Breaking News: X-waiver Eliminated
January 25, 2023
On January 12, 2023, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the immediate elimination of the X-waiver for...
Update: Caring for COVID-19 Patients in the Hospital
January 3, 2023
Severe cases of COVID-19 infections continue to necessitate hospitalization more than two and a half years after the pandemic first hit. A total of 26,996 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in...
Cephalosporins: How Vital Are They in a Hospitalist’s Toolkit?
December 1, 2022
Case A 57-year-old female with a history of hypertension and diabetes mellitus presented to the emergency department with complaints of chills, fever, and productive cough progressively worsening...
Oral Antibiotics and a Combination Regimen of IV and Oral Antibiotics for Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Appendicitis Yielded Similar Success Rates
September 1, 2022
Dr. Andleeb Clinical question: Are oral antibiotics effective and non-inferior to a combination of intravenous and oral antibiotics? Background: Evidence over the past 10 years suggests that...
Low-dose Rivaroxaban at Discharge Prevented Some VTE Events at One Month for High-risk Patients Recovering from COVID-19
September 1, 2022
Dr. Thazhatuveetil-Kunhahamed Clinical Question: Is extended rivaroxaban prophylaxis (10 mg daily for 35 days) protective against arterial and venous thromboembolism (VTE) events in COVID-19...
Alcohol Withdrawal: Looking Beyond Benzodiazepines
June 1, 2022
Case Mr. Smith is a 48-year-old man with alcohol use disorder (AUD) and compensated cirrhosis who presented to the emergency department with alcohol withdrawal. He had been consuming one pint of...
Prescriptions for health and happiness
May 2, 2022
In addition to all the fear and chaos it has wreaked, COVID-19 has changed the way we think about our health. Thanks to the psychological, and even the physical, impacts of protracted quarantines and...
What Medications Prevent Delirium in Elderly Medical Inpatients?
May 2, 2022
Case A 79-year-old man with a history of ischemic stroke five months ago presents with fever and shortness of breath. He is admitted for hypoxia secondary to suspected aspiration pneumonia and...
Efficacy of remdesivir in high-risk non-hospitalized patients
April 1, 2022
Dr. Taghvaei Clinical question: Does the use of remdesivir therapy in symptomatic, non-hospitalized, COVID-19 patients reduce disease progression and hospitalization? Background: Remdesivir...
Outpatient COVID-19 therapeutics reduce hospitalization and mortality
February 10, 2022
Matching the right patient to the right therapeutic at the right time In late 2021 and early 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for the...