It's your last chance to submit your short article about a strategy, patient or colleague interaction, or other aspect of hospital practice during the pandemic, for possible publication in the November ACP Hospitalist. The deadline is next Monday, Aug. 31.
26 Aug 2020
Two hospitalists muse on the current pandemic.
15 Sep 2020
In addition to booster shots, the latest COVID-19 research looked at vaccine effectiveness, remdesivir's effects, an early indicator of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia, and rates of follow-up after hospitalization.
22 Sep 2021
Findings from a case series of patients with electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) at a hospital in Utah suggest that bronchoscopy rarely contributed meaningfully to diagnosis, given the frequency of false positives.
11 Nov 2020
The August ACP Hospitalist is online and in the mail, with articles about academic medicine that focus on pandemic effects, procedure training, and the closure of a residency program. There's also expert advice on strokes associated with COVID-19 and on insulin switches.
12 Aug 2020
Several groups in the U.S., including health care workers, are now eligible to receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after completing the initial two-dose series.
29 Sep 2021
One study showed how a new committee reduced discharges to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) while another indicated that empiric antibiotics aren't necessary for ventilated COVID-19 patients. Officials announced plans for vaccine boosters, and convalescent plasma failed an outpatient trial.
25 Aug 2021
One hospital reduced unnecessary labs during the pandemic, while another collected nine lessons to improve health care. Other recent studies looked at venous thromboembolism (VTE) in COVID-19 inpatients and mortality rates among patients hospitalized for other conditions during last year's surges.
28 Jul 2021
The NIH updated its recommendations on inpatient treatment to address medication availability, metoprolol showed promise in a small ICU study, and new research highlighted decreased vaccine effectiveness and increased illness severity with the delta variant.
1 Sep 2021
Recent studies looked at use of dexamethasone and rates of in-hospital cardiac arrest in COVID-19 patients, hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) during the pandemic, and vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia. Also, the FDA and new research supported a third vaccine dose for organ transplant patients.
18 Aug 2021