Children and COVID: Weekly cases resume their climb
Decline in new vaccinations continues, even among 5- to 11-year-olds.
Epilepsy linked to 1.5-fold higher COVID-19 mortality in hospital
Findings suggest higher risk although researchers haven’t adjusted findings for confounders yet.
Treatment of opioid use disorder in hospitalized patients
Initiating treatment for OUD in the hospital setting is feasible and effective.
D-dimer thresholds rule out PE in meta-analysis
Data from a large review support use of D-dimer levels to diagnose PE without imaging.
Oral step-down therapy for infective endocarditis
What is oral step-down therapy’s relative clinical effectiveness, compared with prolonged IV antibiotics for infective endocarditis (IE)?
Anticoagulant choice in antiphospholipid syndrome–associated thrombosis
Are direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) as efficacious and safe as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in treating thrombosis secondary to...
Chronically interrupted: The importance of communication with patient and family during the COVID-19 pandemic
The quantitative and qualitative steps of transition of care should overcome disconnect between teams.
Apixaban a reasonable alternative to warfarin in patients with severe renal impairment
Is apixaban a safe alternative to warfarin in patients with severe renal impairment?
New data on rare myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination
Most adolescents and young adults recover quickly from the rare complication of myocarditis following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, a new study shows...
The top pediatric hospital medicine articles of 2020
Here are the top 10 PHM articles of 2020, as presented at the Pediatric Update during SHM Converge 2021.