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August 17, 2022

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/08/17/

Postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis may not reduce risk of surgical-site infection

Findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis of 52 studies support World Health Organization recommendations against continuing surgical antibiotic prophylaxis postoperatively.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/06/03/4.htm
3 Jun 2020

One-quarter of hospitalized Medicare patients experienced harm, government report finds

A new report from the HHS Office of Inspector General found that 25% of Medicare patients experienced adverse events or temporary harm events during their hospital stays in October 2018, and 43% of these were deemed preventable.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/05/18/free/one-quarter-of-hospitalized-medicare-patients-experienced-harm.htm
18 May 2022

Flying thrombectomy teams faster than transferring stroke patients

The median time from the decision to pursue endovascular thrombectomy to the start of the procedure was 58 minutes in patients who received thrombectomy from interventionists deployed to them by helicopter and 148 minutes in patients transferred to the hospital, a German study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/05/11/flying-teams-to-perform-thrombectomy-faster-than-transferring-stroke-patients.htm
11 May 2022

Variations, improvement strategies in hospital care for COVID-19

Two new studies looked at the problems of variation in hospital outcomes and transmission in health care settings. Other articles offered strategies to make the most of hospitalists, personalize treatment, predict mortality, and follow the evidence.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/07/22/2.htm
22 Jul 2020

Late diagnoses, routine cultures, and more

Research summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2021/05/recent-research.htm
15 May 2021

1 in 4 patients with malignant pleural effusion readmitted within a month

A retrospective cohort study found that the risk of readmission was increased among patients who were only treated with thoracentesis, as well as those who were on Medicaid or discharged to a nursing home or home health.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/10/02/4.htm
2 Oct 2019

POCUS training track effective for internal medicine residents without local expertise

At one university-based internal medicine residency program, a three-year point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training track that used both local and external resources increased residents' use of and comfort with POCUS applications.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/06/29/pocus-training-track-effective-for-internal-medicine-residents-without-local-expertise.htm
29 Jun 2022

COVID-19 recommendations, research focus on clinician health

Recent articles offered advice on avoiding overuse in medicine and viral spread, including during ventilation. A study found mood problems and fears among physicians treating COVID-19, while mental health experts offered some solutions.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/06/03/2.htm
3 Jun 2020

Pocket-sized procedures

Ultrasound images, formerly only available from machines weighing hundreds of pounds and costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, can now be viewed on devices significantly smaller in both size and price.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2011/05/ultrasounds.htm
15 May 2011

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