While hospital initiation of antiretroviral therapy was associated with increased frequency of HIV outpatient care visits in one trial of participants with HIV and substance use disorder, only 15% started antiretroviral therapy in the hospital, and viral suppression was not improved.
1 Jul 2020
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly.
15 Feb 2020
A single-center trial found benefits from providing recently hospitalized patients with proactive case management, advocacy, service linkage, and motivational support to address substance use disorder, medical, and basic needs for three months after discharge.
7 Apr 2021
In a cohort study in Oregon, patients were treated by the Improving Addiction Care Team service, an addiction medicine consult service offered at one large academic hospital.
21 Aug 2019
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An analysis of hospitalized patients found that those who used methamphetamine had a 32% increase in cardiovascular disease risk compared to nonusers who also had been hospitalized. Risk increases associated with misuse of alcohol and cocaine were 28% and 47%, respectively.
10 Aug 2022
A study of U.S. acute care visits from 2014 to 2018 found that on average, 9.3 million (9.4%) ED visits and 1.4 million (11.9%) hospitalizations per year involved alcohol use disorders or substance use disorders, with rates of both increasing over time.
22 Sep 2021
A hospitalist gained insight from a neuroscience journalist.
15 Jul 2020
From July 2019 to December 2020, sharp increases were seen in deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyls in midwestern (33.1%), southern (64.7%), and western (93.9%) jurisdictions, federal data indicate.
22 Dec 2021
In addition to approving a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor for use in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, the FDA recently warned about certain ventilators failing and a possible risk of cancer with a lymphoma medication.
16 Mar 2022