Noninvasive therapy cut COPD readmissions
June 7, 2017
WASHINGTON – Noninvasive ventilation therapy may let patients concerned with readmission breathe easy.
June 5, 2017
Community-based palliative care reduces emergency department visits Retrospective cohort study showed that patients receiving community-based palliative care were less likely to seek ED care. The reduction was greater for older patients and for patients living in areas of higher socioec...
VIDEO: Software predicts septic shock in hospitalized patients
May 30, 2017
Algorithm will have a moderate level of sensitivity to avoid “alert fatigue.”
HM17 session summary: The hospitalist’s role in the opioid epidemic
May 26, 2017
The growth in opiate prescribing and associated increases in adverse events has created unique challenges for hospitalists.
Hospitalists need critical care training pathway
May 18, 2017
We strongly support the family medicine track having a critical care training pathway, and at the same time encourage internal medicine graduates to pursue a critical care certification program.
Oral iron of no benefit in heart failure with iron deficiency
May 16, 2017
High-dose oral iron therapy doesn’t improve exercise capacity in the estimated 50% of patients with symptomatic heart failure who also have iron deficiency, according to a report published online May 16 in JAMA.Iron deficiency in patients with HF, regardless of their hemoglobin status, is ...
When one patient decompensates, others on the ward may follow
May 12, 2017
How does the clinical decompensation of a ward patient affect the likelihood of another patient’s decompensation?
Using shock index in the ED to predict hospital admission and inpatient mortality
May 9, 2017
Can shock index (SI) in the ED predict the likelihood for hospital admission and inpatient mortality?
Hospital infections top WHO’s list of priority pathogens
April 25, 2017
WHO is urging governments to focus antibiotic research efforts on a list of urgent bacterial threats, topped by several increasingly powerful superbugs.
Patient-to-intensivist ratios can influence patient mortality
April 19, 2017
Is there variation in patient-to-intensivist ratios (PIR) across ICUs, and does that ratio affect hospital mortality?