Articles related to COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA (CAP)
Hydrocortisone in Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia
In this study, 800 patients admitted to ICU for severe CAP were andomized to 200mg IV hydrocortisone daily for 4 to 8 days or to placebo. By day 28, mortality rate was 6.2% versus 11.9% for the steroid and placebo groups, respectively. Rates for intubation and vasopressors were both approximately 40% lower in the test group as well.
Emergency Medicine April 5th 2023
ACP Internist Quiz: Nonproductive Cough
A 59-year-old man is hospitalized with a five-day history of nonproductive cough and fever. The patient reports that he recreationally breeds carrier pigeons and reports no travel outside of the United States. After a physical exam and chest radiograph, what is the most likely cause of this patient’s symptoms?
Family Medicine/General Practice November 9th 2021