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Studies find practice variation and frequent adverse events with mechanical ventilation

About 45% of critically ill patients experienced at least one major adverse peri-intubation event in one international study, while another study found that weaning and discontinuation practices vary around the world.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/03/31/5.htm
31 Mar 2021

High-intensity medical therapy at HF discharge reduced readmissions, death

Researchers stopped the STRONG-HF randomized trial early due to greater than expected differences in outcomes between patients who received rapid up-titration of guideline-directed medical therapy under strict follow-up and those who received usual care.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/11/16/high-intensity-medical-therapy-at-hf-discharge-reduced-readmissions-death.htm
16 Nov 2022

Intensifying hypertension regimen at discharge associated with readmissions, adverse events

Rates of cardiovascular events within a year were similar regardless of whether patients treated at Veterans Health Administration hospitals for noncardiac conditions had their hypertension medication regimens intensified at discharge.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/08/28/1.htm
28 Aug 2019

April 2018

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2018/04/

Ventilator bundle reduced adverse events, including pneumonia

The bundle included head-of-bed elevation, use of subglottic secretion drainage endotracheal tubes, oral care, chlorhexidine mouth care, and daily spontaneous awakening and breathing trials.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2017/05/10/2.htm
10 May 2017

Resident handoff quality, adverse event rate improved after I-PASS implementation

Across 32 hospitals, major and minor handoff-related reported adverse events fell by nearly 50% following implementation of the verbal and written handoff communication improvement program in general pediatric and internal medicine units.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/11/09/free/resident-handoff-quality-adverse-event-rate-improved-after-i-pass-implementation.htm
9 Nov 2022

Avoiding beta-lactam therapy in hospitalized patients with self-reported allergies may lead to more adverse events

Developing inpatient programs aimed at accurately identifying beta-lactam allergies to safely promote beta-lactam administration among patients who report allergies is warranted, the authors concluded.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2016/07/20/3.htm
20 Jul 2016

May 2016

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2016/05/

No adverse events from MRI in patients with pacemakers and ICDs, study finds

The prospective, nonrandomized study included 1,509 patients who had a “legacy” pacemaker or ICD that did not meet FDA criteria to be MRI-conditional.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2018/01/10/1.htm
10 Jan 2018

BiPAP masks recalled for magnetic interference

The FDA reported safety concerns with masks for some bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines and approved the first generic version of a popular diabetes drug, among other recent actions.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/10/12/bipap-masks-recalled-for-magnetic-interference.htm
12 Oct 2022

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