Frailty should be assessed along with baseline cognition, risk for delirium, functional status, nutritional status, and, in particular, patients' treatment goals and expectations, an expert said.
25 Apr 2018
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 May 2019
Glucocorticoid use associated with increased risk for any infection after joint replacement in patients with RA
Minimizing glucocorticoid exposure before surgery should be a primary focus of perioperative medication management in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), study authors concluded.
22 May 2019
More than two-thirds of patients reported having been awakened by external causes, a third of which involved hospital staff, and the most common causes were noise of other patients, medical devices, pain, and toilet visits.
25 Jul 2018
A command center is key for managing the complexity of both airports and hospitals.
15 Jun 2020
Researchers analyzed administrative data from 2008 to 2012 among Medicare recipients with a discharge diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia at 327 California hospitals.
4 Jul 2018
Patients with moderately decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate who were undergoing an elective procedure that required administration of IV contrast material were randomized to receive 0.9% saline via IV or no prophylaxis.
1 Mar 2017
The American College of Cardiology's expert decision consensus pathway addresses four areas: preprocedure evaluation, imaging modalities and measurements, key issues in performing the procedure, and recommendations for patient follow-up.
11 Jan 2017
Atraumatic needles were associated with significantly reduced risk for headache and other complications while having similar rates of efficacy as conventional needles, according to the meta-analysis.
13 Dec 2017
An expert offers his ideas on proning, feeding, and more.
15 Apr 2021