Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

We always work hard, but we may not have time to read through a bunch of journals. It’s time to learn smarter. 

Originally published at JournalFeed, a site that provides daily or weekly literature updates. 

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#1: Fluoroquinolone Resistance in UTI – Is It Time to Change Drugs?

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Fluoroquinolone-resistant (FQR) E. coli was present in 22.1% of UTI pathogens studied at 15 geographically diverse EDs. IDSA guidelines recommend changing empiric treatment if local resistance is >10% and adding a dose of parenteral antibiotic, such as ceftriaxone, prior to discharge home.

High prevalence of fluoroquinolone-resistant UTI among US emergency department patients diagnosed with urinary tract infection, 2018-2020. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Sep;29(9):1096-1105. doi: 10.1111/acem.14545. Epub 2022 Aug 5.

#2: Quality Versus Comfort: Does Tegaderm Get in the Way of Ocular Ultrasound?

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Using Tegaderm™ during ocular ultrasound was associated with poorer image quality and had no effect on patient comfort. If you’re using ocular ultrasound as a modality, consider if using a Tegaderm™ will get in the way of a good diagnosis.

Covered or uncovered: A randomized control trial of Tegaderm versus no Tegaderm for ocular ultrasound. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Aug 28;61:87-89. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2022.08.044. Online ahead of print.

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Conservative fluid administration in patients with acute pancreatitis can achieve similar clinical outcomes compared with aggressive resuscitation, with less risk of volume overload.

Aggressive or Moderate Fluid Resuscitation in Acute Pancreatitis. N Engl J Med. 2022 Sep 15;387(11):989-1000. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2202884.


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