Tag: hospital medicine

HHS Will Drop Buprenorphine Waiver Rule for Most Physicians

Federal officials on Thursday announced a plan to largely drop the so-called X-waiver requirement for buprenorphine prescriptions for physicians in a bid to remove an...

Physician Harassment Common on Social Media, Study Suggests

Nearly one quarter of physicians who responded to an online survey reported that they had been harassed on social media, according to a study published...

Physician-Level PCI Mortality Data May Be Misleading

Publicly reported percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) mortality data may be misleading with regard to cardiologists who perform PCI at multiple centers, new research suggests. Dr...

Are They Getting It Right?

Most TV doctor dramas don’t receive widespread praise for their medical accuracy. This year, however, the pandemic has injected an inescapable dose of reality into...

Contact Tracing in Hospitals Falls Off As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Like most healthcare workers at his hospital in Lafayette, Indiana, Ramesh...

Black Resident Dies After Childbirth, Highlights Tragic Trend

Chaniece Wallace, MD, and Anthony Wallace Chaniece Wallace, MD, a chief pediatric resident at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, died on October...

Clinicians Incensed by Trump’s Claim They’re Inflating COVID Numbers

Medical groups and the clinicians they represent are criticizing President Donald Trump for his claim that their drive for reimbursement for COVID treatment may have...

The Ally in the Waiting Room

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. We think of a patient’s recovery happening in multiple locations –...

Performance Status, Molecular Testing Key to Cancer Prognosis

Performance status and molecular testing results are key tools in prognosticating for patients with newly diagnosed metastatic solid tumors, according to Sam Brondfield, MD, MA,...

Finer Risk Stratification Key in Acute Pulmonary Embolism

All intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism is not the same, Victor F. Tapson, MD, declared at the virtual annual conference of the Society of Hospital Medicine. The...

Pooled COVID-19 Testing Feasible, Greatly Reduces Supply Use

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Combining specimens from several low-risk inpatients in a single test for...

Endocrine Hospitalist-Led Service Improves Diabetes Care

Dr Mihail Zilbermint Mihail (“Misha”) Zilbermint, MD, is an unusual medical provider in an atypical practice setting: he’s a full-time endocrine hospitalist who heads an...

Pediatric Hospitalists Convene to Discuss PHM Designation

A recent teleconference brought together an ad hoc panel of pediatric hospitalists, with more than 100 diverse voices discussing whether there ought to be an...

New Hospital Ranking Produces Surprising Results

A new set of rankings compares 3282 US hospitals on metrics such as commitment to equity, inclusion, and community health, along with more traditional measures...

Would You Be Happier in a Leadership Position? This Doc Wasn’t

After practicing clinical care for 4 years, internist Suneel Dhand, MD, was ready for a change and eager for the chance to help improve the...

AHA Advice on Prehospital Acute Stroke Triage Amid COVID-19

The American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) has developed a “conceptual framework” to assist emergency medical service (EMS) providers and in-hospital triage teams handle...

Critically Ill NYC Patients, Severe Disease in Kids

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Debate Over Vitamin D, Dogs Sniff Out COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

A Twitter Thumbs Up for Docs Who Rock

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 14, 2020 — Today on Twitter, it’s all about docs and music, some well received,...

The Unanticipated Consequences of Pandemic Care

The COVID-19 pandemic is fraught with unexpected twists, among them a dramatic plunge in emergency department patient volumes, according to an expert panel on unanticipated consequences...

COVID-19 Daily: Antiviral Combo, Hospital Volumes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Nurses Behaving Badly on TikTok

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 05, 2020 — From bad behavior on TikTok to free in-hospital haircuts to a text...

HCQ Hospital Protocols, ED Physician Death

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

COVID-19 Crisis Exposes Resident Abuse

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Janelle (not her real name) had just wheeled a patient into...

Cancer Care Upended by COVID-19, Preventable Deaths

Here are the most important stories that Medscape Oncology’s editors picked for you to read today: Cancer Care Upended During COVID-19 The whole pathway of...