Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up
- Aug 19th, 2023
- Clay Smith
This multi-center, double-blinded, non-inferiority trial found that short-course antimicrobial therapy had relatively low treatment failure rates compared to standard-course in children diagnosed with UTI who showed clinical improvement after 5 days of antibiotics.
Short-Course Therapy for Urinary Tract Infections in Children: The SCOUT Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2023 Jun 26:e231979. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.1979. Epub ahead of print.
Opioid pain medications offer no benefit compared to placebo for patients with acute back or neck pain.
Opioid analgesia for acute low back pain and neck pain (the OPAL trial): a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2023 Jun 27:S0140-6736(23)00404-X. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)00404-X. Epub ahead of print.