These cases and commentary, which focus on insulin, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
15 Apr 2014
Patients who receive sedative premedication with lorazepam before elective surgery involving general anesthesia may not benefit, according to a new study.
11 Mar 2015
Researchers developed a risk score based on 7 factors: older age, male sex, diabetes, number of prescribed drugs, lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers, and higher American Society of Anesthesiologists grade.
18 Nov 2015
Michael J. Maniaci, MD, ACP Member, reviewed data on cardiac and pulmonary perioperative exams and insulin and aspirin management at the Mayo Clinic Hospital Medicine 2017 conference.
15 Jan 2018
There was a 25-fold variation in the proportion of U.S. hospitals that adhered to guidelines about prescribing high-dose aspirin at discharge, with some hospitals discharging fewer than 10% of patients on high-dose aspirin and other hospitals discharging 100% of patients on the regimen, a study found.
20 Aug 2014
Coding corner Billing for routine perioperative care by hospitalists may require modifiers.
15 Jun 2008
Use of beta-blockers in patients who have not had a recent heart attack but are undergoing nonemergency coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery was not associated with better outcomes, a study found.
25 Jun 2014
This issue features stories on ICU care, resident training, and perioperative care for cancer patients, among others.
15 Feb 2013
A multidimensional frailty score helped predict postoperative mortality risk in elderly patients, according to a new study.
14 May 2014
Hospitalists can help quickly identify various issues that arise postoperatively.
15 Dec 2013