Hospitalists innovate in ICU management
June 1, 2021
Hospitalists helped develop and staff critical care programs to optimize patient care during the pandemic.
New AHA/ASA guideline on secondary stroke prevention
May 27, 2021
Identifying the cause of a first stroke or transient ischemic attack is key to developing strategies to prevent repeat events, the AHA/ASA says in an updated clinical practice guideline.
Early palliative care consultation in the medical ICU
April 21, 2021
Does early palliative care consultation in critically ill patients lead to early establishment of code status and positively impact care?
How some COVID-19 vaccines could cause rare blood clots
April 14, 2021
Six cases of a rare but serious event in patients who got the J&J vaccine are being reviewed.
New guidelines on antibiotic prescribing focus on shorter courses
April 6, 2021
“Many physicians do not prescribe short-course therapy, frequently defaulting to 10-day courses regardless of the condition.”
Delirium risk factors identified in ICU cancer patients
March 31, 2021
High-dose corticosteroids and brain metastases were identified as risk factors for delirium unique to the critically ill cancer patients.
‘Major update’ of BP guidance for kidney disease; treat to 120 mm Hg
March 16, 2021
“[Chapter one] of the guidelines is devoted to blood pressure measurement ... if [targeting] 120 [mm Hg systolic], the emphasis is on 120 measured properly.”
Palliative care and hospital medicine partnerships in the pandemic
March 10, 2021
Partnerships among hospital medicine and palliative care teams thrive on mutually shared core values of patient centered care.
Heart failure redefined with new classifications, staging
March 8, 2021
Heart failure terminology gets a landmark reno, with a new universal definition, revised stages of development and progression, and updated LVEF classifications.
JAMA podcast on racism in medicine faces backlash
March 5, 2021
The editor of JAMA and the head of the AMA have joined others in criticizing the episode.