‘Update in HM’ highlights top research
March 25, 2019
The aim is to inform busy hospitalists of what they might have missed over the past year by highlighting the most important papers, from multiple specialties, that affect hospital medicine.
Planning for change in hospitalist practice management
March 24, 2019
According to a poll of session attendees, the biggest challenges were related to compensation or workflows that have not evolved to match changing roles.
In California, opioids most often prescribed in low-income, mostly white areas
February 12, 2019
Opioid-related overdose deaths are highest in low-income white areas.
Statins cut vascular events in elderly patients
February 5, 2019
Analysis challenges current practice of discontinuation after age 75 years.
New pediatric therapies show promise for influenza, multidrug-resistant pathogens
November 14, 2018
ORLANDO – Baloxavir, a recently approved fast-acting single-dose medication for influenza, is currently under study in children.
Children are vulnerable to diseases emerging because of climate change
November 13, 2018
ORLANDO – Children are more vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change because of the increased exposure they have to the environment.
Fever, intestinal symptoms may delay diagnosis of Kawasaki disease in children
October 31, 2018
Consider Kawasaki disease in children who present with unexplained high fever and abdominal pain.
Length of stay, complications predict readmission for cirrhosis patients
October 25, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Patients with cirrhosis have a higher risk of hospital readmission if their length of stay is less than 4 days, if they have cirrhosis-related complications, and if they are discharged to an extended-care facility or to home health care, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology.
Burnout may jeopardize patient care
September 12, 2018
Burnout was associated with unprofessionalism and higher rates of patient safety issues.
Opioid use has not declined meaningfully
August 1, 2018
Despite efforts to raise awareness of and reduce opioid abuse, there has not been a significant decline in opioid use and daily dose since 2007.