Dosage of 11 of 16 medications, including haloperidol, decreased at a multihospital system after implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) tool that provided “geriatric context” to prescribing clinicians.
A retrospective study in Belgium found that risk of pulmonary aspergillosis in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients was primarily associated with pre-existing risk factors for invasive mold disease.
In an observational analysis, patients with afib who underwent ablation had fewer hospitalizations and ED visits in the two years after the procedure versus the year before it.
Participants in a series of focus groups called for policy and system changes to address gender disparities in medicine and the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the careers of women hospitalists.
Intermittent multidrug IV therapy potentially useful in refractory Mycobacterium abscessus pulmonary disease
In a small study of 36 patients in South Korea, 62% and 12% of those with M. abscessus disease and 80% and 60% of those with M. massiliense disease had at least one negative culture and culture conversion, respectively.
Patients who were positive for Clostridioides difficile on nucleic acid amplification testing but negative on toxin immunoassay had similar 30-day mortality to those with positive results on both tests, according to a review of observational studies.
While prescriptions of dual antiplatelet therapy after mild noncardioembolic stroke increased from 25.7% in 2010 to 52.8% in 2022 in 168 Florida hospitals, underuse remained common, especially in women and non-Hispanic Black patients.
Hospitalists are some of the best antibiotic stewards, according to the lead author of recent guidance that aims to help them manage tricky infections.