March 20, 2024

Image by Adobe Stock

Recognize, respond to restrictive eating disorders

Hiding food, exercising discreetly, and manipulating feeding tubes are just a few behaviors hospitalists may have to address.

Newman's Notions | FREE
Most ACP Hospitalist content is available exclusively to ACP Members. This article is free to the public.

Zero-truth medical updates

Catch up on the latest imaginary medical news, from manic mannequins to microleeches.

RSV, other viruses associated with severe respiratory disease, length of stay in adult inpatients

Hospital patients with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, or parainfluenza virus were more likely to require noninvasive or invasive ventilation than general medicine patients who did not test positive for any of those viruses, a national study found.

CDC guideline on opioid prescribing linked with worse sickle cell disease outcomes

Opioid dispensing rates decreased and hospitalizations for pain increased among patients with sickle cell disease following the release of a 2016 CDC guideline on opioid prescribing.

New guideline explains use of advanced imaging in cardiovascular infections

A new multisociety guideline compares radionuclide imaging with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT and single photon emission CT/CT leukocyte scintigraphy with echocardiography and cardiac CT for patients with infections.

Diagnose, address cognitive impairment in heart failure patients, society says

A new scientific statement from the Heart Failure Society of America advises clinicians to be alert to clues such as difficulty with money or running out of medicine, among other recommendations.