Other studies suggested frailty and viral load may be used to inform care decisions in the hospital and looked at mobility during the pandemic.
Courses of oral corticosteroids for 14 or fewer days are associated with GI bleeding, sepsis, and heart failure, with the highest risks occurring within the first month of initiation, according to a Taiwanese study.
The paper offers recommendations for navigating e-communication, privacy and confidentiality, and practice considerations to try to align patient and physician expectations.
Delayed antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections associated with infection-related hospital admissions
Delayed prescribing should be better targeted to patients with lower risks of complications, the study authors wrote.