A patient was admitted after outpatient labs indicated acute worsening of kidney disease and anemia.
A hospitalist procedure service at a tertiary care center provided 432 bone marrow aspiration and biopsies in 2016 to 2021, only 46 of which were unsuccessful and required referral for CT guidance.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were three times as likely to undergo spirometry in the year before or after hospitalization if they had a pulmonary clinic visit, according to Veterans Health Administration data.
Mortality rates after major surgery were 28% among patients who were frail and 33% among those with dementia, a prospective longitudinal cohort study of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries found.
Growth differentiation factor 15 and N-terminal pro–B-type natriuretic peptide were the best predictors of one-year risk of cardiovascular death or myocardial infarction among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).