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Nationwide Outbreak of Extensively Drug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections from Contaminated Eye Drops
An outbreak of extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection has been traced to use of contaminated artificial tears.
Mediterranean Diet Pairs Well with Immune Checkpoint Blockade
The popular healthy diet boosted response to unique cancer therapy among patients with advanced melanoma.
Vitamin D3, Omega-3, and Their Effects on Frailty in Older Patients
Data from a large, randomized trial that included 25,871 adults age 50 years or older indicated 2,000 daily units of vitamin D3 and 1 g daily of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation did not affect frailty.
Fungal Meningitis After Epidural Injections — Again
An outbreak in Mexico of meningitis due to Fusarium solani has affected at least 79 patients who had received epidural injections; at least 35 have died.
How Vitamin Intake Affects Migraine Prevalence
In a large population-based survey, 21.6% of participants reported having severe headaches or migraine. Those reporting severe headaches also reported a lower intake of thiamine and riboflavin, based on 24-hour recall of food intake. There also was an inverse relationship between thiamine intake and reports of severe headaches.
Does COVID Vaccination Prevent Car Crashes?
In a large Canadian study, lack of COVID vaccination was associated with an increased incidence of being injured in a car crash.
Complications of Permanent Pacemakers in the Emergency Department Setting
Given the prevalence of cardiac implantable electronic devices in emergency department populations, it is critical to be aware of the relative risk and variety of complications related to these devices so that proper workup and treatment can be initiated.
Financial Coaching Boosts Follow-Up Visit, Vaccination Rates for Babies
Assisting low-income new parents can lead to better outcomes.
American Academy of Pediatrics Offers Solutions to Ease ED Crowding
Group says “coordinated effort across the healthcare delivery system” needed to ensure continuity of care.
Legal Landmines for Patients Referred to ED for Psychiatric Evaluation
These risks relate to information-sharing for care coordination and continuity of care.