May 29, 2024

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Holding off harms from addiction

Hospitalists can help their patients with substance use disorders by learning a little or a lot about harm reduction.

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The rise and fall of the urine eosinophil

A resident teaches an attending something about high-value kidney assessment.

IV acetaminophen did not reduce mortality in ICU patients with sepsis

Acetaminophen did appear to be safe and associated with lower rates of acute respiratory distress syndrome when compared with placebo in a randomized trial of critically ill sepsis patients at 40 U.S. hospitals.

Wide variation in sepsis outcomes by site of infection, type of organ dysfunction

One-fifth of inpatients diagnosed with sepsis met organ dysfunction criteria solely because of a decline in their systolic blood pressure, one of several findings leading the authors of a new study to propose reconsideration of the definition of sepsis.

Survey details significant rise in intensivists working in U.S. ICUs

More than 90% of all U.S. ICUs have intensivists available, according to a survey that measured prepandemic ICU staffing. In comparison, research from 1997 shows less than 40% of ICU patients received care from an intensivist.

Early mobilization associated with worse outcomes in ICU patients with diabetes

Patients with diabetes in the ICU who received minimized sedation and physiotherapy were at higher risk for death at 180 days than those without, a recent study found.

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