an increased incidence of portal-vein thrombosis, according to a recent industry-funded study. ... MI risk, or risk of MI or vascular death, for recent stroke patients, the authors wrote.
Risk for stroke is elevated up to 12 weeks after total hip replacement, according to a recent study. ... Past research in healthy volunteers has shown zolpidem is associated with greater difficulty maintaining balance, the authors wrote.
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
Although group buy-in was key to the initiative's success, recent research suggests that culture change may require less buy-in than previously thought, said Dr. ... Skandhan. “Previously, they used to say 35% of people have to be bought in for a new
The HCAP guidelines were always controversial, and a recent update removed the specific recommendations for HCAP and placed HCAP into the guidelines for CAP instead, the study authors noted. ... Noninvasive sputum culture may be helpful in guiding
Beta-blocker use was not associated with lower mortality up to one year after discharge in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) but without heart failure (HF), a recent study found. ... In patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS),
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Patients commonly do not use, lock, or discard their postoperative prescription opioids, according to a recent systematic review. ... Displaying the costs of medications to inpatient prescribers did not
In addition, the findings highlight the need for future research to improve antimicrobial stewardship in the setting of asthma,” the authors said. ... They called for revision of the IDSA guidelines, but also more research comparing OPAT and hospital
Irrigation during incision and drainage of cutaneous abscesses does not improve 30-day success of treatment, a recent study found. ... Choosing ICU care for pneumonia patients who could instead have been admitted to medical wards appeared to reduce
There are great parts of being an academic hospitalist, from shaping the future of the physician workforce to leading the way in research and practice innovation. ... Staff writer Mollie Durkin dove into recent research on gender bias in medicine and