The American Heart Association and international organizations offered the steps with the aim of reducing the high morbidity and mortality and worldwide variation in quality of care found with in-hospital cardiac arrest.
Perioperative medication management is particularly tricky when it comes to patients who are already taking drugs for chronic pain.
A review looked at trials comparing erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (EPO), iron, combination therapy with iron and EPO, hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor, or vitamin D3 with controls on rates of red blood cell transfusion in the ICU.
Researchers suggest ways for clinicians to assess cognitive function, manual dexterity/strength, and peak inspiratory flow before choosing an inhaled medication delivery system for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
An analysis of elective surgery patients ages 70 years or older found that those assessed as frail by the frailty index or frailty phenotype had double the risk of postoperative delirium versus those who weren't frail.
Interviews with hospital medicine leaders from academic medical centers that experienced clinical growth in the past five years found that they are dealing with mismatches in supply and demand for teaching and clinical care roles.
Many addiction medicine clinicians don't know whether their institutions have policies for responding to suspected substance use during a hospitalization, and those that do often disagree with them.
The FDA also approved first-time generics for spironolactone oral suspension and calcium gluconate, among other actions.