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Infectious Diseases Consultation Effectively Reduces Antibiotic Use in Hospitals

Infectious Diseases Consultation Effectively Reduces Antibiotic Use in Hospitals

Daily infectious diseases consultation was effective in reducing antibiotic use without affecting in-hospital mortality rates, according to study results published in BMC Infectious Diseases. This 2-year retrospective study analyzed data from 1111 patients from a tertiary hospital in Milan, Italy to determine whether daily infectious diseases consultation was more effective …

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Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge

Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge Children scramble for candy during a homecoming parade on Friday Oct. 16, 2020, in Wessington Springs, S.D. The parade had to be postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak that killed five residents of the …

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Women want more info on reproductive care restrictions from religious hospitals

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Women want more info on reproductive care restrictions from religious hospitals Women want more info on reproductive care restrictions from religious hospitals Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Religious hospital policies that restrict reproductive health care are poorly understood by patients, according to a new study published Sept. 17 in AJOB Empirical …

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Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest

Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest Hospitals feel squeeze as coronavirus spikes in Midwest In this Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health nurses Crys Kuntz, left, and Sara Nelson confer inside the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, N.D., where vehicles were lined up for the weekly …

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Hospitals full, doctors treated her severe COVID-19 at home

Hospitals full, doctors treated her severe COVID-19 at home

Hospitals full, doctors treated her severe COVID-19 at home Hospitals full, doctors treated her severe COVID-19 at home Jeanne Jennings (HealthDay)—New York City resident Jeanne Jennings was so sick with COVID-19 she couldn’t draw a decent breath. “Even going from my bed to the bathroom was such a difficult task, …

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New tool compares rates of severe pregnancy complications across US hospitals

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New tool compares rates of severe pregnancy complications across US hospitals New tool compares rates of severe pregnancy complications across US hospitals Credit: CC0 Public Domain NIH-funded researchers have developed a new system for classifying severe maternal morbidity—life-threatening complications associated with childbirth—across U.S. hospitals. The system relies on patient discharge …

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Remdesivir shortages plague some hospitals, pharmacists say

Remdesivir shortages plague some hospitals, pharmacists say

Remdesivir shortages plague some hospitals, pharmacists say Remdesivir shortages plague some hospitals, pharmacists say (HealthDay)—One-third of pharmacists say they do not have enough remdesivir to treat all COVID-19 patients who are eligible for it, according to the results of a survey released by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). …

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Genetically similar fungi cause severe infections in different hospitals

Genetically similar fungi cause severe infections in different hospitals

Genetically similar fungi cause severe infections in different hospitals Genetically similar fungi cause severe infections in different hospitals An international study involving 16 hospitals found isolates with high levels of virulence. Species of Candida can cause bloodstream infections in patients treated in hospital intensive care units. Credit: EPM-UNIFESP A group …

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