Hospitalist leaders at some facilities have moved their groups out from under the umbrella of general internal medicine to launch divisions of hospital medicine, in what they see as an evolutionary step for the field.
A meta-analysis found that an intermediate dose of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) had the most favorable balance of risk and harms during hospitalization for acute illness, while unfractionated heparin and direct oral anticoagulants had the least.
A randomized trial compared two doses of dexamethasone as well as high-flow nasal oxygen, continuous positive airway pressure, and standard oxygen support in ICU patients with COVID-19 and respiratory failure and found no significant differences.
Requiring health care workers to wear gloves and gowns for all patient contact in the ICU did not decrease acquisition of Clostridioides difficile compared with usual care, according to a secondary analysis of a cluster-randomized trial in 20 medical and surgical ICUs in the U.S.
Inclusion of social determinants of health (SDOH) in a machine learning model led to more accurate prediction of inpatient mortality among Black patients hospitalized with heart failure than usual risk scoring.