Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 May 2019
Hospitalists should be a little more tentative about these tenets.
15 Jun 2019
The number needed to treat to prevent one C. difficile recurrence was 10 in the overall patient population and 6 in patients age 65 years and over and those with previous infections.
1 Feb 2017
Medication management and other strategies can improve a hospital stay.
15 Aug 2019
Patients who were kept at 33 °C for 48 hours after cardiac arrest had a slight, but not significant, improvement in cognitive performance at six months.
2 Aug 2017
Researchers found no significant difference in preventable adverse events but did find improvement in nurses' and interns' communication about patients' expected discharge dates and daily care plans.
2 Mar 2016
Patients were randomized to usual care according to guidelines or heart failure therapy titrated to the goal of a target amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level below 1,000 pg/mL.
30 Aug 2017
Bridging afib patients whose anticoagulation is interrupted may raise risk of bleeding, adverse events
Routinely bridging patients with atrial fibrillation whose oral anticoagulation is interrupted for a procedure may increase their risk for bleeding and adverse events, an observational study found.
24 Dec 2014
Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.
15 Jul 2016
An expert offers advice on recognizing the condition and avoiding serious consequences.
15 Feb 2021