines Persist at One Year

March 15, 2017 All active vaccine recipients maintained Ebola virus-specific immunoglobulin responses at day 360

Visceral Fat Differentiates Crohn’s From Intestinal Tuberculosis

March 14, 2017 High sensitivity, specificity for differentiation with cut-off of 0.63 for visceral fat/subcutaneous fat ratio

Higher Spending by Physicians Not Tied to Better Outcomes

March 13, 2017 No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments

Post-PCV13 Drop in Streptococcus pneumoniae Bacteremia

March 13, 2017 As pneumococcal rates dropped, rates of E. coli, Salmonella spp, Staphylococcus aureus increased

Chorioretinal Lesions Secondary to Zika Virus Observed

March 13, 2017 Acute-onset, self-resolving, placoid, or multifocal non-necrotizing chorioretinal lesions reported

Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Low, but More Progress Possible

March 13, 2017 ID of missed opportunities can provide insight to improve existing strategies, researchers say

HBV Reactivation Seen With DAA Treatment of Chronic Hep C

March 13, 2017 HBV virological reactivation in four of seven patients with current HBV infection; none with past infection

Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia ID’d After Babesiosis

March 10, 2017 WAHA developed in six patients at two to four weeks after babesiosis diagnosis; all six patients asplenic

Recent Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil

March 09, 2017 Yellow fever has potential to be fifth mosquito-borne infection to appear in U.S. since 1990s

ACA’s Medicaid Expansion May Pose Challenges to Timely Care

March 09, 2017 Research shows benefit, but also more problems with patients getting appointments

Nonclinical Factors Drive Antibiotic Choice in Pediatric CAP

March 09, 2017 Age, previous antibiotic receipt, private insurance up odds of macrolide versus amoxicillin receipt

Rates of Hepatitis C Testing Too Low in Baby Boomers

March 08, 2017 Screening rates remain low despite recommendations, researchers say

Study Finds No Link Between Cytomegalovirus, Glioblastoma

March 08, 2017 Researchers find no evidence of cytomegalovirus in tumor tissue