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DYSPNEA

Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) consistently improved the sensitivities of standard diagnostic pathways to detect congestive heart failure, pneumonia, PE, pleural effusion, or pneumothorax. Specificities increased in most, but not all, studies; in-hospital mortality and length of hospital stay, however, did not differ significantly between patients who did or did not receive POCUS in addition to standard diagnostic tests.

Gartlehner G et al. Ann Intern Med. [PMID: 33900798]

FATIGUE & SYSTEMIC INTOLERANCE DISEASE (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

Pitolisant, a selective histamine H3 receptor antagonist with wake-promoting effect, may reduce daytime sleepiness in patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea who do not want continuous positive airway pressure treatment.

Dauvilliers Y et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. [PMID: 31917607]

DYSURIA

A systematic review and meta-analysis found D-mannose protective against recurrent UTIs.

Lenger SM et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. [PMID: 32497610]

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