From 2008 to 2018 in California, hospitalizations for methamphetamine-associated cardiomyopathy/heart failure (HF) increased by 585%, leading study authors to call for a “public health and clinical care response campaign to combat this multifaceted, fast-moving epidemic.”
21 Jul 2021
An expert speaker at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology 2022 Annual Meeting drew parallels between perioperative anaphylaxis and the Spanish dish, reviewing differential diagnoses, causal agents, and useful labs.
23 Mar 2022
Detection of alcohol use disorder was more likely among male compared to female patients and among White patients compared to Hispanic and Black patients.
4 Nov 2020
Talk directly to the surgeon, peek at the wound, and don't be afraid to call with questions, experts advised.
11 May 2022
In a study of internal medicine residents who underwent paracentesis simulation training, performance on the Paracentesis Competency Assessment Tool significantly declined three months later.
30 Sep 2020
The standardized strategy stopped direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) for one to two days prior to an elective surgery or procedure and resumed DOACs one to three days afterward, without heparin bridging, in patients with atrial fibrillation.
14 Aug 2019
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Mar 2020
Most U.S. hospitals provided patients with similar guidance on isolation, but their criteria for discharge varied, leading the study authors to call for more research in this area. An Italian study found high incidence of hospital-acquired infections among COVID-19 patients in ICUs.
21 Apr 2021
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Hospital strain seems to be a significant factor in patients' mortality from COVID-19, according to a study analyzing deaths among ICU patients by hospital and another comparing March and April 2020 outcomes to those later in the year.
5 May 2021