Rapid-fire session troubleshoots mechanical ventilation
May 2, 2017
LAS VEGAS – Troubleshooting problems with mechanical ventilation starts with assessing how much control one has over specific variables, according to an expert at HM17.
Noncardiovascular comorbidities spike in acute heart failure
May 1, 2017
PARIS – The biggest jump occurred in the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which rose from 27% in 2005 to 35% in 2014.
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.
It’s been a good year for heart failure research … mostly
April 13, 2017
WASHINGTON – The highs ... and the lows.
Sneak Peek: Journal of Hospital Medicine
March 24, 2017
Read the latest research from the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the premier publication for dissemination of research and education for the specialty of hospital medicine.
New CF guidelines include lower sweat chloride threshold
February 7, 2017
Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) include two major changes.The first important update is that clinicians use the latest classifications of the specific CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene mutations, from the Clinical and Functional TRansla...
Ventilator use in patients with advanced dementia
February 3, 2017
Clinical question: Does the increasing number of ICU beds in the U.S. affect the use of mechanical ventilation in nursing home patients with advanced dementia?
Prevalence of pulmonary embolism among syncope patients
February 2, 2017
Clinical question: What is the prevalence of acute pulmonary emboli (PE) in patients admitted for syncope?
Conservative oxygen therapy in critically ill patients
February 2, 2017
Clinical question: Does a conservative oxygenation strategy improve clinical outcomes, compared with standard clinical practice among critically ill patients?
Long-term oxygen for COPD with moderate desaturation
January 31, 2017
Clinical question: Does using supplemental oxygen in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) result in a longer time to death or first hospitalization?