To assess the appropriateness of azithromycin prescription for in-patients with CAP at a hospital in New South Wales, the research team retrospectively analyzed severity scores at admission for 100 patients who had been prescribed azithromycin.
Your patient is a 42-year-old man in good health. He eats a relatively healthy diet, has no chronic conditions, and maintains a healthy weight. At a recent check-up, he mentions to you that despite knowing he lives a sedentary lifestyle (working at a desk each day and infrequently getting up to move around), he often can’t bring himself to exercise in the evenings.
Jieyu Ding Featherstone, a PhD student at the University of California Davis, and colleagues conducted a study to better understand the discourse on social media about the flu vaccine during the 2017-2018 flu season. She answered our questions about their study here.