Intermittent PPI = Continuous-Infusion PPI for High-Risk Bleeding Ulcers
January 7, 2015
Clinical question Is intermittent proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy comparable with continuous-infusion PPI for the treatment of patients with high-risk bleeding ulcers who have undergone endoscopic therapy? Bottom line For patients with high-risk bleeding ulcers who have been treated endosco
Turning for Ulcer Reduction: A Multi-Site Randomized Clinical Trial in Nursing Homes
October 28, 2014
Clinical question: Is there a difference between repositioning intervals of two, three, or four hours in pressure ulcer formation in nursing home residents on high-density foam mattresses? Background: Pressure ulcer formation in nursing home residents is a common problem.
Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) May Help Determine Mortality Risk
August 1, 2014
Updated MELD model may provide more accurate method of predicting inpatient mortality rates for hospitalized cirrhotic patients with acute variceal bleeding
Hospitalist Reviews of New Research on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Pressure Ulcers, Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis, and More
February 1, 2014
Also reviewed this month: surgical readmission rates, preventable hospitalizations, hospitalist-staffed post-discharge clinics
Oral Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) as Effective as IV PPIs in Peptic Ulcer Bleeding
January 22, 2014
Study shows oral PPIs may reduce hospital length of stay without increased risk of re-bleeding, but suggests more research is needed
How Should Physicians Assess and Manage Pressure Ulcers in the Hospitalized Patient?
February 25, 2013
Assessments of pressure ulcer stage, wound infection, and risk factors guide targeted therapeutic interventions that facilitate wound healing and prevent new pressure ulcer formation
Liver Risks Abound
February 1, 2008
Acetaminophen leads other agents as cause of hepatotoxicity
Stress Ulcer Agents
October 1, 2007
Sucralfate, antacids, H2 receptor antagonists are valid classes
Abdominal Pain and Weight Loss
September 1, 2006
A58-year-old white female presented with an eight-month history of progressive lower abdominal pain and bloating.
A Case of Shortness of Breath, Abdominal Pain, and Hematuria
March 1, 2006
A48-year-old male presents with three weeks of worsening shortness of breath and pleuritic chest discomfort.