Black patients have higher frequency of occult hypoxemia that is not detected by pulse oximetry compared with White patients.
Frequent nightmares can occur in some patients hospitalized with cardiovascular diseases and are associated with depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
This detailed description of an institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic in NYC highlights approaches that can be applied to help other hospitals plan for surges.
Severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with immunothrombotic, neutrophil-containing vessel occlusions in the lung.
Among 10 infants hospitalized with COVID-19, most had mild disease and most commonly presented with gastrointestinal symptoms.
When the pandemic first reached Boston in March 2020, Massachusetts General Hospital responded by redeploying advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Baricitinib plus remdesivir is better for reducing recovery time and improving clinical status than remdesivir alone.
Among noncritical hospitalized COVID-19 patients, admission hyperglycemia is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality.
Study authors evaluated whether use of aspirin in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 was associated with reduced risk of mechanical ventilation, reduced risk for intensive care unit admission, and in-hospital mortality.
Higher doses of blood thinners are potentially harmful and have no clear benefits for hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
Emergency department physicians have high need-for-recovery scores, with increased scores for those with difficulty accessing annual and study leave.
With the use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) increasing, this study looked at ATS overdose-involved emergency department visit trends and visit characteristics associated with ATS overdose.
Among patients surviving an index COVID-19 hospitalization, 9% are readmitted within 2 months of discharge.
Researchers indicate that fears of visiting an emergency department because of the pandemic may be unfounded after concluding that SARS-CoV-2 transmission inside an ED is unlikely.
Nurses are experiencing depressive symptoms and sleep difficulties because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey of nearly 10,000 nurses.
Study authors conducted a multinational meta-analysis in SARS-CoV-2 patients to assess the risk of stroke relative to the general population and to identify risk factors of stroke.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be associated with higher rates of mortality in patients with coronavirus disease 2019.
The outbreak prompted the hospital’s infection control team to increase testing capacity, modify policies about social distancing and PPE, and review contact tracing protocol to keep patients and providers safe.
The ACTT-2 study began on May 8 and included more than 1000 patients.
Investigators sought to identify characteristics associated with length of hospital stay in individuals undergoing electroconvulsive therapy for bipolar disorder.