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Common pitfalls in diagnosing anaphylaxis

April 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — When anaphylaxis is suspected, diagnostic criteria, symptoms, risk factors, clinical history and pitfalls are important to…

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VIDEO: Best handoffs brief, verbal, focused on sickest patients

April 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Focusing on the sickest patients and those where there are significant needed steps will optimize hand-offs between shifts…

In the Journals

Physicians favor pediatric antimicrobial stewardship but question its efficiency

April 10, 2019
Physicians and other prescribers at a large children’s hospital generally favored the hospital’s antimicrobial stewardship program but…

CommentaryFrom OT Europe

Mental health is a consideration in patients undergoing planned orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2019
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
Mental health is not usually considered to be much of a factor that influences the overall outcome of patients who undergo planned orthopaedic…

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Tips for disclosing medical errors

April 5, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Disclosing medical errors can be incredibly challenging conversations, but when done the right way by presenting…

In the Journals

Infective endocarditis caused by A. urinae in pediatric patient

April 3, 2019
Research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society describes the course of disease and treatment of an 11-year old boy…

In the Journals

Closed-loop insulin improves time in range for inpatients receiving nutritional support

April 2, 2019
Inpatients receiving enteral or parenteral nutrition in a noncritical care setting who required insulin therapy spent significantly more time in the…

In the Journals

Treating uncomplicated UTIs with narrower spectrum agents limits resistance

April 1, 2019
Treating uncomplicated UTIs using narrower-spectrum agents appears to limit the development of antibiotic resistance locally, according to findings…

In the Journals

Most clinician-family conferences do not consider patient values, preferences

April 1, 2019
Most conferences between clinicians and family members about prognosis and goals of care for patients in the ICU lack crucial communication about…

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Misdiagnosis of cellulitis common

March 28, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Other conditions being misdiagnosed as cellulitis contributes to high health care costs and a significant number of…

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Understanding state, federal laws crucial for inpatient medical marijuana use

March 28, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Before dispensing medical marijuana to inpatients, hospitalists should examine their state and federal laws to protect…

In the Journals

Restrict movement, door openings to reduce SSI risk during surgery

March 27, 2019
Findings from a multicenter, observational study conducted in France revealed an association between the movements of staff in the operating room, or…

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Antipsychotics may be ineffective for delirium, may increase severity

March 27, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The data behind prescribing antipsychotics to treat patients with delirium may not be “as strong as we…

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Hospitals serve as teaching moment to educate patients about healthy diets

March 27, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The underlying cause of chronic disease is often related to diet; therefore, by promoting better nutrition, hospitalists…

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Hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy: What hospitalists should know

March 27, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Although many hospitalists are often not comfortable with pregnant patients because they don't see very many, diagnosing…

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EHR data helps predict COPD readmissions

March 27, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A prediction tool that exclusively used readily available electronic health record data successfully identified patients…

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Hospitals can help educate, treat patients with opioid use disorder

March 27, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Hospitalization provides a unique opportunity to screen, educate, support and treat patients with opioid use disorder…

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Overnight vital sign assessments based on risk may improve sleep, increase patient satisfaction

March 26, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Low-risk patients who did not receive overnight vital sign assessments reported improved satisfaction with the care they…

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Physicians are not powerless in reducing burnout

March 26, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Occupational burnout is pervasive among health care providers, but physicians have the power to address the issue head…

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New model accurately assesses VTE risk

March 26, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — A novel risk assessment model for venous thromboembolism accurately stratified risk among inpatients and demonstrated…