The appropriate advice regarding the optimal time of smoking cessation for patients seen close to their scheduled surgery awaits further research.”. ... Neither providers nor an algorithm accurately predicted which patients had the highest risk of
from the ED, even though most lacked an appropriate clinical indication, according to a recent study. ... Results appeared in a research letter published in the October JAMA Internal Medicine.
Vaccination for influenza does not appear to increase risk for adverse outcomes in hospitalized surgical patients, according to a recent study. ... Among older patients who were discharged from the ED, certain factors were associated with death or ICU
Azithromycin and levofloxacin were both associated with increased cardiac risk compared with amoxicillin, a recent study found. ... Incorrect antibiotic prescribing is common among inpatients in U.S. hospitals, according to a recent report from the CDC.
Providing more details to primary care physicians (PCPs) about medication changes during hospitalization can help improve adherence after discharge, according to a recent study. ... More research needs to be done to determine precisely who is at risk and
The frequently poor outcomes of nursing home residents who have a hip fracture were quantified by a recent study. ... Some other recent publications assessed the use, and probable overuse, of opioids in the U.S.
Only a small proportion of ischemic stroke readmissions are preventable, a recent study found. ... placement. Recent research has shown that PICCs are not as safe as historically assumed, the study authors noted.
Summaries from ACP Hospitalist Weekly. Antimicrobial stewardship can be successfully implemented in community hospitals, a recent study found. ... Hospitals that treated more pulmonary embolisms (PEs) had lower rates of patient mortality from the
Statin treatment was associated with less energy and more exertional fatigue, according to a recent analysis. ... Recent guidelines describe the appropriate uses of arterial ultrasound and physiological testing for patients with known or suspected
Lowering blood pressure in the first few days after an acute stroke does not appear to improve functional outcome, according to a recent study. ... For prospective validation, trained research assistants at 4 general medicine units administered 3D-CAM