Bacterial respiratory tract infection normally occurs in infants requiring early intubation in the emergency department (ED) for viral bronchiolitis, according to a study. However, respiratory bacterial codetection appears to shorten the duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) and length of stay (LOS) of these patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Use of topical mupirocin prophylaxis is feasible and has an acceptable safety profile for the long-term prevention of indwelling pleural catheter (IPC)- or indwelling peritoneal catheter (IPeC)-related infections, results of a pilot study have shown.
SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with significantly higher incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) complications and addition of 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5ARI) for combination therapy in male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on alpha-1 adrenoreceptor blocker (AARB) monotherapy, a territory-wide retrospective cohort study in Hong Kong has shown.
Exposure to oil palm pollen poses a heightened risk of developing diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis in Asians or risk of exacerbations in those who have these diseases already, according to a study.
A scientific statement endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA) has urged cardiothoracic surgeons to get more involved in the care of patients at high risk for pulmonary embolism (PE) – and to do it much earlier – to improve outcomes.
Amivantamab plus chemotherapy with or without lazertinib results in longer progression-free survival (PFS), as well as intracranial PFS, compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had disease progression on or after osimertinib, results of the phase III MARIPOSA-2 study have shown.
In the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), exhalation delivery system with fluticasone (EDS-FLU) provides relief from symptoms while reducing intrasinus disease and the incidence of acute exacerbations, regardless of the presence of polyps, as shown in the phase III trials ReOpen1 and ReOpen2.