‘Misleading’ results in colchicine COVID-19 trials meta-analysis
November 23, 2021
“While the small studies are potentially insight providing, the large studies are the only ones worth giving our attention to in the context of the meta-analysis.”
How an ‘ad hoc’ hospitalist model evolved during India’s COVID surge
September 10, 2021
Indian physicians will not adopt a full-fledged hospitalist model unless the payer structure changes.
The skill set of the ‘pluripotent’ hospitalist
March 17, 2021
Adaptability has been an especially important part of the hospitalist’s skill set in 2021.
Asthma not an independent risk factor for severe COVID-19, hospitalization
February 28, 2021
There have been conflicting data on whether comorbid asthma is or is not a risk factor for more severe COVID-19.
Bias against hiring hospitalists trained in family medicine still persists
December 15, 2020
“Truly, the best candidate for the position, regardless of background and training, is what you want."
HFNC more comfortable for posthypercapnic patients with COPD
August 19, 2020
High-flow nasal cannula appears to be an effective means of respiratory support for COPD patients extubated after severe hypercapnic respiratory failure.
More data needed to better understand COVID-19 skin manifestations
July 31, 2020
Histopathologic exams were done for only 23 patients and, in all cases, showed “inflammatory features without specific pathological changes.”
Learn to anticipate, resolve difficult interactions with patients
July 24, 2020
Begin by recognizing the difficult situation and assessing how the patient, the environment, or you might be contributing to the problem, said Dr. Donald Black.
Early recognition of oncologic emergencies deemed ‘crucial’
July 20, 2020
“Early recognition of these emergencies is crucial, and there are simple initial interventions that can make a big difference in patient outcomes.”
Simplifying the antibiotic selection process
July 20, 2020
“I won’t necessarily expect attendees to use everything I talk about, but if you have a patient on service that infectious disease started Vabomere on, you’ll at least have a general idea of what they were worried about.”