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Risk for Early-Onset Sepsis Low for Infants With Low-Risk Delivery

Risk for early-onset sepsis low among infants of all gestational ages born with low-risk delivery characteristics

Septic Shock Linked to Mortality in Hematologic Malignancies

Mortality rate increases with increasing sequential organ failure assessment score on admission, respiratory failure, maximum lactate level

Children’s Hospital Admissions Reduced After March 2020

Fewer hospital admissions reported for respiratory, severe invasive, and vaccine-preventable infections

Black Patients More Likely to Have Negative Descriptors in Notes

Compared with White patients, Black patients have 2.54 times the odds of having at least one negative descriptor in EHR

Opioid Overdose Antidote Urged for Schools After Student’s Fentanyl Death

In response to the incident, Hartford officials pledged to ensure that all city schools are stocked with naloxone

Brain Imaging May ID THC-Linked Impairment in Cannabis Users

Measurement of prefrontal cortex oxygenated hemoglobin concentration with functional near-infrared spectroscopy may detect THC impairment

Delay to Admission From ED Tied to Increase in 30-Day Mortality

Statistically significant linear increase observed in mortality from five hours after time of arrival at emergency department up to 12 hours

Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of...

Emergency Department Interventions Cut Opioid Rx Rates

However, no reduction observed in prescribed opioid quantity

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in mAb Treatment for COVID-19

Monoclonal antibody treatment used infrequently among all racial, ethnic groups; Hispanics received mAbs less often than non-Hispanics