Hospitalists are some of the best antibiotic stewards, according to the lead author of recent guidance that aims to help them manage tricky infections.
Surveys of third-year internal medicine (IM) residents in 2019 to 2021 found that 9.4% were planning a career in general internal medicine, 15.1% in hospital medicine (HM), and 67.9% in a subspecialty, a significant increase in interest in HM compared to a decade earlier.
Low to moderate doses of haloperidol, olanzapine, quetiapine, or risperidone didn't differ in risk of inpatient mortality, arrhythmia, pneumonia, and stroke or transient ischemic attack, according to a retrospective study of postoperative patients ages 65 years and older.
A randomized trial that switched some frail atrial fibrillation patients from vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) to non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants found that such patients had more bleeding and no decrease in thromboembolic events compared to those who stayed on a VKA.
Data from 44 countries in REPORT-HF found that in all geographic regions women in the hospital with heart failure were less likely to receive diagnostic tests or guideline-directed care than men.