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Hypercalcemia from calcium sulfate antibiotic beads

A patient was admitted with right hip pain from a chronic prosthetic joint infection.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2023/05/31/free/hypercalcemia-from-calcium-sulfate-antibiotic-beads.htm
31 May 2023

Complications rare but potentially serious after pleural procedures

A narrative review looked at complications related to thoracocentesis, intercostal drains, indwelling pleural catheters, and local anesthetic thoracoscopy.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/12/15/3.htm
15 Dec 2021

RSV vaccine, OTC naloxone approved

The FDA also updated the prescribing information for immediate-release opioid pain medicines to note that these products should not be used for an extended period, among other recent actions.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2023/05/24/rsv-vaccine-otc-naloxone-approved.htm
24 May 2023

Antiplatelet therapy linked to increased risk of post-pleural procedure bleeding

Although patients on antiplatelet therapy were at increased risk of bleeding, including serious bleeding, during the 24 hours following a bedside pleural procedure compared with controls, rates of bleeding and severe bleeding were low, a French study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/12/16/2.htm
16 Dec 2020

Finding new ways to teach procedures

Simulation is part of the current model for procedure training.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2020/08/finding-new-ways-to-teach-procedures.htm
15 Aug 2020

Nearly all deaths related to noncardiac procedures occur after surgery, study finds

About 45% of deaths that occurred in the 30 days after noncardiac surgery were associated with three complications: major bleeding, myocardial injury, and sepsis.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/08/07/3.htm
7 Aug 2019

Organ procurement procedures appear to vary by individual U.S. hospital

In a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of 13 hospitals covered by two organ procurement organizations, rates of conversion of potential donor patients into actual donors ranged from 0% to 51.0%.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2023/02/15/organ-procurement-procedures-appear-to-vary-by-individual-us-hospital.htm
15 Feb 2023

Infective endocarditis risk increased after many types of medical procedures

The findings could warrant reconsideration of prophylactic antibiotics for some patients, according to the study authors, who also called for assessment of the costs and benefits of elective procedures for patients at high risk of endocarditis.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2018/06/13/2.htm
13 Jun 2018

SHM issues recommendations on ultrasound guidance for vascular access procedures

The 29 new recommendations from the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) cover preprocedure steps, procedure techniques, postprocedure care, and training.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/09/18/1.htm
18 Sep 2019

ESKD patients more likely to survive procedures when dialysis done closer to surgery

The 90-day mortality rate after a surgical procedure was 5.2% in Medicare patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) who last underwent dialysis three days prior to surgery, compared to 4.7% with dialysis two days prior and 4.2% with it one day prior, a retrospective study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/11/09/eskd-patients-more-likely-to-survive-procedures-when-dialysis-done-closer-to-surgery.htm
9 Nov 2022

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