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HM17 session summary: Focus on POCUS – Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasound for pediatric hospitalists
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is rapidly gaining acceptance in the medical community as a goal-directed examination that answers a specific...
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SHM’s eQUIPS program supports the development and implementation of glycemic control programs at hospitals nationwide.
The latest update to U.S. guidelines for heart failure management, released at the end of April , puts unprecedented emphasis on heart failure...
Read the latest research from the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the premier publication for dissemination of research and education for the...
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High-dose oral iron therapy doesn’t improve exercise capacity in the estimated 50% of patients with symptomatic heart failure who also have iron...
LAS VEGAS – Keeping an eye on sodium is key to diagnosing hyponatremia, but don’t forget it’s a problem of too much water, not salt, said an...
How does the clinical decompensation of a ward patient affect the likelihood of another patient’s decompensation?
Principles learned from a successful improvement program can increase compliance and reduce hospital acquired VTEs (HA-VTEs) across multiple institutions
Can a single institution’s VTE prophylaxis program be scaled to increase prophylaxis and reduce HA-VTEs across multiple institutions?
How efficacious are interventions to reduce burnout in physicians?
Are alpha blockers efficacious in patients with ureteric stones?
PARIS – Atrial fib patients taking proton pump inhibitors, largely unnecessarily, have a far greater risk of hospitalization for an acute heart...
A recent increase in programs that provide telehospitalists indicates continued growth in coming years.
LAS VEGAS – SHM’s annual Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes poster competition has exploded in popularity over the past few years.
From better communications to extra vigilance to high-risk decisions, veteran pharmacists outline areas for improvement.
Perioperative statin associated with reduction in all-cause perioperative mortality in noncardiac surgery
Does perioperative statin use reduce 30-day mortality in noncardiac surgery?
Can shock index (SI) in the ED predict the likelihood for hospital admission and inpatient mortality?
Are hospitalized patients experiencing an increased mortality risk at the end-rotation resident transition in care and is this association related...
Does physician sex affect hospitalized patient outcomes?
For patients with advanced dementia, does a goals-of-care intervention improve communication and care outcomes?
Did hospitals receiving the highest penalties for readmissions have accelerated improvement in this metric after passage of Medicare Hospital...