BACKGROUND: At a medium-sized district general hospital in the heart of England, it was identified that compliance to the administration of topical prophylaxis on three general surgery wards had reduced to 23%, following implementation of an electronic medication prescription record. Therefore, a quality improvement project was commenced to improve this compliance to protect patients from meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonisation and associated bacteraemia.
Pott’s puffy tumor in a 23-month-old: Youngest known case of a rare disease.
Auris Nasus Larynx. 2021 Jan 06;:
Authors: Karadaghy OA, Lucas JC, Paroya S, Jensen D
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CONCLUSIONS: Increased monitoring of trough concentrations may be warranted to prevent death or breakthrough invasive fungal infections. Further studies are warranted for assessing the relationship between trough concentrations and treatment outcomes as well as relationship between dosing and achieving goal trough concentrations.
CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: Among adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, treatment with 7 days of oral moxifloxacin compared with 2 days of intravenous ertapenem followed by 5 days of levofloxacin and metronidazole resulted in treatment success rates greater than 65% in both groups, but failed to demonstrate noninferiority for treatment success of oral antibiotics compared with intravenous followed by oral antibiotics.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that COPD is not associated with increased risk for abundant microaspiration in intubated critically ill patients.
STAT 1 mutation associated with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis and pancytopenia.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2021 Jan 09;:
Authors: Dabas A, Arora P, Kumar S, Kapoor S, Yadav S