Tag: hospital medicine

AAP Releases Guidelines for Febrile Infants

The long-anticipated American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for the treatment of well-appearing febrile infants have arrived, and key points include updated guidance for cerebrospinal fluid...

Federal Speech Rulings May Prompt HCWs to Call Out Safety Issues

Karen Jo Young wrote a letter to her local newspaper criticizing executives at the hospital where she worked as an activities coordinator, arguing that their actions led...

Visa Worries Intensify Pandemic Stress for Hospitalist Moms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all hospitalists, especially those...

Focus on Effective Chest Pumps, Shocks

The keys to effective resuscitation in the hospital setting include effective compression and early defibrillation, a hospitalist told colleagues. She also urged them to consider...

Experts Point to Better Ways to Handle Hospital Conflicts

Imagine a hospitalist, part of a group with 35 hospitalists, is in her second year of practice and is caring for a 55-year-old woman with...

Things Pediatric Hospitalists Do for No Reason

Converge 2021 session High Value Care in Pediatrics – Things We Do for No Reason Presenter Ricardo Quinonez, MD, FAAP, FHM Session summary Ricardo Quinonez,...

Hospitalist Leader on Post-COVID Approach to Career Advancement

After navigating a pandemic that turned the world – including the world of hospital medicine – upside down for so long, the very idea of...

Strategies to Turn the Tide on Racial and Gender Inequity

Working to mitigate racial and gender inequity in hospital medicine may seem like a daunting task, but every physician can play a role in turning...

Torsemide Over Furosemide as First-Line Loop Diuretic for HF

Dr Anthony C. Breu When starting a new loop diuretic for a patient with heart failure, strongly consider torsemide over furosemide, Anthony C. Breu, MD, advised...

Survey Offers Snapshot of Nationwide COVID-19 Discharge Practices

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Discharge practices for COVID-19 patients vary widely at the nation’s academic...

Less After-Hours Work on EHRs Linked to Less Physician Burnout

Physicians who spend less time charting after-hours and those who have better organizational support for their electronic health records (EHRs) are less likely to report...

Medicare Cuts Payment to 774 Hospitals Over Patient Complications

The federal government has penalized 774 hospitals for having the highest rates of patient infections or other potentially avoidable medical complications. Those hospitals, which include some of...

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...