March 30, 2022
Isolation intensifies ICU impacts
The senior author of a recent study discusses the potential link between social isolation and increased disability and mortality after hospitalization for a critical illness, and what this might mean in the era of COVID-19.
An app for delirium
An app, which is now available for free download, enabled nursing assistants, nurses, and hospitalists to screen elderly inpatients for delirium in about a minute.
Negative trials of prone positioning, antiplatelet therapy for COVID-19
Telling inpatients to lay on their stomachs did not significantly improve outcomes, one study found, while others offered some mixed results on the effects of aspirin and P2Y12 inhibitors. Additional research showed that a commonly used triage score doesn't work for COVID-19 and that hospitalists' worry about catching the virus impaired their well-being.
Azithromycin associated with less treatment failure than beta-lactams in hospitalized COPD patients
In a retrospective cohort study at six Michigan hospitals, treatment failed in 19.6% of patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who received azithromycin and 32.3% of those who received a beta-lactam.
Mistreatment, discrimination more common for medical students in marginalized identity groups
Graduating students of U.S. medical schools who were female, non-White, or lesbian, gay, or bisexual also had higher levels of burnout, particularly if they belonged to more than one of these groups.
ACP's Clinical Skills Committee accepting proposals for Internal Medicine Meeting 2023
Internal Medicine Meeting 2023 will be held in San Diego April 27-29, 2023, and the College is looking for proposals for interactive workshops that focus on the acquisition or improvement of procedural, physical examination, and communication skills.