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Comparative Effectiveness of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccines in Preventing COVID-19 Hospitalizations Among Adults Without Immunocompromising Conditions — United S...
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7038e1.htm?s_cid=mm7038e1_w

Jan 1st, 2021 - This report describes COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against hospitalizations for all three vaccines, with Moderna as the most effective against hospitalization.

New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Among Adults, by Vaccination Status — New York, May 3–July 25, 2021
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7037a7.htm?s_cid=mm7037a7_w

Jan 1st, 2021 - COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against hospitalizations was stable, but it declined against new infections among adults in New York during May–July 2021.

Correction and Republication: New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Among Adults, by Vaccination Status — New York, May 3–July 25, 2021
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7037a6.htm?s_cid=mm7037a6_w

Jan 1st, 2021 - This report describes a correction to a previously published report in MMWR.

Comparative Effectiveness of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccines in Preventing COVID-19 Hospitalizations Among Adults Without Immunocompromising Conditions — United S...
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7038e1.htm?s_cid=mm7038e1_x

Jan 1st, 2021 - This report describes COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against hospitalizations for all three vaccines, with Moderna as the most effective against hospitalization.

New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Among Adults, by Vaccination Status — New York, May 3–July 25, 2021
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7037a7.htm?s_cid=mm7037a7_x

Jan 1st, 2021 - COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness against hospitalizations was stable, but it declined against new infections among adults in New York during May–July 2021.

Correction and Republication: New COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Among Adults, by Vaccination Status — New York, May 3–July 25, 2021
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7037a6.htm?s_cid=mm7037a6_x

Jan 1st, 2021 - This report describes a correction to a previously published report in MMWR.

Characteristics Associated with Hospitalization Among Patients with COVID-19 — Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, March–April 2020
https://WWW.CDC.GOV/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6925e1.htm?s_cid=mm6925e1_w

Jan 1st, 2020 - This report describes data findings for hospitalized and nonhospitalized COVID-19 patients from six metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, hospitals and associated outpatient clinics.

Notes from the Field: Candida auris and Carbapenemase-Producing Organism Prevalence in a Pediatric Hospital Providing Long-Term Transitional Care — Chicago, Illinois, 2019
https://WWW.CDC.GOV/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6934a5.htm?s_cid=mm6934a5_w

Jan 1st, 2020 - This report describes the prevalence of the emerging fungal pathogen Candida auris in a Chicago pediatric hospital that provides long-term care.

QuickStats: Percentage of Deaths, by Place of Death — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2018
https://WWW.CDC.GOV/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6919a4.htm?s_cid=mm6919a4_w

Jan 1st, 2020 - The percentage of deaths from all causes that occurred in a hospital decreased from 48.0% in 2000 to 35.1% in 2018.

Characteristics Associated with Hospitalization Among Patients with COVID-19 — Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, March–April 2020
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6925e1.htm?s_cid=mm6925e1_x

Jan 1st, 2020 - This report describes data findings for hospitalized and nonhospitalized COVID-19 patients from six metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, hospitals and associated outpatient clinics.

Notes from the Field: Candida auris and Carbapenemase-Producing Organism Prevalence in a Pediatric Hospital Providing Long-Term Transitional Care — Chicago, Illinois, 2019
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6934a5.htm?s_cid=mm6934a5_w

Jan 1st, 2020 - This report describes the prevalence of the emerging fungal pathogen Candida auris in a Chicago pediatric hospital that provides long-term care.

Characteristics Associated with Hospitalization Among Patients with COVID-19 — Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, March–April 2020
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6925e1.htm?s_cid=mm6925e1_w

Jan 1st, 2020 - This report describes data findings for hospitalized and nonhospitalized COVID-19 patients from six metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, hospitals and associated outpatient clinics.

QuickStats: Percentage of Deaths, by Place of Death — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2018
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6919a4.htm?s_cid=mm6919a4_w

Jan 1st, 2020 - The percentage of deaths from all causes that occurred in a hospital decreased from 48.0% in 2000 to 35.1% in 2018.

Readmissions after hospital care for meningitis in the United States.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.10.025
American Journal of Infection Control; Ellis DE, Zaoutis T et. al.

Dec 22nd, 2019 - Our objectives were to (1) characterize patient and clinical characteristics of adults hospitalized with meningitis; (2) describe meningitis hospitalization outcomes, including 30- and 90-day readmissions; and (3) determine whether clinical, patient, or index hospitalization characteristics are associated with readmission and readmission outcomes. This retrospective study of the 2014 National R...

BP Control More Important in ICH Patients on Antithrombotics
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/825206

NICE, France — Latest results from a combined analysis of the INTERACT (Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage Trial) 1 and 2 studies in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) show that early intensive blood pressure lowering results in a reduced absolute growth of hematoma, and this effect was greater in patients who had previously received antithrombotics. "Earl...

Too Much Exercise: Studies Report J-Shaped Link Between Exercise and CVD Risks
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/825266

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN — Two new studies published this week lend credence to the idea that when it comes to exercise, there apparently can be too much of a good thing. In the first study, led by Dr Nikola Drca (Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden) and published online May 14, 2014 in Heart, investigators report that men who exercised for more than five hours pe...

Tissue More Important Than Time for tPA Treatment in Stroke?
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/825271

NICE, France — Treating patients with thrombolysis should not be based purely on time, and a stronger predictor of who will benefit most is the amount of dead tissue in the brain as visible on contrast computed tomography (CT), a new registry study suggests. The study was presented at the XXIII European Stroke Conference (ESC) by Andrew Bivard, PhD, imaging scientist at Newcastle University, Jo...

'Worsening HF' Poorly Understood, Predicts Death in Acute HF
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/825329

ATHENS, GREECE — Although avoiding "worsening heart failure" (WHF) is fundamental to treating patients hospitalized with acute heart failure, and clinicians may feel confident they will recognize it, it isn't always defined the same way and remains poorly understood. A pooled analysis of some recent trials of novel drug therapies for acute HF that defined the end point in much the same way, wit...

Third US MERS Case Started With Business Meeting
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/825371

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on May 17, announced the first instance of apparent human-to-human transmission of the dangerous Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) on US soil. An Illinois man recently tested positive for antibodies against the virus after 2 business meetings in late April with a man who was later hospitalized for MERS in Indiana. The I...

Don't Sue Me! Avoiding Malpractice Pitfalls in Hospital Medicine
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/825372

Editor's Note: Franklin Michota, Jr., MD, a hospital medicine physician at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, recently spoke about malpractice at Hospital Medicine 2014 in Las Vegas. In his opening remarks, Dr. Michota, who serves as an expert witness in medical liability cases, said that the goal of his discussion was to describe the litigation process, define the standard of care, review ...