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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Implementing AHA guidelines with EMR intervention reduces unnecessary cardiac monitoring

March 15, 2016
A decision support intervention resulted in discontinuations of cardiac monitoring in line with American Heart Association guidelines, according to…
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SVR leads to decreased spleen size in patients with HCV, cirrhosis

March 15, 2016
Researchers observed a decrease in spleen size over time after patients with hepatitis C virus infection and cirrhosis achieved successful sustained…
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Paracentesis via ultrasound decreases mortality in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis

March 14, 2016
Hospitalized patients with cirrhosis who underwent paracentesis via ultrasound had increased mortality benefit over time, according to findings…
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Two-step C. difficile testing algorithm reduces antibiotic use

March 11, 2016
A two-step testing algorithm for detection of Clostridium difficile infection was associated with a significant decrease in use of anti-CDI…
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Physician empathy associated with decreased patient anxiety

March 10, 2016
When hospitalists responded to patients with empathy, those patients experienced decreases in anxiety and rated their experiences with the…
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Early feeding in patients with acute pancreatitis reduces hospital stay

March 9, 2016
Early initiation of enteral feeding in hospitalized patients with acute pancreatitis was found to be associated with reduced length of stay…
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VTE risk low among patients hospitalized with IBD

March 9, 2016
Most hospitalized patients with inflammatory bowel disease have a low risk for venous thromboembolism and, therefore, pharmacologic prophylaxis is…
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Weekend hospital admission increases risk for mortality in HCC

March 9, 2016
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma admitted to the hospital on the weekend had an increased likelihood for mortality vs. patients admitted on a…
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C. difficile onset increases in communities, decreases in hospitals

March 9, 2016
Community-acquired Clostridium difficile rates increased in the United States between 2010 and 2013, according to data presented at the 2016 Society…
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Hospital intervention may help obese patients lose weight

March 9, 2016
A weight loss intervention for obese patients initiated in a hospital achieved meaningful clinical outcomes, according to research presented at the…