Several recent studies offer insight into how the hospital environment can affect inpatient sleep quality and patient outcomes, as well as highlighting actions hospitalists can take to ensure patients get the ... Some of these obstacles to sleep may be
According to recent research and our story, many are taking one when the other would be more effective, or both when only one is appropriate.
Hospitalists should take a lead role in their facilities' emergency preparedness planning, according to a recent paper that offered a framework for disaster preparedness in hospitals. ... Critical care physicians vary widely in their estimates of ICU
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. In patients with septic shock, receiving IV thiamine supplementation was associated with reduced time to lactate clearance and lower 28-day mortality rates, a recent study ... There were no differences in the
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who had low procalcitonin levels, a recent study found. ... Quality of hospital care is more likely to be a factor in admissions that occur less than a week after discharge than in those that occur later, a recent
Recent research indicates that chest compressions may be most effective at 125 beats per minute, since this is the rate at which spontaneous circulation is most likely to return in ... O’Connor said. Also important to address in future guidelines is
Recent research could change standard practice.
Physicians should weigh the possible risks before prescribing antipsychotics to older patients; recent research suggests the drugs are also associated with a higher risk of death in the elderly. ... The research was published in the May issue of the
Troponin T levels independently predict 30-day mortality after noncardiac surgery, a recent study found. ... Existing tools to predict 30-day mortality, which also have been recommended to identify patients for ICU admission, have been shown in recent
routinely in patients outside of the intensive care unit, a recent study concluded. ... Automatic referral combined with a clinician discussion can increase patients' use of cardiac rehabilitation after hospital discharge, recent research suggests.