May 8, 2024

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The latest on inpatient glucose control

A diabetes expert explains where glycemic targets should be now and what may be coming next, including continuous glucose monitors.

Is your patient depressed or just demoralized?

Demoralization is common among inpatients and can be treated with relatively simple interventions, according to a psychiatrist.

Decision support tool reduced unnecessary use of telemetry

A tool in one hospital system's electronic health record pushed physicians to choose an indication for telemetry and advised them on the recommended duration based on American Heart Association practice standards.

Rapid diagnostics, antimicrobial stewardship both needed for optimal BSI management

Mortality, length of stay, and time to optimal therapy improved when rapid diagnostic tests were used together with conventional blood cultures in antimicrobial stewardship programs for patients with bloodstream infection (BSI), a review found.

High-intensity statins associated with survival after myocardial infarction in elderly

Among French patients 80 years or older at the time of a myocardial infarction, receiving high-intensity lipid-lowering therapy at discharge was associated with lower risk of death over five years.

Ultrasound shows potential as first-line diagnostic tool in suspected GCA

Diagnosis of giant-cell arteritis (GCA) was confirmed on temporal artery ultrasound in 44% of patients referred for high clinical suspicion of the condition, avoiding the need for biopsy, a study at six French hospitals found.

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