Hospitalization is a risk factor for falls, but also an opportunity for prevention. Recent research suggests that hospitalization is a risk factor for post-discharge fracture in elderly patients, prompting some hospitalists to consider what measures
These summaries come from ACP Hospitalist Weekly, an e-newsletter provided every Wednesday by ACP Hospitalist.
Family participation in ICU rounds may yield benefit, study finds | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
ICU rounds with family present were longer, but analyses suggested positive effects on relationship building, information gathering, patient and family education, team dynamics, and shared clinical decision making.
Nonprofit versus for-profit hospitals, corticosteroids in septic shock, pretreatment with P2Y12 inhibitors, and more.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
High-flow oxygen gaining ground in adult ICUs.
Neurological deficit and outcomes in mild stroke, cangrelor as potential bridging therapy in CABG, and more.
No association seen between red blood cell transfusion, mortality in sepsis | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Receiving a transfusion was associated with higher risk of ICU-acquired infection and severe hypoxemia among the study cohort of French ICU patients with sepsis.
Adding immune-modulating agents to enteral nutrition potentially harmful, study finds | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Ventilated patients who received enteral nutrition enriched with immune-modulating agents had no fewer infections, and possibly higher mortality, than patients on standard nutrition, a recent study found.
Natriuretic peptide-guided therapy didn't reduce heart failure hospitalizations or mortality | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Patients were randomized to usual care according to guidelines or heart failure therapy titrated to the goal of a target amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level below 1,000 pg/mL.