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340B hospitals provide more low-profit services

May 23, 2018
Hospitals that participate in the 340B program offer more low-profit service lines than nonparticipants, according to research published in JAMA

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In-hospital mortality due to acute stroke continues to decline

May 10, 2018
The rate of mortality among patients hospitalized with acute stroke continues to decrease nationwide, according to a study presented at the American…

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Early hospital readmissions more preventable than late readmissions

May 3, 2018
Readmissions to the hospital within 7 days of discharge tend to be more preventable than those between 8 and 30 days after discharge, according to…

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Common mistakes to avoid when treating pneumonia in the hospital

May 1, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — When treating pneumonia in the hospital, physicians should be careful to avoid common mistakes, Joanna M. Bonsall, MD, PhD, from…

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VIDEO: Expert discusses substance use disorders in hospitalized patients

April 27, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Keri Holmes-Maybank, MD, hospitalist and rehabilitation medicine expert from the Medical University of South Carolina, discussed…

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Hospitalization serves as opportunity to diagnose diabetes

April 23, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Although diabetes is rarely the focus of an inpatient visit, the inpatient setting can be an opportunity for physicians to…

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VIDEO: Even small measures to increase geriatric patients’ activity in the hospital can improve outcomes

April 20, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – Geriatric patients in the hospital spend as much as 93% of their time in bed, significantly increasing their risk for…

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Simplified regimen maintains blood glucose for hospitalized patients with diabetes

April 13, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with diabetes present a range of challenges in the hospital setting, with significantly elevated 30-day mortality and…

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Adding clarithromycin, naproxen to regimen shortens hospitalization for influenza

April 13, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Among patients hospitalized for influenza who had infiltrates, the addition of clarithromycin and naproxen to amoxicillin…

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Strategies hospitalists can take to prevent antibiotic resistance

April 13, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — As antibiotic resistance continues to plague hospitals, a presenter at Hospital Medicine 2018 discussed approaches that…

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Inpatient setting ideal for improving hypertension regimen

April 13, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Because BP levels can be more closely monitored in hospitals, they present an ideal setting for changing hypertension regimens…

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Antipsychotics, benzodiazepines should not be used to treat delirium

April 12, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Despite their frequent off-label use in hospitals, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines do not treat delirium in older patients…

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Perioperative aspirin benefits patients with PCIs

April 12, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — In patients with prior PCI undergoing noncardiac surgery, aspirin demonstrated more benefits than harms, according to a…

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Buprenorphine effectively manages opioid use disorders, acute pain

April 11, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Initiating buprenorphine is appropriate for patients with opioid use disorders during hospitalization and can aid in managing…

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Consider purposeful steps physicians can take to gain patient trust, reduce bias

April 11, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — A presenter here at Hospital Medicine 2018 encouraged attendees to be aware of their subconscious bias and to connect with…

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Seek opportunities to improve professional interactions, reduce gender bias

April 11, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – In an era where #metoomedicine is a hashtag that reflects a movement that seeks to bring to light sexual harassment in the…

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Increased wait time to surgery after hip fracture results in adverse outcomes

April 11, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Increased wait time to the operating room in patients with hip fractures is associated with greater chance of mortality…

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Aggressive BP lowering, platelet transfusion not beneficial in managing intracranial hemorrhage

April 11, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Lowering BP in patients presenting with intracranial hemorrhage to lower than 140 mm Hg has not been shown to be beneficial…

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Smoking cessation, vaccination, maximizing inhaled therapy critical to reduce COPD readmission

April 10, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – COPD is one of the most common conditions associated with hospital readmission, and many of these may be preventable, according…

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Hospitalists must be ‘system engineers’ in the future

April 10, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Despite significant disruptive forces in health care, hospital medicine “is positioned about as good as any specialty can…