Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from Hospital Medicine, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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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…