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