A standardized approach to postop management of DOACs in AFib
January 13, 2021
Is it safe to adopt a standardized approach to direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) interruption for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are undergoing elective surgeries/procedures?
Complications and death within 30 days after noncardiac surgery
January 11, 2021
What is the frequency and timing of perioperative complications associated with death after noncardiac surgery?
Risk associated with perioperative atrial fibrillation
December 4, 2020
Does new-onset perioperative/postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) increase risk of stroke and death?
New-onset AFib common but unrecognized in the month after cardiac surgery
November 17, 2020
Results of SEARCH-AF trial show one in five cardiac surgery patients with no history of atrial fibrillation develop it within 30 days post discharge.
Risky business: Longer-course prophylactic perioperative antimicrobials
July 9, 2020
Is administration of prophylactic antimicrobials beyond 24 hours associated with a difference in the postoperative outcomes of surgical site infection (SSI), acute kidney injury (AKI), or Clostridium difficile infection?
Managing pain expectations is key to enhanced recovery
June 30, 2020
Multimodal approach to postsurgery pain management can reduce or eliminate opioids for certain patient groups.
Pursue multimodal pain management in patients taking opioids
June 30, 2020
Use hospitalization as an intervention opportunity for patients with opioid use disorder.
Restriction of Foley catheters in older trauma patients improved outcomes
June 8, 2020
Strict criteria to limit Foley catheters in older trauma patients reduced infection rates and speed discharge.
Acetaminophen plus ibuprofen cut patient-controlled morphine after total hip arthroplasty
April 29, 2020
Is the perioperative/early postoperative use of acetaminophen-ibuprofen associated with less patient-controlled morphine administration after total hip arthroplasty?
The hospitalized postbariatric surgery patient
March 20, 2020
To provide the best care, hospitalists should be aware of common and important complications.