Core stewardship intervention feasible at community hospitals

August 19, 2019
Researchers tested two core Infectious Diseases Society of America-recommended antimicrobial stewardship interventions at four community hospitals in…

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Nearly 2% of hospitalized kids get at least one antibiotic for noninfectious conditions

August 15, 2019
Findings published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society showed that nearly 2% of children admitted to 32 children’s…

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Program reduces opioid exposure, improves outcomes after cesarean delivery

August 15, 2019
Enhanced recovery after surgery, or ERAS, programs may successfully reduce opioid exposure and improve outcomes in women who undergo elective…

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More than 70% of patients do not have advance directives prior to surgery

August 14, 2019
Approximately 71% of patients seen in perioperative testing clinics prior to surgery do not have any advanced care directives in place, according to…

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Persistent inflammation in sepsis survivors linked to death, readmission

August 13, 2019
Around two-thirds of patients in a 5-year, multisite study who survived hospitalization for sepsis demonstrated persistent elevated levels of…

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Racial disparities exist in use of palliative care for patients with ESKD

August 12, 2019
While the use of palliative care increased for all hospitalized patients with ESKD, black and Hispanic patients were significantly less likely to…

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Out-of-network billing and “surprise bills” increasingly common in in-network hospitals

August 12, 2019
Out-of-network billing has substantially increased among privately insured patients for both inpatient and ED visits, even when they go to in-network…

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Providers whose colleagues have had malpractice reports may be more likely to order advanced imaging

August 9, 2019
The rates at which physicians ordered advanced imaging during evaluation and management visits significantly increased shortly after a colleague was…

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Extreme heat events may increase ESRD hospital admission, mortality risks

August 9, 2019
Extreme heat events were associated with an increased risk for hospital admissions and mortality among patients with end-stage renal disease…

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Automated EMR tool improves antimicrobial stewardship

August 9, 2019
Researchers customized a Pennsylvania hospital’s electronic medical record to automate antimicrobial stewardship documentation and found that…

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Nurse response rate to monitor alarms low in hospital pediatric units

August 7, 2019
In a general hospital pediatric unit, nurses did not respond to 67% of physiologic monitor alarms, frequently finding no further assessment or…

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Perioperative management strategy lowers stroke, bleeding risk in patients on direct oral anticoagulants

August 5, 2019
In patients with atrial fibrillation, or AF, treated with direct oral anticoagulants, standardized perioperative management approaches were tied to…

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Cardiovascular implantable electronic device complications common

August 2, 2019
Complications associated with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices are common and vary significantly among hospitals, suggesting that…

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Opportunity for collaboration: ASPs and palliative care providers

July 30, 2019
A survey of antimicrobial stewardship programs in the United States revealed that about two-thirds monitor antimicrobial use in patients receiving…

Mayo Clinic ranked top hospital in the United States

July 30, 2019
The Mayo Clinic was ranked No. 1 on the 2019 to 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey. The Mayo Clinic was also ranked…

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Age not associated with hospital-onset CDI in colonized patients, study suggests

July 24, 2019
Increasing length of stay, exposure to multiple classes of antibiotics, use of opioids and cirrhosis are all independently associated with an…

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Hospital surveillance data show shift in focus from MRSA to gram-negative bacteria

July 18, 2019
A survey of health care facilities in the United States and 11 other countries found that, since 2013, active surveillance for MRSA has declined, and…

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Online simulated patient cases may improve care, reduce costs in sepsis and heart failure

July 17, 2019
Hospitalists who participated in online training cases for sepsis and heart failure provided improved care to their patients, resulting in reduced…

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AI machine-learning tool may help predict risk for burn-related AKI

July 16, 2019
A tool that uses artificial intelligence and a machine learning algorithm enhanced the performance of existing tests for predicting acute kidney…

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Prepregnancy surgery significantly increases risk for neonatal withdrawal

July 16, 2019
Prepregnancy surgery is associated with an increased risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome in later pregnancies, according to study results published…