Search results for "From ACP Hospitalist"
Most asymptomatic C. difficile carriers in health care settings did not progress to infection
In a study at three U.S. hospitals and affiliated long-term care facilities, most patients who were found to be carriers of Clostridioides difficile had cleared the bacteria on subsequent testing, and only 13.4% were subsequently diagnosed with infection.
24 Mar 2023
EBV monitoring after liver transplant may help reduce incidence of PTLD
A strategy that monitored Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viral load after liver transplant in adults was associated with decreased incidence of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD), a retrospective Dutch study found.
27 Jan 2023
Stopping the cycle of C. diff
Microbiota therapies offer exciting potential to reduce the burden of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, experts say.
24 Feb 2023
A 21-year-old man with type 1 diabetes presented to the hospital with nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Physical exam showed hepatosplenomegaly.
23 Sep 2022
Selective digestive tract decontamination assessed in ventilated ICU patients
A systematic review found that mechanically ventilated ICU patients had lower in-hospital mortality rates with selective digestive tract decontamination versus standard care or placebo, while a trial found improvement in rates of positive blood cultures and antibiotic-resistant organisms, but not mortality, with the intervention.
18 Nov 2022
Aggressive fluid strategy didn't avert progression to severe pancreatitis
The randomized trial was stopped early due to lack of benefit and significantly higher risk of fluid overload in patients receiving an aggressive fluid resuscitation strategy compared to those getting moderate resuscitation.
23 Sep 2022
A click to improve cirrhosis care
An electronic alert increased use of rifaximin in patients with cirrhosis who were taking lactulose and were admitted with hepatic encephalopathy.
24 Jun 2022
Procalcitonin algorithm reduced antibiotic use in patients with acute pancreatitis
A randomized trial assigned some patients to a treatment strategy of starting, stopping, or continuing antibiotics based on whether their procalcitonin test value was more or less than 1.0 ng/mL.
26 Aug 2022
Manage meds to treat GI bleeding before, after endoscopy
Care of inpatients with GI bleeding is complicated and multidisciplinary, but hospitalists can contribute by starting and stopping the right drugs, according to conference coverage from Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.
27 May 2022
Two risk scores most accurately predict outcomes after lower GI bleeding
The Oakland score performed best for predicting safe discharge, major bleeding, and transfusion, while the Strate score performed best for hemostasis, according to a recent review and meta-analysis that assessed four scores.
24 Jun 2022