Disparities in the effects of the pandemic were also highlighted by an analysis of hospitalizations for COVID-19 by race and ethnicity, published as a research letter by JAMA Internal Medicine
Most transthoracic echocardiograms (TTEs), even those done for appropriate clinical indications, have little effect on patient management, according to a recent study. ... They called for further research examining the necessity of TTE in medical care.
Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are often malnourished, which may increase their risk for cardiovascular events and death, a recent study found. ... If true, this hypothesis has important
Trials have found some potential benefit from remdesivir, early treatment with methylprednisolone, and measurement of C-reactive protein. Early vaccine trial results and guidance on antibody testing were also recently released.
Increased troponin level may be associated with risk for death in patients presenting with atrial fibrillation, according to a recent study. ... Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) may not benefit from early use of conservative
Hospitals have increased medication safety in the past decade, but further improvement is still necessary, a recent study found. ... The analysis was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and published in the Jan.
Identifying the highest-quality, most cost-effective nursing home in the area probably isn't tops on your to-do list, but experts and recent research suggest that setting up systems
necessary to reduce acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a recent study suggests. ... These findings are consistent with recent studies, they added, but may not apply to settings with lower hand hygiene compliance.
Antipsychotics are not effective for the prevention or treatment of delirium in hospitalized adults, according to two recent reviews. ... Intensifying the medication regimens of older patients with hypertension at hospital discharge was associated with
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Antimicrobial stewardship can be successfully implemented in community hospitals, a recent study found. ... Hospitals that treated more pulmonary embolisms (PEs) had lower rates of patient mortality from the