Joseph A. Simonetti, MD, MPH
Contrast nephropathy after computed tomography
January 26, 2018
Clinical question: Do rates of acute kidney injury (AKI), renal replacement therapy (RRT), or mortality differ between adults receiving contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) versus those receiving noncontrast CT?
Checklists to improve patient safety have mixed results
January 25, 2018
Checklists to improve patient safety have mixed resultsClinical question: Do checklists improve patient safety among hospitalized patients?Background: Systematic reviews of nonrandomized studies suggest checklists may reduce adverse events and medical errors. No study has systematically reviewed...
Rural residents admitted for opioid overdoses increasingly are hospitalized in urban hospitals
January 24, 2018
Is there an association between rurality and trends and characteristics of hospitalizations for opioid overdose?