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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Corticosteroids, lactated Ringer’s solution appropriate approaches to managing sepsis

April 10, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Evidence supports the use of hydrocortisone in more severely ill patients with sepsis, according to a presentation here at…
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Pradaxa use results in lower risk of major cardiovascular complications

April 10, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Treatment with Pradaxa (dabigatran, Boehringer Ingelheim) reduced the risk for death, MI and stroke in patients with elevated…
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Opioid stewardship critical in the hospital setting

April 9, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Opioid prescribing parallels the increased rate of opioid deaths, and opioid stewardship is just as important in hospital…
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Hospital medicine will prevail if it is part of the health care solution

April 9, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. – Society of Hospital Medicine incoming President Nasim Afsar, MD, MBA, addressed 4,000 hospitalists here and said the…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Occupying C. difficile-infected spaces associated with significant risk for infection

May 10, 2017
Individuals passing through hospital spaces “contaminated” with Clostridium difficile within the previous 24 hours were at a…
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Team-based approach reduces readmissions for COPD

May 10, 2017
An interprofessional, multicare setting program led to a nearly 50% reduction in 30-day all-cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease readmissions…
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Email-based care transition bundle improved patient care and communication

March 22, 2016
Researchers found that an email-based communication bundle developed and implemented to improve patient care transitions resulted in positive…
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Pain associated with less functional independence in older adults

March 18, 2016
When older adults discharged from inpatient rehabilitation were experiencing more pain, they had less functional independence, according to findings…
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Physicians should motivate hospitalized women at risk for breast cancer to be screened

March 17, 2016
A researcher identified several predictors of nonadherence to breast cancer screenings among hospitalized women, according to findings presented at…
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Delirium protocol essential, feasible in hospitalized non-ICU patients

March 16, 2016
Development and implementation of a delirium protocol for patients who were not in the ICU was attainable, according to research presented at the…