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A community hospital preps for critical events

Simulations with mannequins and actors helped hospitalists at one community hospital improve their readiness to treat critical inpatient events.

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Aggressive fluid strategy didn't avert progression to severe pancreatitis

The randomized trial was stopped early due to lack of benefit and significantly higher risk of fluid overload in patients receiving an aggressive fluid resuscitation strategy compared to those getting moderate resuscitation.

AHA scientific statement offers guidance on LV thrombus

Treat patients with left ventricular (LV) thrombus after myocardial infarction with oral anticoagulants for three months, the American Heart Association (AHA) said, among other recommendations.

Preadmission statin exposure associated with reduced mortality in infective endocarditis

Among patients with infective endocarditis who took statins before hospitalization, continuing the drugs was associated with nearly 50% lower risk of both one-year and in-hospital mortality versus stopping them, a study from Hong Kong found.

Patients' medical decision-making preferences may influence perceptions of their care

Those who prefer more control over medical care decisions may have less trust in their health care team and report lower overall satisfaction with their hospitalization, a study found.

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Parsing promotions for academic hospitalists

The scarcity of full professors in hospital medicine relates to the challenges of publishing while working as a hospitalist, a researcher explains.

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Fecal transplants could transmit monkeypox

The FDA recently advised that donated stool should be screened for monkeypox before transplantation and authorized updated booster vaccines against COVID-19, among other actions.

Rapid response teams didn't change hospital mortality among Medicare patients, study finds

An analysis of 56 hospitals from Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation found that implementation of a rapid response team was associated with no change in inpatient mortality trends at 50 of the hospitals and higher-than-expected mortality at two.

Corticosteroids may prevent need for mechanical ventilation in CAP patients, review finds

The meta-analysis did not find any significant effect of steroids on other studied outcomes, including mortality, treatment failure, and adverse events, in trials of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

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Forehead thermometers may be less accurate than oral thermometers in Black patients

Compared with oral thermometry, temperature measurement with a temporal artery thermometer was associated with significantly lower odds of detecting fever in Black patients but not in White patients, a retrospective cross-sectional study found.

Oral antibiotics after incomplete IV therapy showed benefit in patients with history of injection drug use

Among persons who inject drugs who were hospitalized with complicated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections, those who received oral antibiotics after an incomplete IV antibiotic course were significantly less likely to experience microbiologic failure or death than patients discharged without oral antibiotics.

Revving up rural stroke response

Telehealth, helicopters, and hospitalists all have a part to play in reducing disparities in stroke outcomes, experts say.

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Deep in the ticks of Texas

A young physician's job in the animal industry led to a new understanding of disease spread.


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