Vaping-related Hospitalization, Mortality: A Quiz on New CDC Guidance

May 8, 2020
Veronica Hackethal, MD
Veronica Hackethal, MD

Try your hand at these 8 questions based on the latest CDC guidance on rehospitalization and mortality in patients with vaping-related lung injury.

In December 2019, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their interim guidance for health care professional regarding the evaluation and care of individuals with suspected e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).

The updated guidance is based on new research about rates of rehospitalization and death following hospital discharge in individuals with EVALI. Specifics, aimed at pulmonologists and primary care providers, include discharge planning, outpatient follow-up, and an updated algorithm for inpatient and outpatient management of patients with suspected EVALI.

The following 8 questions test your knowledge on the latest CDC guidance for EVALI, with a focus on issues that may be of interest to primary care providers.

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1. According to recent research among patients hospitalized with EVALI who died after discharge, the median time from discharge to death was:

A. 3 days
B. 5 days
C. 7 days
D. 10 days