Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of numerous conditions, including pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis. The JAOA's June supplement highlights the importance of pneumococcal vaccination for both elderly adults and at-risk adults aged 19 to 64 years. Tools to increase vaccination rates, such as standing order protocols, are also discussed. Read more.
Up to 50% of trauma patients present with a positive blood alcohol level. In this medical record review, Plackett et al analyze the effectiveness of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) compared with blood alcohol level testing to determine at-risk drinking behavior. Read more.
Sleep disorders and psychoactive medications are common among active-duty service members. To determine the effect of increasing medications on sleep cycles, the authors assess home sleep study findings, sleep-related self-report instrument ratings, and active medications of service members. Read more.