February 22, 2023
Both healthy and tasty?
Nutrition experts weigh in on the latest trends in inpatient eating, from fast-food delivery to veganism.
Cases from the University of Massachusetts
Acute drug-induced pancytopenia, liver injury, anaplasmosis, and more.
Participants, content in interdisciplinary rounds varies by individual hospital
In an observational study of 27 U.S. hospitals of different types and sizes, all rounding teams included a case manager or social worker while 51.9% included a physician, nurse, and pharmacist.
Wellness group, redirection of patients to other services aided COVID-19 response
Group meetings and individual coaching helped hospitalists at one facility deal with COVID-19 stress, a study showed, while another described how redirecting some common medicine diagnoses to admission by other services reduced the pressure of pandemic patient surges.
Early opioid withdrawal treatment reduced early departures from the hospital
Withdrawal treatment with buprenorphine, methadone, or other opioid analgesics was associated with a lower risk of patients with opioid use disorder leaving the hospital prior to completion of medical treatment versus no withdrawal treatment, a study found.
Antimicrobial prophylaxis guidelines often not followed after elective surgery
A retrospective cohort study of 521,091 inpatient surgeries at 825 U.S. hospitals found that vancomycin was the most frequently misused agent and its use was associated with increased rates of acute kidney injury.