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Latest Critical Care News

Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up

For patients with an admitting diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and/or acute decompensated heart failure, opioid prescription at discharge is not significantly associated with unplanned health care utilization or mortality but is associated with reduced odds of completed planned health care utilization, according to a study published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Risk for MRSA Reduced With Postdischarge Decolonization

For patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), postdischarge MRSA decolonization is associated with a reduced risk for infection, according to a study published in the Feb. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Sinks by Toilets in ICU Patient Rooms Harbor Harmful Bacteria

Sinks next to toilets in hospital patient rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase, according to a brief report published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events

Many systematic review protocols in the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews do not include adverse event reporting, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.