In this large cohort of patients tested for Cdiff by PCR, repeat testing of patients (that were initially test negative) was rarely helpful, as 97.5% of the repeat tests were also negative. The authors recommend not to do repeat testing within 7 days, unless the patient has evidence of a new infection (abstract).
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 […]