Association Between Administration of Systemic Corticosteroids and Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19: A Meta-analysis

Association Between Administration of Systemic Corticosteroids and Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19: A Meta-analysis

Methodology: 4/5 Usefulness: 4/5 WHO Rapid Evidence Appraisal for COVID-19 Therapies (REACT) Working Group, Sterne JAC et al. JAMA. 2020 Oct 6;324(13):1330-1341. Question and Methods: Prospective meta-analysis of 7 RCTs investigating the utility of systemic...
Blood Culture Results Before and After Antimicrobial Administration in Patients With Severe Manifestations of Sepsis: A Diagnostic Study

Blood Culture Results Before and After Antimicrobial Administration in Patients With Severe Manifestations of Sepsis: A Diagnostic Study

Methodology: 3.5/5 Usefulness: 3.5/5 Ann Intern Med. 2019 Oct 15;171(8):547-554. Cheng MP, et al. Question and Methods: Multi-center diagnostic study that investigated the sensitivity of post-antimicrobial blood cultures compared to pre-antimicrobial blood cultures in...