Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality

Advocate Excellence - New Cases in Outbreak of E-cigarette,or Vaping,Product Use-Associated Lung Injury(EVALI) On the Decline

By Marionette Cortez posted 12-30-2019 15:22

‚ÄčOrganization(website) Origin: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Topic Brief:
On December 20,2019 CDC released four reports on the ongoing EVALI outbreak. One key findings was published in Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report and further confirmed by the New England Journal of Medicine about the declining cases related to EVALI.The new findings also reinforced the link between Vitamin E acetate and EVALI and described risk factors for EVALI rehospitalizations and death after hospital discharge, as such,CDC recommended that healthcare providers treating EVALI patients should provide follow-up testing soon after hospital discharged.

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