For decades, medical trainees who've been grilled in a traditional manner have felt the burn of shame and humiliation. A hospitalist and educator calls for change.
The American College of Chest Physicians issued 44 recommendations, covering use of vitamin K antagonists, heparin bridging, direct oral anticoagulants, and antiplatelet drugs in patients undergoing surgeries or procedures.
The use of apixaban among dialysis patients being treated for acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) rose from 2% in 2014 to 47% in 2018, according to an industry-funded retrospective comparison of the drug with warfarin.
Readmissions and mortality were not significantly different between hospitalized heart failure patients who received care as usual and those whose records displayed an alert containing predicted risk of one-year mortality.
Hospitals with a higher percentage of Black patients in their Medicare population had average patient care revenues and profits of $1,736 per patient-day and −$17 per patient-day, respectively, versus $2,213 per patient-day and $126 per patient-day at other hospitals, an analysis of 2016-2018 data found.
In addition to providing an update on efforts to combat monkeypox, the FDA recently approved an infusion drug for HER2-low breast cancer and generic versions of atropine, electrolytes, and other drugs.
Recent studies offered a new method for using lung ultrasound to assess COVID-19 patients, assessed risk of central venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), and looked at a lab test to help predict venous thromboembolism (VTE) and at the effects of restricting visitors.
An analysis of hospitalized patients found that those who used methamphetamine had a 32% increase in cardiovascular disease risk compared to nonusers who also had been hospitalized. Risk increases associated with misuse of alcohol and cocaine were 28% and 47%, respectively.
The percentage of patients hospitalized with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who received recommended care increased at a rate of 0.16% per month before implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program compared to 0.01% per month in the four years after.
Temporary licensure of out-of-state practitioners, along with telehealth waivers, may be a valuable, short-term solution to mitigating health care workforce shortages during public health emergencies, researchers said.