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Guideline Watch

Updated Guidance on Acute Care of Adolescent Sexual Assault

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends nucleic acid amplification testing instead of culture to detect some sexually transmitted pathogens, and the window for evidence collection is expanding.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Updates Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock

This revision of the 2012 guidelines focuses on early management in adults.

In Practice

Toxic Talent: Why High-Performing Jerks Aren’t Worth the Trouble Free

Blogger Harrison Reed considers the deep-reaching effects of having a jerk at the helm in a healthcare (or any) workplace in this week's In Practice blog post.

Medical News

Antibiotics Fail More Often Than Appendectomy for Pediatric Appendicitis Free

Antibiotics may be effective for pediatric appendicitis, but they have a higher failure rate than appendectomy, particularly in the presence of appendicolith, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Pediatrics.

Cellulitis Often Misdiagnosed in ED Free

Cellulitis is often misdiagnosed in the emergency department, leading to unnecessary healthcare spending, suggests a JAMA Dermatology study.