Internal Medicine Alert – October 30, 2022
October 30, 2022
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Some highlights from two key studies presented in Barcelona, Spain, between Aug. 26 and Aug. 29, 2022, along with Dr. Crawford’s personal commentary on both.
Family Members of Critically Ill Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Pneumonia Have a High Burden of Symptoms of PTSD
This multicenter cohort study found a high incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms among family members of COVID-19 patients at three months after the index intensive care unit admission.
Researchers found mitral annular calcification to be uncommon, and few experienced associated moderate to severe mitral stenosis or regurgitation. However, the latter group recorded a high mortality rate over three years follow-up, which was significantly lower in those who underwent valve interventions, even when corrected for younger age, fewer comorbidities.
After improvement, antimicrobial resistance in the United States significantly increased.
Auvelity can be prescribed to treat major depressive disorder in adults.