The CDC has issued a statement describing the current state of a national Salmonella outbreak, the source of which has not yet been identified (CDC site). Of the 400 affected people reported to date, almost 20% have been hospitalized, reminding us to send bacterial stool cultures in newly admitted patients with diarrhea, especially if the stools are bloody, or if the patient is febrile.
This large systematic review found rectal NSAIDs significantly reduced the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis compared to pancreatic duct stents (abstract).
This large population-based cohort found the most common causes of drug induced liver injury to be augmentin and diclofenac, followed by herbal and nutritional supplements (abstract).
This large trial of patients with a relative contraindication for enteral feeds were randomized to early TPN or usual care. There were no differences in the groups in 60 day mortality or LOS, but those on TPN did have a shorter time ventilated and less muscle/fat loss. It is unclear based on this trial if […]